This campaign supports SCUB (Street Child United Brazil) a football for development program in one of Rio's most violent communities. The Sports Creative is proud to be the US partner organization of SCUB.
We are seeking donations to support SCUB's football for development program which takes place every day for the children of Caracol.
As SCUB adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the coaches have created physical and mental well-being activities for the children in isolation. They are also supportig in the distribution of key supplies like masks and soaps to the community.
Donations both one off and regular giving will be gratefully received and will go directly to SCUB and their program costs. For more information visit: www.scubrio.com.br
SCUB is a football for development program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than a game, the program offers a safe space for girls and boys to play and develop. Situated in Complexo da Penha, it offers a safe haven for children at-risk in one of the most dangerous communities (favelas) in Rio. The children use the space every day with the support of coaches from the community. As well as football and opportunities for personal development, the program offers a sense of family for the children.
Following the Street Child World Cup in 2014, SCUB formed a partnership with GM Chevrolet to build an all-purpose soccer field, which was opened by Arsenal Invincible and World Cup winner Gilberto Silva in 2015. Since then it has been visited by coaches from Manchester United along with the legends Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune. The girls program began as part of Dutch street football organization Favela Street
The program is situated on the hill of Caracol - a small hard-working community with strong values. Unfortunately, the hill is often a battleground between drug traffickers and the authorities. The SCUB coaches offer coaching on and off the field, acting as mentors to the children. The program also offers the children excursions and opportunities outside the community to build a bridge with wider society and indeed the world. In 2018 nine girls from the program were selected to represent Brazil at the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia. The girls won the competition for the second time running following their home victory in 2014.
Up to 300 children have access to SCUB; on average 45 children participate each during two sessions. There are an equal number of girls and boys. Participation helps each child in their personal development, and provides an escape from the risk of violence, abuse and exploitation. It enables them to develop vital skills beneficial to everyday life, education and the workplace. Through football activities and team building, the program specifically addresses issues of conflict resolution and gender equity as identified as key pillars by the coaches.
SCUB are building their football for development methodology in partnership with The Sports Creative.
All donations are received by our US partner organization: The Sports Creative who will transfer all funds directly to us in Rio. For US donors, all funds are tax deductible to the full extent allowed under IRS regulations.