Maputo, 06 April, 2022 / 2:28 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are collaborating with the Real Madrid Foundation to run schools in Senegal and Mozambique where young people participate in sports and are taught other life skills and values.
On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Mission Newswire, a news service of the Salesian Missions, has highlighted the importance of sports in the general development of children and young people.
“Both the Real Madrid Foundation and the Salesians are aware that sports are important for social integration and the promotion of values like teamwork, communication, respect and team spirit,” Mission Newswire has reported on Wednesday, April 6.
The information service of SDB has reported that more than 300 youth, ages 5-17, play sports and learn values thanks to the two social-sports schools the Real Madrid Foundation set up in Senegal with the collaboration of the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid, Spain.
The programs are hosted at Salesian schools in Thies and Tambacounda, Mission Newswire has reported, adding that most of the project’s participants come from local Salesian centers.