During his visit to Spain, President Iván Duque met this Friday with the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, during which they signed an agreement for the training and promotion of soccer players in the country and the other projects developed by the Real Foundation Madrid in Colombia.
Since 2008 and currently, the Foundation has 36 socio-sports schools and projects in the country, in collaboration with the Revel Foundation, the Concívica Foundation, the Community Ministers of the Sick -Religious Camilos- and the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank).
These projects serve 8,000 boys and girls in Colombia at risk of exclusion, who are educated in values through sports every week.
Colombia is the Latin American nation with the largest number of Real Madrid Foundation social sports projects. Last season, ties were strengthened with the alliance with the National Learning Service of Colombia (SENA) for the telematics training of people with few resources, through the Foundation’s eLearning platform, Sports & Values Academy TV.
Through the Foundation’s projects, the beneficiaries are educated in values through the practice of sport and receive tools that strengthen their capacities for entrepreneurship and employability.
At the same time, they cover their basic needs for food, schooling and health services.
The meeting analyzed the role that the Real Madrid Foundation will play in Colombia as a promoter of sport and the values for the comprehensive education of children in need and its contribution to the development of communities, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Likewise, the presidents signed a letter of intent in order to support the collaboration space between the Real Madrid Foundation and Colombian public institutions.