ES Futsal is an athletic club based in Pereira’s Comuna el Poblado that launched in 2020 by former professional player Jorge Esteban Suárez and his partner Andrea González Londoño with the aim to form athletes by way of indoor soccer (Fútbol Sala). The club provides the tools needed to support both physical and mental health growth with the goal to form humans with integrity.
Un Sueño Que Construye Sueños (A Dream That Builds Dreams) is a pilot program that aims to address the high drug addiction and suicide rates that exist in the cities of Pereira and Dosquebradas and their rural surroundings (4th highest in the nation) by creating positive, community-based activities that instill joy and enable powerful children the ability to dream big.
The program is welcoming ~100 children ages 5 – 15 3 days per week with programming composed of physical training, soccer training, wellbeing sessions with both parents and children, and nutritional support. Children will be given athletic equipment and uniforms and will have an opportunity to participate in festivals and competitions.
Powerful Children Colombia is subsidizing this program in full. ES Futsal launched this program February 1, 2023.