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'Barçakids' is a programme developed by the FC Barcelona Foundation aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years (Primary), which aims to promote and strengthen their system of values through the teaching principles of sport, play and active and inclusive participation.
The aim is to encourage children in the analysis and knowledge of habits and attitudes that create changes that will help them grow personally and collectively, always using sport as a motivational tool.
The project has two areas: one in classroom and one virtual.
The classroom area is carried out in schools over three days. Students are divided into groups and each group devotes an entire day to the project. At the rate of 50 students per day, the project has about 150 beneficiaries in each school.
Each 'Barçakids' school receives an 'Edukit', a mobile resource unit in the form of a small soccer field that offers sports equipment, screens, touch tables and school supplies to carry out the activities.
With these tools, each school receives five teaching units, each one based on a value: respect, effort, ambition, teamwork and humility. All these chosen as part of the value system of FC Barcelona, as well as the ideologies of institutions like UNICEF and the curriculum of the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The virtual environment (www.fcbkids.cat) program aims to continue the classroom programme, providing educational and recreational resources for the educational community (teachers, educators, families and children) for use outside the sessions in schools.
'Barçakids' tours schools in Catalonia (including Franja de Ponent and Northern Catalonia), Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra and Alghero (Italy).
'FutbolNet' is a program that uses soccer as a tool to promote values among young people through an innovative teaching methodology
'FutbolNet' is a programme based on Futbol3 methodology, a tool for social intervention, never applied in Catalonia before, but with well-known successful experiences in Colombia and Germany. It’s an innovative method to reeducate through sport and includes working with groups of young people on subjects like cohabitation, discrimination, gender, etc.
The key to 'FutbolNet' is dialogue. Through this tool, players (boys and girls) not only enter into a relationship of mutual respect and understanding, but also gain self-confidence and a sense of responsibility.
The project is put into practice in several cities of Catalonia, in collaboration with their councils. The project beneficiaries are groups of children and young people aged between 10 and 16 years, selected by regional organizations that collaborate in the implementation.
'FutbolNet' is also implemented in Rio de Janeiro (at the favelas of the city), in Rosario (Argentina), in El Salto and Tonalá (Jalisco State, Mexico), in Oman, in Qatar, in Irak and in about thirty african countries.
'Caring Youth' is a program that aims to show teenagers the importance of effort and teamwork, inviting them to be the instigators and executors of social projects
The project, which is based on the educational methodology of Learning Service (APS) invites teenagers to run social projects which, through collective action, can respond to the needs of their local communities, from forest clearing to social interventions in hospitals, and from generational exchange between grandparents and grandchildren to sporting events with solidarity purposes.
The beneficiaries are boys and girls between 14 and 17 years old, divided into several work groups. Each group is set up in a school, sport or leisure centre. Also benefiting from the project are the receiving groups of the actions undertaken: senior citizens, new arrivals, the most vulnerable children, etc.
‘Caring Youth’ has the collaboration of the Catalan Department of Education, the Catalan Football Federation and the Pere Tarrés Foundation.