São Paulo is Brazil’s economic capital yet 3 million people live in favelas, which are characterised by poor access to public services.
The quality of education in communities such as Vila Albertina means that many children do not complete school and those that do often lack important life skills, leading to high levels of youth unemployment.
Barbara and other Young Leaders are using football as a tool to tackle this issue, by providing alternative education for children in schools across the community. The projects aims to improve educational attainment, develop participant’s life skills and raise their aspirations to build a brighter future.
“Football and education are connected because they bring people together. And the skills that schools cannot teach, sport teaches,” said Barbara, 18
This project is delivered in partnership with Gol de Letra