Home Madrid education The Real Madrid Foundation and Tinefish will open a school in the Buddhist monastery of Gangteng

The Real Madrid Foundation and Tinefish will open a school in the Buddhist monastery of Gangteng

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NEW STORIES. 03/03/2022

The first project in Bhutan will host around 100 students.

the real Madrid Foundation has established a presence in Bhutan to host over one hundred miners who live and study in Gangteng Buddhist Monastery in the Phobjikha Valley, one of the most remote rural areas in the country, located over 3,000m above sea level. The project, carried out in collaboration with the charity Tintefish, aims to implement values-based football as a tool to promote educational leisure and physical well-being.


Participants in the socio-sports school are the youngest students of the monastery, aged 5 to 15 years. The majority of them were raised in families with limited resources that cannot afford the school fees of their children. Minors are offered food, accommodation and school support by the monastery and this provision should now include football based on the values ​​of the Real Madrid Foundation, based on the For a Real education: value and deporte (For a real education: values ​​and sport) which uses sport as an educational tool. This project sees the Foundation play its part in a unique and unprecedented project in Bhutan.

The Foundation’s local partner, Tintefish, has been supporting the monastery since 2019. In addition to socio-sports sessions, students will benefit from nutritional assistance, while participating in hygiene and lifestyle workshops and various educational and social activities.