“Being a part of the Favela United project changed my life. I used to be very shy and didn’t have a lot of self confidence. Now I'm coaching the next generation young girls and boys in the community and I also became a referee in the official youth football competition. I feel strong, confident and respected when I walk through the community, it makes me happy and proud”. Joaquina
Over the past 10 years Favela United reached and impacted over 50.000 vulnerable young people with the power of sports throughout Mozambique and Brazil.
Since 2015 Favela United has helped youth in Mozambique realize their potential by opening up life-changing pathways that have had a transformative effect on them, their families and communities
2.500+ every year.
Vulnerable young people receiving life changing skills, education and sports activities.
Communities involved in our activities
Created and inspired Change Makers are giving back to their community
School drop outs returned to school with support of Favela United.
In partnership with local schools.
Players invited for trials in Europe at top level clubs
Players have become youth internationals for the National Team
More than 30% of our Academy players entered the local Highest Football divisions (Moçambola)
Young People (+Families) in the communities received Food Aid and Health Support during the COVID-19 pandemic
This documentary series, brings you to the heart of the Favela United project inside the Polana Caniço community in Maputo, Mozambique.
The Girls empowerment program #favelaunited #lifecaptains restarted last week, today it was another great workshop day with our program partner @chidiamassamba @moztangsoodo559 on Self-Defense through martial arts.
The Favela United Life Captains Girls program Empowers young woman and reinforces the general knowledge, skills and self-confidence of the participating girls, so that girls in Mozambique can be champions of their own destiny. “Favela United Life Captains”
Happy and proud to announce that 7 of our Favela United Academy players are selected for the U17 National Team of #mozambique #favelaunited #maputo #moçambique #FFC #footballforchange #Academy #africafootball #cosafa
We are stepping up to support all our players and their families. To encourage everyone to #staysafe and #stayhome, we are offering #safehome packages. With monthly supply of soap, rice & beans, and flyers with COVID19 information and advise on how to stay healthy and safe.
“THE FUTURE PLANTS ARE THE ONES WE SEED TODAY” #favelaunited.
When all eyes were on Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018 we did not forget about the other side of the world, where youth still fights againstsocial exclusion a nd poverty. The World Cup for social change Following the footsteps of one of the World’s best footballers of all time, Mozambique’s legendary Eusébio da Silva. Last summer over 500 marginalized children throughout Mozambique’s poorest communities tasted the sweet feeling of participating in a World Cup and experienced what it feels like to be a real football star. During 30 days, boys and girls from 16 different communities including street children came together on the pitch to play and celebrate the beautiful game of football.