Las escuelas sociodeportivas en Filipinas arrancan telemáticamente

Social Sports Schools in the Philippines get underway online

NEWS | 14/10/2020

The educators have put together training material all based on the Foundation's methodology.

The children taking part in the Real Madrid Foundation's Social Sports Schools in the Philippines, run in collaboration with the Roxas and Santiago Foundations, will continue to work on their physical skills in conjunction with education in values during this first phase of the new school year from home with the support of their families. The teachers, also the schools' coaches, have been working on a volunteer basis over the weekends to put together educational material which will continue to benefit young people at schools in Nasugbu, San Carlos, La Carlota, as well as being shared with schools in Davao del Sur.

The Real Madrid Foundation's social partners have been steadfast in their will to continue working for children's education. In the Philippines, where the Department of Education has stated face-to-face classes are unlikely to resume until at least January 2021, the coaches' efforts will be crucial in providing education in values using the Foundation's methodology, for the time being online.

The coaches' efforts will be a fundamental part of continuing the education in values.

Beyond the effects of the pandemic, the Roxas Foundations arranged a group of volunteers back in January of this year to head and rescue two teams from the Nasugbu Social Sports School, who had been left stranded by the eruption of the Taal Volcano. They then managed evacuation centres which took in thousands of displaced families.

Aid operations
During the months of lockdown, the Roxas and Santiago Foundations rolled out a scheme to provide the healthcare centres in Nasugbu with all the necessary supplies: gloves, masks, protective shields, disinfectant and PPE, as well as setting up food banks for families with limited resources in collaboration with the Punta Fuego tourist resort and Vask restaurant. The coaches from the Social Sports Schools provided logistic support.