Save the Children sports program makes a difference; teaching soccer to slum children


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Feb 20, 2019

The Mayor of the National District Carolina Mejía and FC Barcelona soccer player Javier Saviola toured El Túnel de Capotillo, a crime-ridden city slum area, to learn more about the Save the Children and the FC Barcelona Foundation sports program that seeks to make a difference in the lives of impoverished children, as reported in Segundos. The program has the financial support of Scotiabank and other companies.

Boys and girls in Capotillo participated in the project “Playing for Inclusion” and shared and played for several days with the former footballer and legend Javier Saviola who, besides being a soccer star, has a strong commitment as a defender and promoter of the rights of children around the world.

The project “Education and Protection through Sports: Playing for Inclusion” aims to strengthen social cohesion and inclusion through sports, impacting the lives...

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