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Sport and SDGs case study: Fútbol Más

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Sport and SDGs case study: Fútbol Más

Strengthening resilience processes and community cohesion through games and sports.

How does your organisation work toward achieving the SDGs?

Fútbol Más conducts socio-sports workshops that promote well-being of children and young people, strengthening resilience processes and community cohesion through games and sports. In line with the SDGs, the workshops promote good health, quality non-formal educational spaces, participation in equal conditions for boys and girls, recovery of public spaces and community social capital, as well as a culture of peace in neighbourhoods and other contexts such as schools, stadiums, among others.

Which specific goals do you target?

  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, through the increase in daily physical activity, prevention of chronic diseases and sex education
  • Goal 4: Quality Education, promoting socio-emotional development and life skills
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality, encouraging female sports participation and promoting female neighbourhood leaders
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, promoting good quality and safe public spaces, fostering community cohesion and resilience in contexts of humanitarian crises and natural disasters. Fútbol Más won the award for the best Sport for Development initiative in this category at the Beyond Sport Awards 2018
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, safeguarding children’s rights
  • Goal 17: Alliances to achieve the objectives, working in collaboration and alliance with other NGOs, the private sector, companies and sports associations and the public sector, to achieve progress in the SDGs. From this work, Fútbol Más won in September 2018 the World Football Summit Award in the category 'Best Corporative Responsibility Initiative'

What changes have you made to your work since the SDGs were introduced in January 2016? 

We reviewed the goals of the SDGs and some of them were connected to what we were already doing. By becoming aware of them, we strengthened some components that contribute more directly to the objectives. On the other hand, the SDGs were socialised with all the teams that run the workshops so that they know the importance of the intervention at a global level.

How is your organisation measuring progress?

We carry out evaluations of our programme to detect changes in physical, socio-emotional and social indicators. We also monitor our components according to success goals to increase the chances of impact. Finally, we also collect testimonies from the beneficiaries of our programme to understand what progress we are making and what aspects we need to improve.


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Fernando May, Fútbol Más


Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:03

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