NEWS | 24/08/2020The Real Madrid Foundation and Epicentr for Children jointly launched four new projects in Ukraine.
Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia and Ukraine are the European countries where Real Madrid Foundation's socio-sports projects are located. These are carried out thanks to the collaboration of different local partners, who implement the methodology, and of collaborating entities that contribute to its sustainability, as is the case of UEFA Foundation or Epicentr K.
During the 2019/2020 season, the Foundation, in collaboration with the NGO Epicentr for Children, started four new socio-sporting schools in Ukraine that were inaugurated last October by Emilio Butragueño.
These schools in Irpin, Khmelnitskiy, Skarzhyntsi and Ruzhychanka, which joined the initial one inaugurated the year before in Ternopil, had to suspend their face-to-face activity in March. However, during the confinement stage, the Epicentr K sponsor provided the children with the necessary technology to continue with the distance training sessions. Thanks to the support of the Training Department of the Real Madrid Foundation, the Playing at Home, Playing with Your Family program was implemented. In addition, the local partner has developed an online educational program that includes learning games, English classes and school reinforcement.
The Foundation's socio-sporting projects all over Europe are waiting for the guidelines from the health authorities of each country in order to start a new term in September or to resume the activities at home.