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The FC Barcelona Foundation and the UNICEF are working to promote education through sport among the most vulnerable children
The FC Barcelona Foundation and UNICEF signed its first agreement in September 2006 for a duration of five years. That agreement provided for the donation, by FC Barcelona, of 1.5 million euros per year to Unicef, to perform together, projects in the fight against AIDS. The understanding also included incorporating the logo of the UN Children's Agency on the front of the FC Barcelona football shirt.
In February 2016 Barça and UNICEF renewed their alliance for another four years until 2020 and since then Barça privides 2 million euros annually to the partnership in order to implement projects to foster children’s education through sport in the neediest areas of the world.
From 2006 to 2011 the programs implemented have helped in the fight against AIDS, principally in three African countries: Swaziland, Malawi and Angola.
Since 2011 both entities apply projects in Catalonia, Ghana, South Africa, China and Brazil where sport serves to promote children's human development, improve infrastructure, school equipment and knowledge of educators.
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Under the slogan, "More than a goal. Let’s eradicate polio", the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are working to eradicate polio, through awareness campaigns and joint actions
Both entities launch awareness campaigns and joint actions to eradicate polio, a disease that has reduced worldwide by some 99% and has become one of the best examples of the value of life-saving vaccines. This disease, that previously paralysed children around the world, now exists in only three countries, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, areas where polio transmission have never been stopped before.
The Foundation and the IOC work to implement the 'FutbolNet' project in Africa which aims to promote values amogst youngsters
It is the first time that the IOC have signed an agreement with the Foundation of a sports club. Thanks to this historic accord the ‘Olympafrica FutbolNet Cup’, a series of tournaments in Africa for youngsters between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age. The competitions are based on the methodology of the ‘FutbolNet’ project that attempts to promote positive values via the playing of football.
The tournaments take place in about thirty countries with the collaboration of the Olympafrica Foundation. This IOC funded organisation works to spread the Olympic Spirit and promote social development via sport.
3,000 participants benefit from taking part in each tournament and in total the project is able to reach more than 100,000 young Africans.
Scholas is a world network of schools set up by Pope Francis that seeks to integrate education communities around the world, and especially those with a lack of resources
Thanks to this agreement the Foundation will work with Scholas Occurrentes to foster the teaching of values through different actions. The Foundation is providing the schools involved in the programme with different pedagogic materials based on sport and FC Barcelona. It is also working on creating an online version of the FutbolNet project and the implementation of face-to-face editions of this activity that is teaching children in Mozambique and Argentina about positive conducts.
The FC Barcelona and Johan Cruyff Foundations work to promote sport among young people in Catalonia
Both organisations run the 'Pati 14' project to improve sports facilities at different schools in Catalonia by creating images that are used to develop new sport and leisure activities. These spaces are also equipped with additional sports materials that are used to encourage physical activity among pupils in order to prevent sedentariness and obesity. The Obra Social "laCaixa" programme also collaborates with this project.
The Leo Messi Foundation was created in 2007 with the wish that all children should have the same opportunities to make their dreams come true, and to promote equality among children and young people in education and health
The collaboration agreement with the FC Barcelona Foundation promotes and uses sport as a tool for the development and social integration of Argentine children and young people.
The signing of the agreement aims to encourage joint work for the children and young people in the areas of Argentina most affected by poverty.
The aim of both foundations is to promote the education, health, sport and development of the most disadvantaged areas of the country.
The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Neymar Jr. Project Institute –a social entity in Brazil promoted by Neymar - have signed an agreement to work together
The joint actions work on the implementation of projects that promote sport as a tool for social integration for Brazilian young people. Thanks to this alliance the project ‘FutbolNet’ is applied in the activities of the Instituto.
The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Pies Descalzos Foundation are working together on the project "Football for youth development and a healthy life" which includes the construction of sporting and recreational areas in Cartagena (Colombia) and Miami (United States)
The project is to benefit children most vulnerable from Colombia and the Hispanic community in the U.S. who are at risk of social exclusion. In this country the project is being developed with the collaboration of the YMCA of Greater Miami (Young Men's Christian Association), at North Pointe Centre, a community with limited resources in this city.
The FC Barcelona Foundation and the IDB work on behalf of the children who live in the 'favelas' in Rio de Janeiro
Both entities have launched the 'Partnership for sport and development. On the road to the 2014 World Cup, and the 2016 Olympics ', a project launched in Rio de Janeiro also counting on the collaboration of the Rio de Janeiro Town Hall, the NBA, and the Mapfre Foundation.
The project strengthens 18 ‘Olympic Villages' (sports facilities within the 'favelas' of Rio), which help to promote social inclusion through sport. The initiative is based on the use of sport as a vehicle to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people and tp promote activities for conflict resolution, violence prevention, and employment generation.
Thre work is focused on promoting social inclusion, values and violence prevention amongst the mexican youngsters
The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Rafa Marquez Foundation established a partnership in August 2014 whereby the 'FutbolNet' it is being applied in Mexico. Specifically in the towns of Salto and Tonala in the state of Jalisco, where the foundation of the former player has several educational and social.
The aim is to promote social inclusion, values and violence prevention in these two communities through the implementation of this methodology that combines sport, the promotion of values and healthy habits.