News

December 2018, Football for Good Summit 2018 & 5th streetfootballworld Network Assembly, Berlin  
Camaquito participated as a member at the streetfootballworld General Assembly in Berlin. 100 organizations from over 50 countries were present. Important exchange of information on topics such as fundraising was one of the topics of the various workshops.

October 2018, Project visit in Buenos Aires
On October 23, 2018 Mark Kuster visited the organization "Andar" in Buenos Aires. This organization focuses on the care and training of disabled people. Sport (football) also plays an important role in the care. Camaquito would like to intensify an exchange with "Andar" to include important and practical experiences in our projects in Cuba.

Birthday party with the "fútbol en los barrios" children
The children of the Camaquito project "Fútbol en los Barrios" celebrated their quarterly joint birthday with the "Get to know" tour through the historical centre of Camagüey and ended in the "El Lago de los sueños" park with more than 150 children. 

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Assignment (volunteer) in Cuba, April 2018
I was delighted to see the positive progress of the Camaquito projects with my own eyes. There were many important discussions with the locals, who are directly involved in the projects. I also met many enthusiastic children in the Lenin district outside Camagüey, despite school holidays, who are involved in our children's football project "fúbtol en los barrios".

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August 2017, football material transfer from Aargauer Football Association
We would like to thank the Aargau Football Association for the 40 Kinderfussbälle. The footballs were handed over by Karl-Heinz Born (Technical Director).

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June 2017, meeting with "Third Half" director and streetfootballworld CEO Mike Geddes in San Francisco
In the context of a private trip, Andreas Keller (CEO Camaquito) took the opportunity to meet Mike Geddes (COO "Third Half" & CEO streetfootballworld U.S.) in San Francisco.
One of the talks was the co-operation with the "Third Half" fund-raising concept (thirdhalfsoccer) to support the children's football program in Cuba, and to exchange and exchange children between different nationalities with Cuban children.

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April 2017, "Camaquito help Cuba Football on its feet"

Ostschweizerischer Fussballverband Info Magazin / "fútbol en los barrios" news from Cuba, "Camaquito help Cuba Football on its feet", from Andreas Keller: OFV_April_2017

December 2016, "fútbol en los barrios" Calendar 2017

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November 2016, Coordination-Meeting in Bogotá with Streetfootballworld Members
Mark Kuster (CEO & Founder Camaquito), did participate from 8th–11th November 2016 at the strategic meeting from Streetfootballworld (Region Latin America). One of the targets were to set a regional strategy, to improve the social life from the children through "football". Camaquito with its children football program "fútbol en los barrios" are member of the Streetfootbalworld Network.

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September/Oktober 2016, Local Assignment in Cuba &  frindly game Cuba - USA
Camaquito Board Member Andreas Keller (volunteer) has visited the outskirts from "fútbol en los barrios" and made a meeting with all Supervisors to exchange experiences and discussing about sustainable improvements.After 50 years Cuba played against USA in Cuba (Havanna) a friendly game. A good opportunity to get in touch with people in connection with our children football program "fútbol en los barrios".

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July 2016, Camaquito with "viva el fútbol" at the Streetfootballworld Festival 2016 in LyonCamaquito Board Member Andreas Keller (volunteer) have participated from July 2nd - 5th 2016, at the Streetfootballworld Festival 2016 in Lyon. More than 90 network members with over 500 teenagers around the world were at the event, social football tournament* and workshops. More Information: http://www.festival16.org/latest-news

*Football 3 Handbook

 

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June 2016, viva el fútbol UEFA EURO 2016 benefit concertA 'viva el fútbol' benefit concert in Wattwil SG was given by the 'Vivaldissimo' youth orchestra on June 29th 2016. Many thanks for the great interest shown and the generous donations that allow us to support the children in Cuba. Special thanks to Mr. Herman Ostendarp repsonsible for the entire organisation of the event.

