FC Barcelona Foundation launches first partnership in Central America with Glasswing

Published on 15 May, 2017 by Glasswing

We kicked off 2017 by launching a partnership with the FC Barcelona Foundation through the FutbolNet program. The program offers an education methodology that promotes developing life skills through soccer and other sports. Members of the FC Barcelona Foundation’s technical team hosted workshops in El Salvador to expose staff, student leaders, and volunteers to the methodology. This methodology will be implemented in all of Glasswing’s soccer club programs across Central America and beyond.

By leveraging sport as a tool for peace-building, youth will have access to recreational activities that will keep them off the streets and away from violence in addition to building core life-skills such as teamwork, communication, respect, and tolerance. Their coaches – staff members, student leaders, and program volunteers – will serve as positive role models for the participants. The FutbolNet program will benefit Community School students in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama and together, Glasswing and the FC Barcelona Foundation will transform the lives of children and youth through sport.