BREAKAWAY is a free, narrative-driven online football (soccer) game endorsed by world-famous football star, Samuel Eto’o. Aimed at boys ages 8‐15, this project tackles violence against women and girls through a fun and interactive football game. BREAKAWAY supports the United Nation’s Millennium Goals to end poverty and violence.
Electronic games model behavior and encourage change by allowing boys to think critically about their actions and reasoning. Empowered by a preventative approach to end violence against women and girls, BREAKAWAY combines the educational capabilities of game-play with the intense passion for football shared by boys throughout the world.
The BREAKAWAY game and Facilitator’s Guide is available for play and download here in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Since its launch during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, BREAKAWAY has utilized the international popularity of football (soccer) and video games to expand its global reach. BREAKAWAY has been played online in over 180 countries, tested by children in St. Lucia, and was introduced as a theme for a summer camp model in Hebron, Palestine in 2012. Through the success of the camp in Palestine, a subsequent series of facilitated youth camps took place in Sonsonate, El Salvador in 2013 and in 2014.
The BREAKAWAY team is dedicated to offering our camp model in additional locations
throughout the world.