Camaquito Benefit Concert 2016

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April 2016, Andreas Keller (Board Member NGO Camaquito, volunteer) local assignment in Cuba:
workshop "fútbol en los barrios", "Copa Camaquito" & Cultural activity

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January 2016, Tranquillo Barnetta comes to Cuba for the "viva el fútbol" project

The former player of the National Swiss Team, Tranquillo Barnetta visits the different children's teams in the outskirts from Camagüey. Tranquillo Barnetta was impressed of the entire football project. Tranqulio Barnetta made 75 games for the Swiss National Team and played 11 years in the Bundesliga in Germany. Currently he has a contract with Philadelphia Union in the MSL.

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January 2016, new released "fútbol en los barrios" Calendar 2016

Few calendars are still available.

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December 2015, football with handicapped children Since more than one year, Camaquito offers in connection with the „viva el fútbol“ project the possibility to play football for disabled children and teenagers in the rehabilitation center in Camagüey „Jardín de sueños". Highly motivated children and teenagers demonstrates passion at the practice and games.

More about „Jardín desueños

http://www.camaquito.org/de/projekte/gesundheitsprojekte/45/jardín-de-sueños

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Juli - August 2015, Children Summer Football Cup "Copa Camaquito" The Camaquito Children Football Cup for the girls just started. With this event Camaquito enbale hundreds of girls to do a meaningful leisure time activity during the summer holiday season. The 11 to 15 years young girls are happy to play at the Camaquito Children Summer Football Cup 2015 and builds at the same time an important social function in the different outskirts. In addition the games creates new friendships, not only between the girls but also between the parents from the different outskirts. Not only football players are integtared, but all other children too in cultural events.

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April 2015, Camagüey, after 38 years Cuban Football Champion 2014/15 The A team of Camagüey takes an important rule as an example for the „fútbol en los barrios“ children too. Therefore we are happy also from the NGO Camaquito to celebrate Camagüey as the Cuban Champion 2014/15 after 38 years waiting.

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February 2015, Andreas Keller(Board Member NGO Camaquito, volunteer) local assignment in Cuba:
3-days course "fútbol en los barrios", Girls "Copa Camaquito", Children football festival

A theoretical part in the morning and in the afternoon practice with the kids from various outskirts, has been executed during the yearly organised  “fútbol en los barrios” course for the local children football coaches.
In addition, motivated “fútbol en los barrios” girls, participated at the “Copa Camaquito” in the outskirt of “Previsora”.
At the end of the local assignment, we have organised a children football festival in the community of Alta Gracía.

3-days children football course for the "fútbol en los barrios" children football coaches
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Girls football Cup, outskirt "Previsora"

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Children football festival in Alta Gracía

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Februar 2015, Camaquito new with „fútbol en los barrios“ network member by streetfootballworld
After a two year's application process, Camaquito's children football program „fútbol en los barrios“ is now a member of "streetfootballworld" (www.streetfootballworld.org). This important co-operation with „streetfootballworld" offers the opportunity for „fútbol en los barrios“ to get global aknowledgement and enhances the international networking between NGO‘s with similar children‘s football projects.

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January - February 2014, Girls Children Football Cup "Copa Camaquito" 
The Camaquito Children Football Cup for the girls has begun. With this event Camaquito enbale hundreds of girls to do a meaningful leisure time activity at the weekends. The 11 to 15 years young girls are happy to play at the Camaquito Children Football Cup 2014 and builds at the same time an important social function in the different outskirts. In addition the games creates new friendships, not only between the girls but also between the parents from the different outskirts. 

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January 2015, FIFA „Football for Hope“ first donation for "fútbol en los barrios"
Since one year, Camaquito's children‘s football program „fútbol en los barrios“ is a member of the FIFA Program „Football for Hope“. This important co-operation with „Football for Hope“ (fifa/socialresponsibility/footballforhope) offers the opportunity for „fútbol en los barrios“ to get global aknowledgement and enhances the international networking between NGO‘s with similar children‘s football projects. We are grateful for the first FIFA donation for "fútbol en los barrios".

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