June 20 – LaLiga has implemented a socio-educational programme at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, linking up with AFDP Global, the international football social enterprise, to help enhance the quality of life of young refugees using football as a tool for change.
Zaatari, which lies in the north of Jordan, 70km from Amman, has a refugee population of 80,000, with 50% of them under 18.
Through the La Liga hundreds of youngsters have been given the opportunity to participate in various training programmes designed to help launch a competition which will be at the heart of the project.
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga commented: “The transmission of values through all our football projects is vital and this initiative is a great example. Together with AFDP Global and the involvement of the 33 participating clubs, I am positive that we will achieve our goals and improve the quality of life for more than 700 children involved in our project.”
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