The activities offered by Defensores del Chaco (The Defenders of Chaco) are targeted to children and teenagers in the economically depressed suburb of Buenos Aires, Chaco Chico. Young people involved in the organisation have the opportunity to both profit from the programmes on offer and to create and run their own activities. Playing a bit of football together instead of just hanging around formed the beginning of Defensores del Chaco. In 1994, a cultural and sports centre was built in Chaco Chico and is now visited by around 1,200 children and young people and offers art and music courses alongside football and other sports. In addition, young people can train to become football coaches or cultural workers.