Fútbol Con Corazón Flag

  • Award Entered:
    Sport For Social Inclusion Award
  • Parent Organisation:
  • Project Host Nation:
    Colombia
  • Overview of Project:
    When a child joins Fundación Fútbol Con Corazón, she knows that she will not be playing “soccer as usual.” The “soccer for peace” methodology calls for mixed girl-boy teams in various age categories, a practice that is alien to the social context in which the children live. Twice a week, they engage in experience-based values workshops, which emphasize four core values to be demonstrated on the playing filed: honesty, solidarity, respect and tolerance. Soccer games last three periods: during period one, players agree to specific behaviour standards; the second period involves play; and the third period focuses on self-evaluation. A minimum of two girls and two boys play per team. Additional rules: • Each child plays the same amount of time. • There are no referees, rather advisors who act as facilitators. • The players must solve conflicts that arise during the game. • A girl must score the first goal of each team. • Children receive points for following core values. • The winning team accumulates the most number of points. • If there is a draw, the team with the most points, as a result of values applied during the game, will be declared the winner.

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