NEWS | 27/06/2019More than a hundred children enjoyed training days centred around football and values in the city of Luena.
There was an impressive crowd at the closing event, which was attended by participants and relatives of those who took part in the clinic or are enrolled in the Crystal school, as well as employees and sponsors involved with the program. Following the clinic's success, another has now been planned for the 29th of July, with even more expected to take place in the future.
The Foundation's clinics are football training experiences for young people, who already have basic knowledge of the game from their own teams. Participants receive technical and tactical optimisation session led by professional coaches according to the Foundation's education methodology and backed by the Real Madrid academy.
Socio-sporting projects in Angola
The Real Madrid Foundation has run a socio-sporting school in Luena since 2016 alongside Manos Unidas and the Esclavas del Divino Corazón. The school aims to create harmonious living spaces, reduce high conflict levels among young people from families returning from refugee camps of different communities, ethnicities and religions and reduce illiteracy levels and lack of educational motivation.
Therefore, as well as sports sessions, the beneficiaries of the school enjoy extra-curricular classes in reading and IT, receive daily meals and participate in workshops on human rights and talks on issues of health and hygiene. The activities are carried out using the school's sports facilities, including basketball courts and a futsal pitch, built in 2015 thanks to the support of Manos Unidas.