29 June 2012
Julian Avilero / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
On Sunday 1 July, more than 100 children from Madrid will travel to Cameroon to learn about over a dozen collaboration initiatives in the African country. This is the seventh edition of the Madrid Rumbo al Sur (Madrid due South) project, which was presented on Friday 29 June at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, given that the Realmadrid Foundation will participate by donating sports and educational material for students in its Cameroon academy. The main objective of this project is to educate and instill values, such as cooperation for development, voluntary work and sensitivity. The act was attended, amongst others, by Telmo Aldaz de la Quadra-Salcedo, President of the Fundacion Madrid Rumbo al Sur.
Enrique Sanchez, Executive Vice President of the Realmadrid Foundation
"This project's values are the same as those of the Realmadrid Foundation and are used to educate children aged between six and 18. Participating in this initiative fills us with great satisfaction."
Miguel Pardeza, Real Madrid Football Director
"The children that will go to Cameroon will experience values such as compromise and solidarity, which we stand by at our foundation. They will also visit the academy in the city of Yaounde, in which we try to educate children in dire straits. This is why the collaboration of these children from Madrid is so important to this project."
Salvador Victoria, Councilor for Social Issues at the Government of Madrid
"Children, you must live this experience to the fullest to learn about the projects that are being carried out in Cameroon. You will get the chance to learn about a young country in need of help, and you will grow as people by learning about solidarity you may carry out once you return to Spain."