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Promoting resilience and well-being of boys and girls around the world through sport

Fundación Fútbol Más

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Fútbol Más programs aim to strengthen processes of resilience, meaningful connections and community cohesion for boys, girls and youth through game and sports. To promote well-being inside schools, Fútbol Más developed a technology based train-the-trainers program, so teachers and school members can learn and implement our methodology through sessions of social-emotional development & sport.
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Target Group
26 000
Children/Users
9
Countries
2007
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
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Updated on April 14th, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

The main goal of Fútbol Más since its creation, is to promote happiness and resilience throughout the most vulnerable schools and communities in Chile. The need for stronger, more connected and inspired communities and their children is combined with their passion for soccer. Through sport it is possible to develop social and emotional abilities, enhance positive behavior and encourage happiness.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We implement different programs depending on the needs of the community: Vulnerable neighborhoods (resilience development in girls and boys); Schools (promotion of healthy coexistence and teacher training), Humanitarian Crisis and Emergencies (resignification of the trauma caused by rights violation or in natural catastrophes contexts); Campaigns & Social Experiments; and Transfer & Technology (online and face-to-face methodologies for training sports facilitators for development). The total number of beneficiaries of these programs is around 26,000.
Currently through Transfer & Technology we're developing a videogame on the Nivelat platform that gamifies the experience of training for all the teachers of the Schools, Neighborhoods and Humanitarian Crisis programs: we teach the Fútbol Más methodology through an interactive and personalized game, revisiting key concepts and allowing the follow-up of every user, and to show them in real time the correct answer in every step of the way.

How has it been spreading?

In 2008, Fútbol Más started in five communities and 400 children in Chile. Through alliances with private and public entities, more and more programs were implemented in Chile over the years. Currently we're present in 9 regions in Chile, and 8 other countries: Mexico, Ecuador, France, Spain, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Haiti and Kenya.
Due to its results, Departments of Education and Social Development in each country have been interested in escalate these programs.
And this growth has been also supported by the main actors in social-emotional development and sports. Some of the acknowledgments Fútbol Más has received are: Best CSR Initiative (WDS Industry Awards, 2018), Beyond Sport Awards (2018), Success Case in Sport for Development (UNICEF, 2019) and the FIFA Diversity Award (2019).

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If you'd like to implement one of the Fútbol Más programs, please contact us so we can learn more about the context of your community and your country.
Thanks to our Transfer & Technology program and its Nivelat platform we're able to expand quickly and train the trainers in your community. If you want to know more about our virtual programs and videos (due to the COVID crisis), please contact us.

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Achievements & Awards

October 2020
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
September 2019
FIFA Diversity Award
April 2019
UNICEF Case of Success - Sport for Development
September 2018
WFS Industry Awards
September 2018
Beyond Sport Awards
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