Barça Foundation & Unicef
#AllOne for children
FC Barcelona, the Barça Foundation and UNICEF have partnered since 2006. To date, FC Barcelona has contributed €21.5 million to UNICEF to provide over 3 million children with access to quality education, sport, play and protection from violence and HIV/AIDS.
Our unique alliance offers the world our strengths in sports and child rights. Each organisation’s expertise naturally led the partnership to focus on Sports for Development for Children.
Sport for Development
Approximately 1 in every 500 children around the world take part in S4D initiatives. These children face risks that include poverty, violence, poor health, learning disabilities and ethnic discrimination. It is universally known that sport is a fun and engaging way for children to be active and develop skills, so it is no surprise that they are drawn to S4D by the appeal of sport activities. However, once they are hooked, children are involved in programming that develops soft skills, promotes social inclusion, empowers young people and aims to reduce negative behaviour. In other words, these children come for the sport and stay for the support.