Soccer for peace
Soccer For Peace supports initiatives in Colombia so that children and young people in general, can get access to quality education and develop values and life skills through the soccer pedagogy. We believe values education has the power to end the poverty in Colombia.
Join the Strikers For Peace Campaign!
1 in every 3 Colombians lives in poverty conditions, making Colombia one of the most unequal countries in Latin America. Watch this video and find out how we use soccer to change this reality.
STRIKERS FOR PEACE CAMPAIGN
Join the "Strikers For Peace" Campaign. Sponsor a youth for only $1 USD a day! A $365 USD donation guarantees a child's participation in our programs for a full year.
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How we work
With your support we have reached 40 communities and have had an impact on more than 4.000 children throughout Colombia. We operate in Colombia as "Fútbol Con Corazón" (FCC).
How kids develop life skills using soccer
Our children learn the fundamentals of soccer techniques, strategy and play. In addition, they are trained in our pedagogical methodology "Soccer for peace".
Our "Soccer for Peace" Methodology has 3 main goals:
Soccer for Peace is not a traditional soccer game.
We changed the rules of the Game:
The game is played in three stages.
Co-existence agreements are attained.
The first goal must always be scored by a woman.
Every team member must participate.
There is an evaluation and a self-evaluation.
The winner is a blend of goals and behavior.
You can help us fight the poverty crisis in Colombia through values education, using the power of soccer!
About Soccer For Peace
The Soccer for Peace Foundation (SFP) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that promotes the use of soccer as a vehicle for social change, making an impact on more than 4.000 children in Colombia. We operate in Colombia as "Fútbol Con Corazón".
SFP was incorporated in 2008 in the State of Florida and is governed by a Board of Directors.
Why we do it
Colombia is one of the most “unequal” countries on the planet—where the gap between rich and poor people is among the widest in the world. All sectors of Colombian society must work to ameliorate the issues that result from this gap. Specifically, Soccer For Peace initiative targets vulnerable neighborhoods and communities that often share these characteristics:
- Fragile or no civic institutions.
- Extreme poverty and isolation.
- Lack of public services.
- High level of unemployment.
- Presence of displaced populations from civil conflict.
- Domestic violence and sexual abuse.
- Gang warfare and drug trade.
As a result, children and youth are at a high risk of falling prey to the inherent risks present in vulnerable communities.
We believe values education can end the poverty crisis in Colombia and soccer pedagogy is our vehicle of change.