The Rafa Nadal Foundation HAS BEEN PRESENT at the event “sport and agenda 2030: an alliance for social transformation” of the vicente ferrer foundation

The Vicente Ferrer Foundation has organized an event in Madrid to reflect on sport as a tool for social transformation and a vehicle to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the 2030 Agenda by the United Nations General Assembly.

”Game and sport: allies of the 2030 agenda”

The Alacrán and La Torre de Hortaleza associations have been in charge of opening this event to present the joint project with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation , “Game and sport: allies of the 2030 agenda”, where they serve vulnerable minors from the neighborhood to through sports and educational activities related to the SDGs.

In addition, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation has offered training in communication and impact measurement to professionals from associations to improve their work system and enhance their scope.

This is a project in which there is an interesting cultural exchange between minors from the Hortaleza neighborhood and minors cared for in Anantapur .

It is about placing minors at the center of the intervention as active agents and protagonists. That minors are considered as holders of rights, giving them a voice and encouraging their participation.

And of course, the project emphasizes the importance of impact measurement and visibility through the communication tools that each entity has within its reach.

It is a project that is carried out thanks to the alliance between entities and that facilitates the work of all parties.

Sport as a fundamental part of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation project in India

Vamshi Origanti , Academy Development Manager at Anantapur Sports Academy , traveled to Madrid to participate as a speaker in this event and bring attendees closer to the reality of Anantapur through the sports projects that are carried out within the facilities of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

Sport works as a driver of change for rural India.

ASA’s sports programs provide regular access to sports for children, promote positive values, create opportunities for the future and make it easier for children to use high-performance sports infrastructure , access to which is limited in rural India.

Sport is sustainable development, it contributes to the end of poverty, to quality education, to gender equality, to the reduction of inequalities and is a powerful tool and an ally to inspire and motivate all minors and their families. part of the program.

Vamshi cited two sport-related success stories, demonstrating their tremendous ability to have a transformative impact on the children and families they work with.

Study “Sport as a tool for development”

Luz María Sanz, the director of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, took the opportunity to present the recently published study “Sport as a tool for development” that offers a holistic view of this transformation tool.

Dialogue tables

After this start of the day, two dialogue tables were organized to deal with various issues related to sport.

The table on “Sport and gender equality” was attended by Reyes Bellver , a lawyer from the LWF Platform , Anair Lomba from the La Liga Foundation, María Pelaez , a professional swimmer, and Paula López, from the Torre de Hortaleza Association , who chatted about the importance of women’s sports, its professionalization, the importance of educating in tolerance and the work of projects that seek equality in this sector.

Manuel Parga , from the COE, Lourdes García, a TVE journalist, Beatriz Lara, a teacher at the Camilo José Cela University and Eunate Gómez, head of projects at the Foundation , participated in the dialogue table “Sport and development: a multi -actor action”. Rafael Nadal.

Together they valued the role of different actors from the public sector, private sector, organized civil society, entities and institutions from the academic world and citizens in general in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

They also highlighted sport as a powerful socio-educational and social transformation tool , which promotes the holistic development of people, social cohesion and equality; generating significant positive impacts on communities and society in general, and on the child population in particular.

It is necessary to incorporate the theory and perspective of sport for development, particularly in relation to the sustainable development goals (SDG), integrate it into the collective unconscious, into programs and projects, into sports strategies.

Eunate Gómez also highlighted that the Rafa Nadal Foundation’s philosophy is to develop continuous and sustainable projects, so it will continue to work beyond 2030 to achieve these objectives, which are simply a way of measuring the impact of its projects and the work being carried out.

Thanks to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation for promoting this type of important conference to share experiences between entities.

“Sport has enormous transformative power”