The Rafa Nadal Foundation Awards have been created to recognize and highlight the best projects and social initiatives and after receiving more than 250 applications, the jury of experts has met in Madrid to choose the winning projects of the five categories:
Sport: Casal dels infants
The “Impulse Project” is a social promotion project for girls from 12 to 16 years old in the municipality of Salt (Girona). Sport is used as the backbone to improve physical, mental and emotional health, from a gender perspective. It is based on sports practice as the transforming axis of their personal, family and community reality.
Education: Asociación el Arca
The project is an accompaniment experience at the service of the right to education. focused on supporting educational transitions in contexts of high vulnerability as a strategy to improve the school success of minors. It responds to the need to intervene and support at key moments in the educational process, collaborating with the formal educational system.
Health & Wellness: Lo Que de Verdad Importa
The “Your Story Really Matters” project is a tribute to our elders that turns young people into witnesses of the past, allowing them to learn and enrich themselves from those who know the most about life. Each volunteer has the mission of accompanying and listening to an older person, breaking down the elements of their life story and making the publication of their biography a reality.
Social Innovation: Mamás en Acción
Accompaniment for boys and girls who do not have parents or cannot live with them when they are sick and alone in the hospital, doing the same as we would do with our children. It is an initiative in which love is given, monsters are caught, stories are told, songs are sung, bottles or meals are given and days and nights are spent at the foot of hospital beds. His goal: #NiUnNiñoSolo
Development Cooperation: Fundación Kirira
The project gives access to education to girls and adolescents at risk of suffering female genital mutilation, through the construction of a classroom, equipped with solar energy in the Nkaraku Primary School (Kenya), to facilitate a free, safe and secure future. away from violence, thus contributing to the realization of the educational campaign against the different types of violence based on gender.
We are immensely happy to be able to contribute so that these entities can promote projects as beautiful as these and we are very grateful for the great participation that we have obtained in this first edition.
Congratulations to all the participants for presenting their candidacy, we encourage you to continue doing so in the next calls.
The Rafa Nadal Foundation Awards have become one of the most exciting initiatives that we carry out and the entire technical and management team of the Rafa Nadal Foundation are very satisfied with the work carried out.
We want to especially thank Fundación Lealtad for their great professionalism developing the technical secretariat for this call and of course Telefónica because thanks to this alliance we have been able to make this dream that arose several years ago come true.
On March 27, the awards ceremony will be held in Palma de Mallorca where we will award the five winning projects and also recognize a personality from the sports/social field with the special Fit For Life award from Unesco.