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27.12.2009 10:00

Historic year for the Fundació


The Fundació FC Barcelona has also enjoyed a successful 2009 with the inauguration of seven XICS centres and the consolidation of their own programmes and work with UNICEF.

2009 will go down as a truly memorable year on the sporting front for Barca and the club’s social responsibility side has also had a remarkable last 12 months.

Seven new XICS

DSC_0238.JPG2009 has seen the inauguration of seven new XICS centres – in Morrocco, India, Mali, Mexico (where two centres were opened),Ecuador and Burkina Faso. These openings mean that the centres of integrated support now benefit more than 10,000 people throughout the world.

Three new JES

The other big programme run by the Fundació, are the Jornades d’Esport Solidari (JES), which aims to help train coaches throughout the world has been held in Ecuador and in Santa Coloma Coloma de Gramenet and the Nou Camp.

Foment dels valors cívics

2009-09-14_TROBADA_MUNDIAL_DIRECTORS_XICS_005.JPGThe online training resource ‘Juga-la!’ has continued to be used in classrooms in Catalonia and Latin America to divulge civic values through the juga-la.cat . Website, whilst the ‘Fem equip, fem ciutat’ programme which aims to create positive conduct in sporting clubs has been rolled out in seven Catalan towns and cities.
Historic year for the Fundació

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Advances with UN

The alliance with UNICEF has also taken a big step this year, incorporating Southern Africa in its anti AIDS campaign, as well as organising a number of activities in Catalaonia to make people aware of the problem. The Fundació has collaborated with UNESCO in a study to set up a university chair and also worked with UNHCR on programmes to help refugees, with particular work done with displaced people in Colombia.

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