La nueva escuela de Gabón recibió su primer curso de formación

Staff at new Gabon school receive first training course

NEWS | 05/08/2019

The project is set to benefit over 150 children aged between five and 17.
The Real Madrid Foundation's international trainers have recently travelled to Gabon to lay on the initial session of the 1st Training Days on Values through basketball at the socio-sporting school that the institution has this season opened in Libreville. During the course of this first session, the philosophy, methodology, planning and competition, as well as the necessary units to understand and define a project run by the Real Madrid Foundation's socio-sporting school were explained. The foundation's project involves various theoretical-practical sessions, which promote the values in the practice of sport through basketball. 

The socio-sporting school is run in collaboration with the Itaka Foundation, which belongs to the Piarist Fathers religious order and Liberville's San José Calasanz School. Over 10 male and female coaches attended the training sessions to kick-start a project which is set to benefit over 150 children aged between five and 17, who are split into three age groups.

In order to promote the participation of girls and boost gender integration, the school has initially begun its operations with basketball, which is a sport boasting many fans in the country. In addition to the sporting activities, participants are given the chance to attend school support classes, workshops about new technology, urban summer camps and other sporting activities, such as swimming and walking.