Súper Panas is a UNICEF programme focused on supporting children impacted by the Venezuela migration crisis. It is implemented by the indigenous NGO CIR (Conselho Indígena de Roraima), and aims to protect children against violence, whilst promoting psychosocial support and education activities for Venezuelan children and adolescents, including indigenous peoples. Super Panas is currently implemented in nine Child Safe Spaces in shelters and triage posts and in four schools in Roraima.
“Football brings back good memories and things that we cannot forget. Even if you are in a place on the other side of the world, you will always remember when you were barefoot, playing, running under the sun.”
My name is Jesus, I am Venezuelan, and I have been living in Brazil for three years. Football means a lot to me. I learned to play well during Súper Panas activities. There were a lot of games, but I participated more than anything in football.
“Football is important because it brings people together in a happy moment. People from any age, old and young, play together happily.”
My name is Randall and I am 14 years old. I am indigenous, raised in the Maurak community in Venezuela. I cannot live a day without playing soccer! I played every day with Súper Panas, a program by CIR (Conselho Indígena de Roraima) and UNICEF. Here there are not many things to do, that is why the Súper Panas program is good.