NEW STORIES. 02/03/2022
The project, carried out in collaboration with the FDP Foundation and the UEFA Foundation for Children, will take care of vulnerable minors in Bucharest.
the Real Madrid Foundation launched a third socio-sports football school in Bucharest (Romania) in collaboration with the Association FDP-Protagonists of Education and the support of the UEFA Foundation for Children. The objective of the program is to meet the needs of minors from families facing socio-economic difficulties in a country where the school dropout rate is high and where minors have a high risk of living in poverty and suffering from ‘social exclusion.
The project was launched with a group of 25 children from the isolated district of Teuil Doamnei and their number will increase throughout the season. This new school takes place alongside Real Madrid Foundation projects supported by the UEFA Foundation for Children across Europe and sees the Real Madrid Foundation grow and consolidate its presence in the city, where it has been since 2012.
The minors called to attend the new school come from two children’s homes (Pinocchio and Floare de Campla). The initiative aims to target school dropouts in an area where social conflicts and the lack of educational and leisure infrastructure are major problems.
The socio-sports school is part of a holistic offer which will see these minors benefit from school support, socio-health support and socio-cultural activities in addition to educational football sessions in order to promote skills allowing them to socialize in a constructive way to continue their studies.
The values of team sports
The values of team sports are, among others, motivation, camaraderie, healthy lifestyles and responsible self-esteem. These are acquired throughout the Real Madrid Foundationand represent a catalyst for bringing about social change in communities and improving the quality of life of participants.