The Inclusive World Cup - Road to Inclusion & Gender Equality

INCLUSIVE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2018


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.

Favela United hosted the very first Inclusive football World Cup

Favela United hosted the very first Inclusive Football World Cup 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique to promote social change through football. This special football Tournament took place in one of the city’s largest communities “Bairro da Polana
Caniço”.

MORE THAN JUST FOOTBALL

The Game
The tournament has been designed to equally challenge players’ soft skills off the pitch as well as their hard skills on the pitch. The field is their spotlight, a safe place where they can all enjoy the freedom of the game.

 

The Impact – Youth leaders
On and off the pitch young people gain basic skills, knowledge and tools to become “FU Life Captains”, champions of their own destiny. By sharing their experiences and knowledge with others, they have a positive impact on the new generation youth and become change makers inside their own communities.

The Community Celebration
The Community is the key to this all inclusive program. The world cup celebrations, music and dance will attract, inspire and create an inclusive positive influence on all. By giving the
community the freedom to express
themselves on and off the pitch, people connect quickly and make new friendships

The Mission
Use football and the moment of the Russia World Cup to highlight the situation of one of the poorest football loving slums in the world,
fighting poverty and social exclusion.

 

THE INCLUSIVE WORLD CUP TROPHY


The symbolic trophy with 2 handsholding up a heart of love, stands for Love, Inclusion and Equality. The Cup was designed by Abby Nicole from TSH in Amsterdam. The Mozambican wood artist Armando from FEIMA in Maputo, brought the cup design to life. The Cup is made from 100% Mozambican Wood and weighs around seven Kilograms. The amazing local paint artist “Mateus Sithole” from the Polana Caniço Community gave the Cup an amazing and colorful finishing touch

SCORING FOR INCLUSION AND EQUALITY
#ALWAYSONSIDE

THE INCLUSIVE WORLD CUP TEAMS

WINNERS INCLUSIVE WORLD CUP 2018 - TEAM LOVE

Meet the Winning Team of the Inclusive World Cup 2018, TEAM LOVE.
Love is the key to inclusion - let’s be united forever

 

At the end of the Amazing first edition of the Inclusive World Cup all the teams and children became real Champions. During a period of 30 days all the teams and children had the time of their lifes and gained new life changing skills and knowledge to become champions of their own destiny.


#IWC2018 #Alwaysonside #Teameveryone 

 


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