Location and general information
FHPP-E helps children and young people play an active role in society through cultural, sporting and educational activities. Children and young people in the Yacuambi municipality in the Ecuadorian Amazon do not have adequate recreational spaces to have fun and develop their motor skills, often leaving them exposed to drugs and child labour. Child labour has a negative impact on children’s cognitive, emotional and social development, affecting their quality of life and mental health, and leaving them vulnerable without the tools they need for the future.
Regularly playing a group sport has been shown to promote social development and good health, as well as build character, discipline, decision-making skills and rule compliance, benefiting all areas of daily life. To counteract the lack of emphasis placed on extracurricular activities at school, the project seeks to get local actors involved in developing sports and football training activities for children aged 8–18 in Yacuambi municipality. The aim of the project is to provide an environment that allows the children to develop both physically and psychologically, as well as improve their social skills.
- To develop the motor, sports and life skills of 100 children and teenagers through the promotion of education and physical activity as a universal right.
- To promote the practice of football as an inclusive and effective tool in improving physical and mental health.
- Technical and tactical football training and practical and audiovisual workshops.
- Training in leadership, self-esteem, values, conflict resolution, a culture of peace and teamwork.
- Creation of murals on caring for the environment and the rights of children and teenagers.
- Improvement of sports spaces through community action.
- Selection of the best participants through micro-cycles.
- Technical and tactical macrocycles and physical preparation.
- Organising and participating in local (intercommunity), national (indigenous league) and international (binational Ecuador-Peru tournament) tournaments.
- At least 80% of the children are technically, physically and tactically trained in football.
- At least 80% of the children are trained in leadership, self-esteem, values, conflict resolution, a culture of peace and teamwork.
- At least 60% of the children participate in creating murals about the environment and children’s rights.
- At least 80% of the children participate in physical activities and education.
- At least 40% of the children are selected for teams.
- At least 60% of the children participate in technical and tactical macrocycles, physical preparation and goalkeeping.
- At least 40% of the children participate in local, national and international tournaments.
- 100% of the children participate in the opening and closing events of the project.