Thanks to an agreement with Rafa Márquez' Foundation
FC Barcelona's Foundation and the Fundación Rafa Marquez have established a new partnership through which the 'FutbolNet' project will be implemented in Mexico. Specifically, in the towns of Salto and Tonala in the state of Jalisco, where the foundation of former Barca player has several educational and social centers. The project aims to promote social inclusion, values and prevention of violence in these communities through the implementation of this methodology that combines sport, with the promotion of values and healthy habits.
The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Fundación Rafa Márquez resume their cooperation with this project, which previously had led them to this area of Mexico to implement educational projects to the most vulnerable young people in the area.
300 beneficiaries between 5 and 24 years old
'FutbolNet' count in Mexico with 300 beneficiaries aged 5 to 24 years as part of the "Program for promotion of child and youth development in Jalisco", developing the Rafa Márquez Foundation. FC Barcelona Foundation will provide the technical knowledge and the training of teachers involved and monitoring activities.
'FutbolNet' is a teaching method that seeks to educate children and youth through the promotion of positive values from sports, specifically football. The project touches five values (effort, respect, teamwork, humility and ambition), marked as essential for personal development, under discussion, before, during and after the game. During the sessions, sports games are developed around each of these concepts and also a league where winning is not always the team that scores more goals, but the best based in values.
More than 100,000 recipients worldwide
'FutbolNet' applies in Catalonia since the 2010-11 season. It also extends into two Latin American countries, Argentina and Brazil; in the Middle East, Iraq, Qatar and Oman; and in more than thirty African countries in collaboration with the IOC (International Olympic Committee).