The Real Madrid Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to Real Madrid Football Club in Spain, will host football clinics in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Otjiwarongo and Rundu in May and September 2023.
The Real Madrid Foundation sent a delegation of three members to Windhoek from 06 to 08 March 2023, who had meetings with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and the Namibia School Sports Union (NSSU).
The three-member delegation stated that its mission in Namibia is to express, through its social action, the solidarity commitment of Real Madrid which aims to promote the values inherent to sport and comprehensive education for children and youth, as well as the social inclusion of the most vulnerable.
The football programme to be implemented by the Real Madrid Foundation in Namibia will comprise a series of football clinics targeting learners (girls and boys) in primary and secondary schools between the ages of 6-17 years old.
Roger Kambatuku the NSSU national coordinator, told Nampa on Friday that the envisioned football clinics will commence towards the end of May 2023, with the first two clinics in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
“The second set of clinics will be rolled out during September or October 2023 to be implemented in Otjiwarongo and Rundu. This week, a demonstration of what the clinics entail was, successfully, conducted at Moses Van Der Byl Primary School in Katutura where 24 learners’ boys and girls participated,” he said.
Kambatuku added that the purpose of the visit from the Real Madrid Foundation was to advance the setting up of the programme in Namibia, which is aimed at empowering Namibian schoolchildren with critical values such as motivation, equality, respect, discipline; health and wellbeing; teamwork and autonomy through sport.
“The programme will be implemented by the Namibia Schools Sport Union through a cooperation agreement between the Real Madrid Foundation, on the one hand, and the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, on the other side, facilitated by the Embassy of Spain in Namibia and the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation,” Kambatuku said.
Cadilu Fishing, a Namibian fishing company, will participate in the programme as a sponsoring partner as part of its corporate social investment policy.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency