Favela United is a non profit organisation which uses the transformational power of football to drive social change inside marginalized communities of Mozambique.
Our football for Change program is about using the game of football for social good and uniting our shared passion for the beautiful game to make a real difference in society. Favela united works with the most vulnerable children of our society and uses football as a tool to drive social change:
Favela United unites children coming from different marginalized communities, including street children and orphans. These children often grow up in an unstable environment, with very limited training and development opportunities.
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 program.
LIFE CAPTAINS PROGRAM “Capitães da Vida”
Use football as a learning tool to change young lives and give them the basic skills, confience, 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.
Sport has the power to change the world…” Nelson Mandela