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Real Madrid open youth academy in Cameroon

by Staff Writer | Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Real Madrid Foundation have announced that they will be opening an official football academy in Cameroon this week.

The project called ‘Madrid Rumbo al Sure’ aims to provide educational and sports material for children in several countries across the world and Africa’s Cameroon is next on the list.

More than 100 children from Madrid will travel to Cameroon to learn about over a dozen collaboration initiatives in the country and take part in voluntary work on the academy.

Classes will then open early September at the football academy, officials of Cameroon sports ministry have confirmed.

“This project’s values are the same as those of the Real Madrid Foundation, which educate children aged between six and 18. Participating in this initiative fills us with great satisfaction,” Enrique Sanchez, executive vice president of the Real Madrid Foundation said in a statement on the club’s official website.

“The children that will go to Cameroon will experience values such as compromise and solidarity, which we stand by at our foundation,” said Miguel Pardeza, Real Madrid football director.

“They will also visit the academy in the city of Yaounde, where we will try to educate children in dire straits. This is why the collaboration of these children from Madrid is so important to this project,” he added.

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