The founder of Microsoft is delighted with the agreement between his foundation, Bill&Melinda Gates, and the FC Barcelona Foundation for the eradication of polio from the world.
“I am very happy with the agreement with Barça, because we have the common cause of
looking after children’s health”, said Bill Gates during
the presentation of the agreement
Grateful to Barça
The American praised FC Barcelona for such commitment and stressed that their objective
“is to eradicate polio, something which is now much closer, but unfortunately there are still
many people with this illness”, he said.
Bill Gates also spoke about how the agreement will help get the message across to more people. “Through this agreement we can say that that objective can be reached, and people have to receive the message so that they can help us”, he said.
The president of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, speaking to Barça TV also spoke about the agreement. “Our objective is to transmit the values and messages of Bill&Melinda Gates”, he said.
Sandro Rosell also said that “once the objective of eradicating polio has been achieved, and there is only about 1% left to go, we shall support whatever other project they create”, while also pointing out that his club’s role will be focusing on “Barcelona and the Camp Nou” but without forgetting its global projects.
Bill Gates also said that “we are associating ourselves to a great organisation, which is known around the world … Barça is unique and the ideal companion for this agreement”.
He also spoke about how “Barça has sponsors, Unicef and the Qatar Foundation, who help a lot of people and are sponsors with values”.
He ended by repeating the message once more: “We want to eradicate polio together.”