The corporate director of the Marketing and Education Area of "la Caixa" Foundation, Xavier Bertolín, and the executive vice-president of the Real Madrid Foundation, Enrique Sánchez, ratified the collaboration agreement between the two social entities, in a ceremony attended by Iker Casillas, deputy director general of the Real Madrid Foundation. The agreement guarantees the sustainability of the system of scholarships and semi-grants for the educational football activity and for the integration of more than 1,700 minors in Spain.
The Real Madrid Foundation, with the support of "la Caixa" Foundation, has been collaborating for more than ten years in the socio-sports schools as a team with other local entities (such as the City Councils of these localities) and renews for two more seasons (Season 22/23 and 23/24) to continue developing these projects in Spain in Madrid (El Pozo, Leganés, Torrejón de Ardoz), Albacete, Ceuta, Guadalajara, Jerez de la Frontera, Melilla, Mérida, Motril, Puerto Lumbreras, Tarancón and Toledo.
The aim is that all children who wish to do so can be educated in values with sport as a tool without discrimination of any kind and with a unique methodology adapted to each situation
Xavier Bertolín stressed that "the renewal of this collaboration ratifies the commitment of the "la Caixa" Foundation and the Real Madrid Foundation in their support for education as a lever for social transformation, as well as the promotion of values such as inclusion, diversity, respect and sportsmanship". For his part, Iker Casillas thanked the "la Caixa" Foundation for its continued collaboration in Spain: "It is an important day because with the "la Caixa" Foundation we have been providing sports education to almost 2,000 children for 15 years".