EduMais Sport is here for the kids of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.
Not every child loves to learn inside the classroom. Yet they can still learn a lot through participation in sports. To support these children in learning sustainable life lessons, we’re reaching them through the sport so beloved in Brazil – futebol!
Football/soccer is an essential part of Brazilian culture and the kids absolutely love playing it. But for football to be education-based, for it to develop beyond the fun of a game and the joy of winning, we must be intentional.
The main goal of all our programs is to develop people by expanding their social and emotional skills. We want to transform a game of football into an opportunity to create caring, empathetic, responsible members of society.
Using the tools and techniques of Positive Discipline, our Education-Based Football Program thus encourages students to learn responsible personal and social behaviours while playing ‘the beautiful game’.