Edmílson Foundation: actions to change the rules of the game
Building a future for the most vulnerable young people
The Edmílson Foundation was founded in Brazil in 2006 by former footballer José Edmílson. The aim is to help build a better future for children through education and professionalisation, making people that will go ot do further things to boost social inclusion. It includes an educational program, Sembrando sueños (sowing dreams), aimed at children from 6 to 14 years to which it provides school support and sports, computer and performing arts activities.
In addition to this collaboration, the Edmílson Foundation supports the Barça Foundation's violence prevention program in the Maré favela, in Rio de Janeiro, and other Latin American countries.
We are very happy to see that people who have been sports icons can now be collaborators in the social field
First Vice-President of FC Barcelona and the Barça Foundation
Football is a tool that can be used to forge good people
Former footballer and founder of the Edmílson Foundation