Soccer in an Argentina slum

2011-06-05

in Writing

Hugo Passarello Luna, who I studied with at UBC, was just awarded the Daniel Pearl journalism prize by the Wall Street Journal and Sciences Po Paris.

His article “In a Buenos Aires slum, dreaming of Paris” is about a teenage soccer team in a Buenos Aires slum, and their aspiration to participate in the homeless World Cup in Paris.

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oleh June 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thank for the inspiring story, and in particular the use of a team sport to build a sense of sense-esteem and community. As the author writes, “For her (the coach of the team) what really matters is not the game but that the girls develop a sense of community” .

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