Favela United is a community based youth empowerment organisation which uses the transformational power of football to drive social change inside marginalized communities of Mozambique.
A world where all children in Mozambique have equal opportunities and have the opportunity to make their own decisions about their own life and future. The Favela United program reinforces the general knowledge, skills and self-confidence of the participating children, so that boys and girls in Mozambique can be champions of their own destiny.
With the program we inspire and create a strong next generation of positive Change-Makers among youth inside marginalized communities with the power of football. Our aim is to provide the youth with the opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their community by teaching them on the pitch about fair play, inclusion and respect – lessons directly transferable to life in general and off the pitch, they participate into our ‘Life Captains’ Educational and Character development program.
LIFE CAPTAINS PROGRAM “Capitães da Vida”
Use football as a learning tool to change young lives and give them the basic skills, confidence, knowledge and opportunities to become champions of their own destiny.
The program includes weekly educational workshops together with our local partner organisations on Life skills education, youth leadership, team building, peace buidling, SRHR and environment awareness +…..
THE “FOOTBALL FOR CHANGE” GAME PLAN
Inspires and creates change makers among youth from the marginalized communities we work in.
Life Captains Program
Use football as a learning tool to change young lives.
Marginalized young people
Gain new life skills, knowledge and opportunities to become champions of their own destiny.
Favela United is a Non-Profit Organization officially registered in the Netherlands and Mozambique. The organization was founded by Patrick Hoep, former professional football player from SC Heerenveen and the Netherlands national youth team. Favela United launched her first football for change projects in Rio de Janeiro back in 2010. In 2015 Favela United expanded to Mozambique, overwhelmed by the inequality, marginalization and stigmatization that the youth faces in the favela’s, Patrick and his coaches transformed Favela United in more than just a football school.
We are an operational community NGO, meaning we plan and carry out boots-on-the-ground projects to accomplish our objectives. This requires a great deal of careful planning, communication, and local involvement for each project.
Sport has the power to change the world…” Nelson Mandela