Location and general information
Four of the ten poorest districts in Spain are located in the city of Seville, with 38.6% of the children at risk or enduring alarming levels of poverty and social exclusion. In addition, a significant migrant population is concentrated in these districts and faces problems of exclusion and segregation. This situation, along with inequality and unemployment, causes various family problems that have a major impact on childhood education and development.
- Promote the inclusion, education and well-being of children and young people from refugee backgrounds and local communities in Seville.
- Increase children's sense of belonging and participation in the community
- Reduce children's gender and intercultural prejudices
- Train young refugees in Sport for Development methodology
- Build resilience by teaching children about life skills
- Raise awareness about the inclusion of people in vulnerable situations through sports in schools.
The Deporte por Refugio project had a great impact in its first year. Now, in this second year, the mission is to promote the well-being and inclusion of children, young people and families in vulnerable communities and with migrant and refugee backgrounds in Seville. The message that we want to deliver to society through this project is that football can transform the lives and prospects of children and refugees. The project is supported by UNCHR, UNICEF, the Spanish Government and the Seville city authorities.