Favela Street fights against social exclusion of young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and our weapon is street football. We focus on the talents of the youngsters and see them as heroes. Besides becoming an independent football trainer, we connect potential education and work opportunities to them. So they can grow to become positive role models for their community. We built a bridge with society and offer them the chances in life they deserve. We invest in the community we work in, that means we sub-merge ourselves in the heart of the community. We place ourselves on the same level as the people we work with. That’s how we make the connection. We live their lifes and understand their situation. Together we celebrate small and big successes. The more success they feel, the bigger their motivation will grow to keep on going. Favela Street strongly believes in the talents of these young people and gives them a boost in their self esteem and self-confidence.