Manica Football for Hope Centre
Football for Hope
The Manica Football for Hope Centre creates a new community space while catalyzing new building industries in the community.
The Grupo Desportivo de Manica (GDM) was founded in Mozambique with the hope that a public sports organization could encourage social cohesion and reduce poverty. Beginning in 2006, GDM partnered with the Football for Hope program to build a new headquarters.
The Manica Football for Hope Centre incorporates modern and traditional construction techniques, including traditional compressed earth blocks, which reduce the need for lumber and limit deforestation. The building employs sustainable design methods, incorporating natural air ventilation in its design. The center provides a new space for GDM’s various health, wellness, and learning programs, which are empowering Manicans to live happy, healthy lives.