NEWS | 11/04/2019Emilio Butragueño went to the opening of the new project in Honduras.
The project will help 100 children this season, as they will learn values through football and basketball, they will be fed, and will learn English and information technology.
Butragueño talked of his pride in the Real Madrid Foundation's work along with the Fundación Diunsa and said it always a pleasure to visit the country, with whom there is such a bond of friendship. With the project in La Ceiba, over 400 children are being helped throughout the three schools running in Honduras.
Mario Faraj, president of the Fundación Diunsa, said: “We have always believed in this city, its people and the importance of strengthening our presence here, with social projects that help our youth”. Jerry Sabio, municipal mayor of La Ceiba, thanked both foundations for their interest in boosting the social development of the city and reaffirmed his hopes to remain involved in the project.
Alliance with the Fundación Diunsa
The Real Madrid Foundation and the Fundación Diunsa signed a collaboration in September 2011 to develop socio-sporting schools in Honduras. In March 2012, Emilio Butragueño went to the opening of the San Pedro Sula school, which currently helps over 200 children. In March 2014, they started the second project, this time in Tegucigalpa, it helps 100 children.
Both foundations contribute to the integral education of infants and youths in Honduras who are at risk of social exclusion by means of training in values and sports. This is combined with medical check-ups, English and information technology classes, psychosocial help and meals.