The Real Madrid Foundation's socio-sporting school in Panamá City was opened in February 2006 after an agreement was signed with the Fundación Amigos del Real Madrid en Panamá (Friends of Real Madrid in Panamá Foundation). The foundation's honorary president is Panamá's First Lady in office and the project is managed by her staff. The current honorary president is Mrs. Lorena Varela de Castillo.
This school runs its activities from the Parque Recreativo Omar Torrijos (Omar Torrijos Park), an area covering 65 hectares in which visitors can enjoy some fresh air and green space right in the heart of Panamá City.
This school came about as a result of the need to offer a space guaranteeing protection and healthy recreation for the boys, girls and young people who find themselves at risk from joining criminal groups and consuming alcohol and drugs. This has led to the organisation of a comprehensive intervention strategy in which sport is used as a tool for development, and the promotion of health and healthy habits.
The socio-sporting school in Panamá has been operating for ten years and during this period the participants and their families have been handed the opportunity to take part in what's not just a sporting initiative, but an educational one. The programme has seen them learnt to take part in activities which they find really enjoyable, in a setting in which respect, order, discipline and collaboration reign, along with various socio-educational activities, such as workshops on nutrition and values, film and documentary clubs, visits to museums and various other recreational activities.
This school provides the opportunity for participants to foster good study and nutritional habits and to practice sport (in line with the Real Madrid Foundation's methodology). This provides participants with the necessary motivation to show a responsible attitude and participate in the socio-educational activities on offer.
AÑO DE FUNDACIÓN
Febrero de 2006
TYPE OF PROJECT
ESCUELAS SOCIODEPORTIVAS DE FÚTBOL
Fundación Amigos del Real Madrid en Panamá.
Panamá, Panama City
NÚMERO DE CUENTA
IBAN: ES90 0049 1804 102110400700