Fútbol Más is an international Sport for Development NGO based in Chile using football as a tool for resilience development and youth and community empowerment.
Our vision: Happier people in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our mission: Promote the development of resilience in girls, boys and teenagers who live in contexts of biosocial
vulnerability in order to giving them the opportunity to strenghten their life skills and develop the social capital in their communities. Fútbol Más goes right to the heart of vulnerable neighborhoods, their sport spaces. Professionals from the social area and professional sports coaches hold social-sport workshops in these important
community gathering places 4 days a week, 9 months a year for a period of between 3 to 5 years. These social-sport workshops are targeted to girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 15 years old and seek to generate protected childhood spaces within neighborhoods. Our workshops not only provide a space where our professionals can transmit valuable life skills which benefit comprehensive child development, but are also committed to strengthening the community´s social capital. Fútbol Más trains adolescents and adults as Sports Monitors and Sports Coordinators. In those trainings the locals acquire the tools, which will allow them to create and maintain their own community programs once the intervention process is finished. Today, Fútbol Más is present in around 85 African, Latin American and Caribbean neighborhoods located across 6 countries. Currently we are working with 5.500 children and we are demonstrating since 2008, that any reality can be transformed looking on the bright side of the life.
Our work is based and guided by the following values: