The Rafa Nadal Foundation and ‘Laureus Sport for Good’ They have signed a collaboration agreement in order to join forces for the benefit of vulnerable children and youth.
06/16/2020 at 20:51 CEST
Specifically, the organization founded by Nelson Mandela will collaborate with the Rafa Nadal Foundation Center in Palma de Mallorca, financing part of the project and contributing its extensive experience in the field of child protection and the use of sport as a vehicle to transform the lives of children and youth around the world.
With 10 years of experience, the Rafa Nadal Foundation focuses its work on integration and personal and social development of children and youth, in Spain and India.
For this, the entity of the Balearic tennis player thrives on the power that sports practice has as an empowerment tool and transmitter of learning.
“That an entity such as Laureus Sport for Good, with extensive experience and recognition in this field at the international level, has opted to collaborate with the Rafa Nadal Foundation is excellent news; for us as an organization, and for the hundreds of children and families that will benefit, ”explains Maria Francisca Perelló, director of the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
Created in 2014, at the Rafa Nadal Foundation Center in Palma, the entity’s reference project is carried out, with which more than 250 minors and their families are treated each year. It is a complementary program to school training, with activities framed in both the socio-educational, sports and psychotherapeutic fields.
Laureus Sport for Good was inspired by the words of its founding employer, Nelson Mandela, who said at the first Laureus Awards in 2000: “Sport has the power to change the world.” Laureus Sport for Good uses the power of sport as a powerful and efficient tool to help children and young people overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantages in their lives.