Young Coach Education Programme

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The programme educated 30 young women and men from Antioquia and other regions of Colombia on how to organise quality football and social activities as a tool to promote reconciliation and coexistence. The participants were selected by well-established NGOs such as ICRC, Terre des Hommes and organisations from the Colombian Soccer And Peace network.

Up to date, the programme in Colombia benefits some 9,000 children.

Partner Clubs: FC Basel 1893, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FK Austria Wien


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With the main goal of contributing to existing peace building initiatives in
Colombia, the Football Club Social Alliance ran its Young Coach Education Programme in Colombia from July 2015 to April 2016.

According to a study by Colombia’s National Centre for Historical Memory, approximately 220,000 people have died in the conflict between 1958 and 2013 and more than five million civilians were forced from their homes generating the world’s second largest population of internally displaced persons. The Colombian Departement Antioquia has been one of the most affected areas of the conflict for which it has been chosen as location for the Football Club Social Alliance’s Young Coach Education Programme.

Our Young Coaches are community leaders and role models in less privileged societies. They commit themselves to support the children of their communities by conveying important social topics (conflict resolution, inclusion, HIV prevention, etc.) through football. Each of the Young Coaches represents a unique personal story.