Mr. Dracopoulos’ address to the General Assembly is available in Spanish here (p.45).
In his address, Mr. Dracopoulos noted, “We live in very challenging times and the luckier, the more successful, the more affluent we are, the more we have a responsibility to collaborate for the common good. We are proud to have supported the greatly successful implementation of Barca Foundation’s Futbolnet program for refugee and local children in Lebanon, Greece and Italy. Because of the great positive impact that the program has been having on the lives of children, our Board has just approved the renewal of its collaboration with Barca Foundation. Moreover, it is through Barca Foundation that we have learned about the very important work of the Pediatric Cancer Center of the Sant Joan De Deu Barcelona Children’s Hospital. As such, we have expanded our work and our collaboration by contributing [to] the creation of the Pediatric Center. We look forward to our ongoing partnership to help provide a better tomorrow for all.”
Read the full remarks by Mr. Dracopoulos here.
SNF has supported Barça Foundation in the implementation of its FutbolNet methodology programs, which use sports to support refugee and local children in Lebanon, Greece, and Italy. The results of a report evaluating the FutbolNet program are available here.
The partnership between SNF and the Barça Foundation has grown to focus on areas further afield from sport as it has expanded. SNF, the Barça Foundation, and the Leo Messi Foundation have all supported the construction of a new Pediatric Cancer Center at Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital in Barcelona.
To find out more about the great work that Barça Foundation have been doing during this last year, you can read their annual report.