Below the paintings that have been donated to charities

Rocky receives her painting for Favela Street February 27, 2020

My daughter Luna with her Idol Rocky

My daughter Luna Vriesema has loved football all her life. When we moved to Curaçao in June 2018, she continued here with her great love for football. She was allowed to participate in the National Team of Curaçao for girls under 17. And here she met Rocky and also participated in her clinics from Favela Street. Because she thought it was a very nice goal and she thinks it is important that girls can play football well, she asked me if I would like to make a painting to donate to Favela Street, so that more clinics can be given. She was very proud and happy that she could give this painting personally to Rocky.

"With the power of Street Football Favela Street creates a new generation of strong role models in Marginalized communities around the world".

 Football is the most popular sport in the world and Favela Street uses the appeal of this sport to connect with the youth. The nature of street football often times exist parallel to the dynamics of life in these underserved neighborhoods, making it a sport that is accessible, easy to learn, has flexible rules and is about having fun with fewer resources. Street football gives the opportunity to experience success and receive appreciation for your skills. The accessible nature ensures that both girls and boys want to participate.Favela Street offers a program for youngsters to become independent football trainers inside their own neighborhoods by attain the expertise to self-organize activities for their communities. Besides becoming independent football trainers, we provide our role models with educational and employment resources in order to further develop their life skills.

The painting by the Director Rocky of Favela Street that we donated.

The Dutch Roxanne Hehakaija, better known as Rocky, is a familiar face in the international street football world. As the only female member of the Street Legends, the best street football team in the world. Besides her passion for street football, she has played for ‘Jong Oranje’. The sport flows like blood through her veins.

“Football has made me into the woman that I am, it has given me confidence and pride. I want to pass this on to young people who desperately need it."