football3 helps children grow both physically and mentally.
The rules are decided through discussion between the playing teams before the match.
In order to encourage dialogue among players also during the match, players themselves call fouls by raising their hands, and disputes are resolved among them through discussions.
There is also time set aside for a post-match talk to review the match.
Adults called "mediators" lead the dialogues between the children from a neutral position.
The game is controlled not by the whistle of the referee but by dialogues among the children.
|Boys and girls play together on one team|
|Teams negotiate their own rules|
|Fair play rules are also added|
|Fouls are indicated by players themselves|
|Fair play points are awarded by the opposing team|
|The final result is decided as the total of goal points and fair play points|
By playing and discussing with each other, the children learn about important things like overcoming problems, leadership, mutual respect, gender equality, fair play, and responsibility for their own actions. This helps to resolve social issues like violence and racial discrimination around the world, and nurture a force that will change the world.