NEWS STORY. 01/03/2023
At the Town Hall of Duala (Cameroon), the Real Madrid Foundation has unveiled its social clinic, which will be held from the 19th to the 25th of June for some 120 children from probation centres, who will receive scholarships to take part in the sporting-educational experience. The event was attended by the city's mayor, who was excited to see how the clinics are being held on a regular basis; twice a year in Duala and another of the country's cities. They will be run in collaboration with Akwandies, an agency that works with some of the country's biggest NGOs including OFAD (Organisation des Femmes Africaines de la Diaspora) and Dani dome for Africa to identify the beneficiaries.
The clinic organisers, alongside the Real Madrid Foundation, presented the project at the Spanish Embassy in Cameroon, where they were hosted by the chancellor Luis Carretero, who showed his support for the initiative that will give vulnerable young people a unique opportunity to enjoy football and education in values.
Visit to the school
Finally, there was a visit to the social sports school running the country's capital, Yaundé. It is located in the Mimboman neighbourhood, an area lacking in resources and educational, healthcare and sporting facilities. The project has been running since 2012 with The Salesians of Don Bosco Association, whose facilities are the only leisure space available for the local children. The social sports school's beneficiaries are young people from the professional training centre as well as children from Mimboman, all coming from low-income families at risk of malnutrition. Besides sporting practice, beneficiaries also receive extra schooling and IT classes, a school materials kit and post-tournament snacks.