The 'Gol do Brasil' project is a social action focused on supporting children and adolescents from 6 to 17 years in a vulnerable situation implemented just over a year ago by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The project has the support of UNESCO in Brazil through a cooperation agreement.
The objective of this partnership is to rely on the expertise of UNESCO and measure the social impact of 'Gol do Brasil's' actions on the life and community supported by the project - from children to instructors, as well as from the participants' families. There will be 18 months of joint work that will help in the development of new processes, improvements, and enhancement of the CBF Social Methodology.
'Gol do Brasil's' mission is to promote citizenship and education through football. For archive that, the 'ten core life skill' established by the World Health Organization (WHO) are being followed, which are: self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, critical thinking, creative thinking, empathy, problem-solving, decision making, coping with emotions, coping with stress and effective communication.
The methodology for the development of this social project can be implemented with training in the field, indoor, beach, or society football. In addition to sports, students also have psychological counseling and social assistance to assist in teaching life skills. All units also provide participants with uniforms, sports equipment, and food.
Besides serving children and adolescents, 'Gol do Brasil' also aims at training qualified teachers to work with youth groups. It is financed by the Brazil 2014 World Cup Legacy, by CBF and by municipal administrations, and is already fully operational in the cities of Belém (PA), Recife (PE), São Paulo (SP), Ribeirão Pires (SP) and Teresópolis (RJ). The planning is to reach all 26 States of Brazil and the Federal District.