Key achievement

Awarded one of 20 Football for Hope Centres in 2010

Grupo Desportivo de Manica

Network Member

The Mozambican Civil War from 1977-1992 left deep scars which has left the country still on the long road to recovery. Mozambique has one of the highest rates of illiteracy in Africa - currently at 47%. Consequently, skilled jobs are out of reach for most young people.


Grupo Desportivo de Manica (GDM) pursues a holistic approach in which football is the entry point for educational opportunities and skills training.


Young participants receive cultural and life skills programmes ranging from English, Portuguese and computer classes to environmental education, vocational training and HIV/AIDS prevention workshops.


The organisation believes football can bring joy, hope, reconciliation to Mozambique, as well as health and positive life choices to young boys and girls.


Social Topics


Grupo Desportivo de Manica
Fernando Chandulai

“Our sports teams become small families, the friendships we build transcend poverty and political instability”

Felipe Chiqueda
This site uses cookies to improve your online experience. By proceeding, you confirm that you agree with our Cookies Statement and Privacy Policy.
Ok to continue