Soccer for Development brings together Mano’s biggest passions. Coming from the NE Region of Brazil, soccer was his ticket to a higher education in the United States, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration. During his college soccer career in the US, he was honored as an All-American Player, and before coming to the United States he played for several clubs in Brazil. The game also opened the doors to a Master of Business Administration degree with focus on International Development.
Mano has been on Soccer for Development missions in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa. One of these endeavors is the Play4Development initiative, sponsored by Young Connection, the community of young professionals at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Moreover, Silva is the grassroots campaign Director for love.fútbol, an organization which mission is to develop simple, safe soccer fields for children in impoverished communities worldwide. Also, he wears the hat at the Many Hats Institute (MHI), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the conditions for children and youth worldwide.
All American Soccer Player – NSCAA (2005, 2007)
Region player of the year – NSCAA (2005, 2007)
Most Improved Student at Bryan College (Class of 2008)
B.A. Business Administration (Bryan College); Minor in Spanish
M.B.A International Development (Hope International University)
Click on the links below to explore various opportunities to support the Haiti Sport for Development (HS4D)™: HavServe’s Youth Soccer Training.