Sports as a way of escaping from high-risk situations and preventing social exclusion
The 200 beneficiaries of this project will be better equipped to reintegrate into society
The Fundación Real Madrid, supported by Fundación MAPFRE, have rolled out their Panama Social Sports Schools project in order to offer a viablealternative to children and young people who could be exposed to social risks such as gangs, drugs and broken homes.
Through sports, the Panama Social Sports School will help empower these children and young people and promote values and have provided the beneficiaries with three sports fields. They will also carry out a number of extracurricular activities, such as afternoon snacks, preventive healthcare talks and English and IT classes.
The Fundación Real Madrid works to preserve and maintain the historical heritage of the club, to foster thevalues inherent in sport as their main asset, to encourage comprehensive children and young people’s 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 boys, girls and young people from at-risk backgrounds benefit from their work.