Nora Fernandez Fernandez
Today, Friday May 19, the Real Madrid Foundation has renewed the General Action Protocol (PGA) agreement with the URJC, in a ceremony held in Valdebebas, the club's sports complex.
The event was chaired by Enrique Sánchez, executive vice president of the Real Madrid Foundation, and was attended by Javier Ramos, rector of the Rey Juan Carlos University, and Álvaro Arbeloa, ambassador of the club and the Foundation.
The objective of the agreement is to maintain the operation of the Socio-sports Children's Football School of the Real Madrid Foundation, located in the facilities of the Fuenlabrada Campus of the URJC.
The social nature of this School is reflected in the reservation of 50% of the places for children of immigrant parents or those at risk of social exclusion who duly justify their condition. On the other hand, a 5% quota is reserved for the children of members of the URJC university community.
The School has a maximum of 100 students and carries out sports activities two days a week. In this way, the URJC has the possibility of developing the Service Learning (ApS) project entitled 'Application of a service-learning program for adolescents at risk of social exclusion to promote regular physical exercise and the use of applications that promote motion'.
Thus, the Foundation allows URJC students to observe the sports activities that take place in its facilities, in order to obtain useful data and information to develop the ApS project.
The Socio-sports Soccer School for Integration has been developing on the Fuenlabrada university soccer field since its inception 16 seasons ago. More than a thousand socially disadvantaged minors have been able to benefit from this initiative, improving their lives through sports and education in values.