NEWS | 25/01/2021International Education Day was celebrated as more than 80,000 children are trained in the football and basketball social sports schools.
The Foundation's social sports schools, as a model of social intervention, as well as the campuses and clinics and the rest of the programmes, are based the Foundation's specific training methodology, For a REAL education: Values and sport, which is structured in different modules to adapt to the different sporting disciplines and groups with different needs in countries with very different realities.
The Real Madrid Foundation's basic principle is that educating children, especially children in need, and teaching them the positive values of team sport in a safe environment, is the best way to improve the lives of those who need it the most and to make them drivers of change in their societies.
Benefits of playing sport
Playing and learning through football or basketball in the Foundation's more than 320 international and more than 100 national social sports schools, campuses and clinics creates healthy lifestyle habits. It also helps to motivate people to make an effort and overcome difficulties, to learn and develop respect and companionship for teamwork. Another positive effect is solidarity with those who need it the most, as well as developing a sense of self-esteem and responsible independence.
All these values are aimed at the integral education of the person, especially children, teenagers and young people. But they can also be learnt in adulthood, as is the case in the Foundation's socioal sports educational projects for adults, such as projects in prisons, centres for the homeless, physical activity programmes for the elderly and Emprendeporte.