We’re bringing football to children in isolated communities in rural Honduras.
In central Honduras, six out of ten households are subject to extreme poverty. Children and women are among the most vulnerable. Sadly, the average girl only stays in school until she’s 11 years old.
Since 2014, we’ve been working in the rural regions of Taulabé and Siguatepeque to encourage primary school children to stay in education. Our Football For All project, run in partnership with local organisation Honduras Croissance, gives 423 children the chance to play football each week through coaching sessions and tournaments.
Sessions are run by local coach Walter Hernandez and involve seventeen different primary schools in the area. The project engages with a third of all the young people supported by Honduras Croissance, making it their most popular programme.
And it’s not just having an impact on the children’s physical health and attendance at school – it’s helping to break down social barriers too. As in much of Honduras, women and girls in rural communities are often excluded from activities such as sport. Football For All is helping to empower young girls and slowly break down these barriers.
Football For All also encourages children from opposing schools and communities to play together. Our coach Walter says: “In Taulabé the two primary schools are traditionally rivals. With the practice of football and the tournaments, children interact and this rivalry is starting to fade away.”
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