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We believe in local solutions to local problems. Our aim is to support & empower Teach for All participants across the world to use football-based projects to transform the low-income communities of their school

Suport them to identify, design, and run local projects with funding & mentoring

We understand that not every community across the world experiences the same issues and so each of our projects are specifically tailored to solving a local issues. We do, however, offer each project leader the same support in three ways: financial, personal mentorship/development, a platform to share their story

Push every participant towards long term sustainability / evolution

By taking this personal approach and selecting teachers who are invested in the local community, each project will take on a life of its own and lead to our ultimate aim of long term sustainability

The Huracan Foundation was born out of the success and support of Huracan FC London.

The timeline below describes our journey from your average Sunday league football team to the Global foundation we are today.

Huracan London FC:

A brief history of a unique club.

2009

Huracan FC London

sponsored by:

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Huracan FC London

founded and named after Argentinian professional team - Club Atlético Huracán

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Huracan FC London

set up Facebook Page

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2010

Huracan FC London

capture imagination of Facebook users in Argentina

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Huracan FC London

2nd in SSFL division 4 and gain promotion

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Club Atlético Huracán

manager wears Huracan FC London on TV

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Huracan FC London

reach 2500 Facebook fans

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Huracan FC London

start selling their shirts
to fans in Argentina, raising
funds for a local charity

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2011

Huracan FC London

are page 3 News in the Metro Newspaper

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Huracan FC London

win SSFL division 3

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Huracan FC London

win Lucozade competition to train at Arsenal

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Huracan FC London

tour Argentina and feature on ESPN

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Huracan FC London

Appera on national TV in the UK

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2012

Huracan FC London

feature on FIFA Futbol Mundial

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Huracan FC London

reach 5000 Facebook fans

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Huracan FC London

promoted to SSFL division 1

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Huracan FC London

Win 2000 in Phones4U Facebook Competition fans

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2013

Huracan FC Sierra Leone

established

Huracan FC London

reach 10000 Facebook fans

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Huracan FC India

established

The Huracan Foundation

promotes global educational organizations

Huracan FC Colombia

established

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2014

Huracan FC Brasil

established

Huracan FC London

win SSFL division 2

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Huracan FC Kenya

established

Huracan FC Uraba

established

Huracan FC London

reach 70 000 Facebook fans

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2015

Huracan FC San Pedro

established

Over £20,000 donated
to charitable partners and projects

Huracan FC London

visit Buenos Airesto initiate
Taking our Impact Home project

2016

Huracan FC London

Charity Cycle from
London to Marseille

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The Craig Bellamy Foundation

Team: Huracan FC Sierra Leone
Shirt logo: Teach for All
Year founded: 2012
Founder/manager: Bob Winston
(Craig Bellamy Foundation)
Made up of: 10-14 year olds

Description:

A visit to Sierra Leone by a couple of Huracan FC London players in 2012 was a pivotal moment for the foundation. We made links with the Craig Bellamy Foundation and soon after started to support a squad of 40 10-14 year olds in Makeni: Huracan FC Sierra Leone. The boys’ school attendance improved, they completed community projects in which they educated others about the risks of Cholera, and the CBF grew to become the country’s first nationwide league, reaching over 2000 boys and girls

The team contains 2 age groups that participate in Sierra Leone’s only youth football league, which is part of the Craig Bellamty Foundation. They have a local coach (Bob Winston) and have won awards for their community projects. The CBF league contains 2000 boys and girls. Teams are awarded points for school attendance (25%), community projects (25%), fair play in football games (25%) and football results (25%)

How do we support them?

Just for Kicks

Team: Huracan FC India
Shirt logo: Teach for India
Year founded: 2013
Founder/manager: Vikas Plakkot
Made up of: 7-11 year olds

Description:

What began as a small project in the classroom is now a full fledged enterprise – Just For Kicks – catering to 100+ schools & 1600 children in 4 cities in India. Just For Kicks leverages the power of football to build life skills among school going children, while giving an opportunity to develop a career in the sport through its flagship league which is one of a kind in India.

How do we support them?

Just For Kicks has had deep impact by increasing school attendance rate, enhanced life skills & fitness apart from giving children a chance to get coached in some of the best football academies in India, like Arsenal Soccer Schools. Just For Kicks aims to reach a million children by 2020 and expand its wings to the Indian-subcontinent.

Urabá, Chigorodó, Antioquia, Colombia

Team: Huracan FC Uruba
Shirt logo: Teach for All
Year founded: 2015
Founder/manager: Daniel Navarro
Made up of: Girls 12-17

Description:

The female population in my school has problems of teen pregnancy, school desertion and inequality of opportunities.

There are social and cultural problems in the Urabá region of Colombia. The complicated and violent conditions that many children grow up in here, has severely affected educational opportunities especially for young women. Girls in the school I teach are often under social pressures leave early and become pregnant rather than pursue a career. These social pressures are made worse because of the rural nature of the community and often girls find themselves dispirited to learn and have behavioral issues. 

