LaLiga Unveils Social Project For Refugees In Jordan

July 16, 2019

The LaLiga Za’atari Social Project, the socio-educational initiative that LaLiga has been developing for a year in Jordan through its department of Sports Projects and the LaLiga Foundation in collaboration with AFDP Global (Association Football Development Programme Global), was officially unveiled yesterday.

As a result of this collaboration and the commitment of LaLiga Santander, LaLiga 1l2l3 and the Liga Iberdrola clubs, the LaLiga | Za’atari Social Project will create a league competition in which all of the 36 teams will be twinned with LaLiga and the Liga Iberdrola clubs, who have donated sports equipment.

The aim of this LaLiga multidisciplinary project is for football to serve as an enduring educational tool that helps to promote core values and behaviour with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of Za’atari, with special emphasis on the children living in the camp.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, founder of AFDP Global, Aranzazu Bañon, the Ambassador of Spain to Jordan, and Fernando Sanz, LaLiga’s Director of International Institutional Relations & Director of LaLiga Ambassadors and Legends Project, were all present for the official launch.

Since the LaLiga | Za’atari Social Project took off around a year ago, more than 750 children have participated directly in this programme. In addition, many young people are taking different practical training courses targeted at helping run and manage the dynamics of the competition as well as to help convey the core values among the inhabitants of the Za’atari refugee camp.

You can read more and see a video about the project in Global Fútbol.