The children's football program for both boys and girls of various ages, 'fútbol en los barrios', is an integrated part of the football project 'viva el fútbol' which was launched in 2006. The aim is to fulfill Cuban children's dream of playing football, and thus to provide a social pastime in a secure environment and with the required infrastructure. The unbroken passion of the Cubans, young and old, for football is quite remarkable. In the meantime training sessions and games are conducted for the girls and boys, whose enthusiasm grows continuously. 'Fútbol en los barrios' is played, despite the fact that the preconditions hardly exist: lack of balls, playable pitches, equipment, goal posts and transportation to and from the playing fields etc.