Delta Cultura uses football for social development since 2002. What was back then in an early phase of development, developed quickly during the last few years. Today the United Nations has a special adviser on sport for development and peace and there are worldwide networks with more than hundred organisations, who deal with the topic football for development.
But what exactly is football for development? Delta Cultura uses this keyword in different ways:
Games with the ball, which tackle social issues are an integral component of the daily center routine: fairplay, non-violent conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS education, teamwork and many more.
Football 3: a game form in which mixed boys and girls teams work out fair play rules together, they play without a referee and give each other fair play points. You can find more detailled information here: streetfootballworld.org.
Within the FIFA Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil, FIFA invited 32 Teams from the whole world to participate in the FIFA – Football for Hope Festival, where this football 3 method was applied. Delta Cultura was the proud winner of this tournament.
Football trainings for U9, U11, U13 (boys and girls mixed), U15, U17, men and women team. The different age groups train at least twice a week and participate in a championship and/or tournaments or games on the weekends.
The used curricula of the game forms can be seen or downloaded as pdf here (in portugues).