Location

Cuba

Key achievement

Engaging more than 1000 children in "Soccer in the Quarters"

Camaquito

Network Member

Camaquito is a politically and religiously independent Swiss Children’s Aid Organization that supports Cuban children and teenagers in the fields of health, education, environment, sport and culture. Camaquito was founded in Switzerland in 2001; the year 2003 saw the launch of Camaquito Germany.



Camaquito is convinced that sport is an important way of providing a lasting contribution to the development of Cuban children and adolescents. This is why sports activities have become an important component of Camaquito's project strategy. Camaquito focuses in particular on the project „viva el fĂștbol“. Playing football is a way to broaden and improve available leisure activities. This is the philosophy behind the children football program "fĂștbol en los barrios" (football in the quartiers) for girls and boys, a program that provides access to football and to sport in general for thousands of children.



The main objective is to provide children and adolescents with access to football. In this way we can provide not only a beneficial pastime, but also fulfill the specific wish of many Cuban children – to play football. In a wide variety of remoter city districts we convert unused plots of land into football pitches. We also attach great importance to developing the skills of the local football coaches. Workshops and tournaments in the outskirts are implemented for this purpose to achieve the social objective of personality development through football.
 

Social Topics

Education
Employability
Enviroment
Gender Equality
Health
Peace Building
Social Integration
Youth leadership

Contact

Camaquito
Mark Kuster
mkuster@camaquito.org

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Fundador de la ONG Camaquito