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The Huracan Foundation

The Huracan Foundation is a UK registered charity that gives young people the support to change their world, by using football as a catalyst for learning. We are named after the Argentinian football team, C.A. Huracan, whose supporters have passionately followed our journey throughout our unique 10-year history, inspired by the way in which the Foundation has used the strength of their name to bring better opportunities to children around the world.

www.thehuracanfoundation.org

Charity

Registered charity no. 1170153

Member since June 2019

About us

We run projects that use football as a catalyst for improving children’s education (both inside and outside of the classroom) and for creating social change. These projects are led by teachers from the Teach For All network. Teach For All is present in over 50 countries, including the UK, and its local partners have selected, trained and placed over 60,000 teachers into some of the most challenging contexts. We partner with Teach For All because we know their teachers work in communities with great needs and we know that these teachers have been hand-picked and given world-class training. We carefully select Project Leaders from this network and we provide them with Resources, access to our Community, Learning and Mentoring. We act as an Accelerator for our chosen projects.. The social issues that our football projects address are specific to the local community’s needs and have ranged from reducing gender inequality and improving opportunities for girls, to steering children away from drugs and local gangs. This year are Project Leaders are running projects in Armenia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and the UK. We aim to improve not only the lives of the children we are working with, but also have an impact on the Project Leaders, helping develop their leadership skills and improving the opportunities open to them in their future careers.