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Fundación Real Madrid: winning the game against social exclusion in Brazil

Education through sport for vulverable children

Education through sport for vulverable children

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The goal of the “Escuelas Sociodeportivas Fundación Real Madrid” project, carried out with the support of Fundación MAPFRE and with the collaboration of Misiones Salesianas, is to contribute to the physical, cognitive, psychological and social development of children from vulnerable communities in Niterói and São Paulo.

The two schools serve a total of 440 young children between 8 and 16 years of age and run a sports program involving 11-player football, basketball and five-a-side football over the entire season (from February to December), coinciding with the school year in Brazil.

In addition to sporting activities, they also offer socio-educational and recreational workshops, snacks and nutritional guidance, with activities including crafts, reading and writing workshops and IT, arts and dance workshops.

The project also seeks to promote closer family relationships, inviting families to participate in the different activities and providing them with social/family follow-up, guidance on how to adjust their social benefits and, if necessary, referrals relating to healthcare, social services, education, basic documentation, and so on.

Fundación Real Madrid works to preserve and maintain the historical heritage of the club, foster the values inherent in sport as the main asset, encourage comprehensive child and youth education, and bring about the social inclusion of vulnerable populations. Since the first school was created in Argentina in 2003, the foundation’s work has grown considerably and it currently has 261 schools in more than 72 countries on five continents where more than 33,986 children and young people from at-risk backgrounds benefit from their work.

Fundación Real Madrid works to preserve and maintain the historical heritage of the club, foster the values inherent in sport as the main asset, encourage comprehensive child and youth education, and bring about the social inclusion of vulnerable populations. Since the first school was created in Argentina in 2003, the foundation’s work has grown considerably and it currently has 261 schools in more than 72 countries on five continents where more than 33,986 children and young people from at-risk backgrounds benefit from their work.