To address these challenged, we created Huracan FC Urabá: the first Female Football Soccer team in school and community, with the objective of develop leadership abilities in girls between 12 and 17 years old.

We have training sessions once a week. These sessions give the girls a safe opportunity to talk about social pressures in their private lives, help develop leadership within the girls and finally provide football training. The idea behind the games are born from ‘Soccer for Peace’ and are a fantastic opportunity the girls to help develop their sense of leadership, fraternity and confidence. The most important aspect of these sessions are developing our students so they proactively consider their future, a career and help them become leaders within their communities. From our 2014 cohort, we have 28 girls in the team, none of which have become pregnant or left education. The academic grades improved for all girls in the team and behavioral problems declined substantially. Three of the girls are now in process with professional football teams as high performance athletes and the captain of the team was chosen student representative of the school.

 Please watch this short video about our project here

How do we support them?

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Bogota

Team: Huracan FC Colombia
Shirt logo: Teach for All
Year founded: 2014
Founder/manager: Carlos Echeverry
Made up of: 8-12 year olds

Description:

Huracan FC Colombia is a project that was born through the lack of opportunities my 8-12 years old students had to develop non cognitive skills at school and to find a solution to use their free time appropriately. Our solution was to partner with a high income private school where we could get access to space and resources such as a football pitch and older students who worked as football coaches. Henry was my partner on this project where we achieved two main goals: (1) Improve my students skills on conflict resolution and perseverance which also transfered to better academic results on math and (2) Successful created a partnership between a public and a private school that started to collaborate with each other.

How do we support them?

Dreams of San Pedro de Urabá

Team: Huracan FC San Pedro
Shirt logo: Teach for All
Year founded: 2015
Founder/manager: Ingrid Hernandez
Made up of: 11-16 boys and girls

Description:

The project is important because our community (San Pedro de Uraba) is surrounded by a history of violence . Most of the children were displaced and mistreated by the armed conflict in our country. Therefore , some children are reserved, violent and suffer from depression. We are true believers of football as a tool for developing emotional skills, teamwork, respect of others, conflict management, and empathy. In San Pedro, they love the football and we use this to eliminate the social problems left behind by war. 
This project is transforming the lives of the children involved, helping to improve their confidence and leading to better school attendance, less aggression and brighter, more attentive students.

 

How do we support them?

 

 

Curitiba

Team: Huracan FC Brasil
Shirt logo: Teach for All
Year founded: 2014
Founder/manager: Thaddaeus Taylor
Made up of: 9-14 year old boys

Description:

We launched the project last year in a Brasilian community overrun by the illegal drug trade. Initially our goal was to simply provide a safe place for children to play. Because of the nature of the area, a health environment did not previously exist. After we launches we realized there was a huge need to address issues regarding health, education and wellbeing. As children are not in school, they roam the streets where they encounter drugs, violence and crime. We now run sessions which allow these children to be part of a weekly structured training session. These sessions include team and character building exercises as well as football matches. By running these sessions we’ve seen an amazing improvement in the homes and school attendances. Perhaps most importantly, this project has given young people we work with the confidence to connect the young people of other projects and locations in Curitiba which helps to broaden their horizons and give them opportunities to experience change.

The story of two boys, Victory and Marlon, is typical of this project. They are both 9 and they’ve been part of the project from the start. They’ve been learning English on a weekly basis, begun helping around the home with chores and have now been connected them with local institutions who will further their education. Meanwhile, their footballing IQ has improved tremendously!

How do we support them?

HENRY MAY

Huracan FC London

As a teacher I discovered that spending endless hours in the classroom with my students wasn't the key to truly...

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VIKAS PLAKKOT

Huracan FC India

I was another run-of-the-mill engineer before I took a different road and began teaching second grade children. During...

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CARLOS ECHEVERRY

Huracan FC Colombia

Being able to be a teacher for kids between 6-13 years old made evident to me that there is a lot to improve in the...

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DANIEL NAVARRO

Huracan FC Urabá

I was a Maths teacher in a rural school in Chigorodó, a city in the middle of the region of Uraba Antioquia, a place...

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THADDAEUS TAYLOR

Huracan FC Brasil

I’m a football fan and truly believe in the power it has to change lives and give people opportunities for horizon change. I’ve...

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News article on tour to Argentina 2015

News article on tour to Argentina 2015

How to share with just friends.

Posted by Facebook on Friday, 5 December 2014

The story of the Huracan Foundation

London club with an Argentine name (FIFA)

Taking our Impact Home (Vamos Los Quemeros)

Huracan FC Uruba

Huracan FC Colombia

Huracan FC Colombia

How to share with just friends.

Posted by Facebook on Friday, 5 December 2014

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