Hope in Colombia’s favelas – Sportshour, BBC World Service

Hope in Colombia’s favelas – Sportshour, BBC World Service

While living in Colombia I found out about an inspiring football project in the deprived favelas of Bucaramanga.

 

For a country that has been at the centre of a half century civil war between the government and FARC rebels, Colombia has recovered well in recent decades. Unemployment and poverty rates are at an all time low – thanks to a number of community projects around the country.

 

One such project, in the northern Colombian city of Bucaramanga, is helping local children participate in football tournaments, while also teaching them other skills to take into their adult lives. Simon Parker went along to visit “Goals for Peace” on a busy Saturday in the Colombian tropics.

 

Listen to the full Sportshour report here. 

Date

May 28, 2015

Category

Radio