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La Fundación celebra el Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria

The Real Madrid Foundation celebrates World Humanitarian Day

NEWS STORY. 19/08/2022

Over 10,000 children in Africa have been assisted this year through 52 social sports schools and other humanitarian aid projects.

The 19th of August marks World Humanitarian Day, which this year is centred around paying tribute to volunteers, professionals and those affected by crises who provide urgent medical attention, accommodation, food, shelter and much more. Over the course of the season, the Real Madrid Foundation has continued to strengthen its humanitarian aid projects in Africa through its alliance with The White Fathers, officially the Missionaries of Africa, bringing help and hope to disadvantaged people primarily in Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thanks to the significant support of Nigeria's Interact Sport and other crucial collaborations, the Foundation has consolidated its presence in 25 countries, with 52 social sports schools and humanitarian aid projects which help 10,341 children in vulnerable situations in Africa. The programs seeks to promote the children and teenagers' comprehensive development, encourage schooling and professional training, reduce drop-out rates and foster education in values of peace and citizenship through sporting practice.
New social sports projects
Over the course of the 2021-2022 season, new social sports projects have been inaugurated in Equatorial Guinea in collaboration with the Padres Escolapios and thanks to support by the Dr. Palomo Foundation. Another program was founded alongside the Fundación Xcalibur in Uganda, supported by the company MTN and the Ministry for Youth and Sport, while FAME are the local partners for another school in Egypt.

The nutritional support provided by Abbott is especially crucial in projects like the one run by the Real Madrid Foundation alongside Anidan in Kenya, not to mention the social impact of face-to-face training like the program in Mozambique, which calls on female coaches in an attempt to give young girls the opportunity to practice sports in order to promote independence and self-esteem. Basketball is a highly useful tool in empowering girls and their coaches act as role models for the participants to look up to.