In our continuous effort to provide opportunities and support to vulnerable children in our centers, the Rafa Nadal Foundation is committed to the comprehensive development of children and adolescents through Special Schools.
Located in Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, and Madrid, Rafa Nadal Foundation Centers host special programs during key holiday periods: Christmas, summer, Easter, and, in the case of Valencia, the Fallas festivities.
These programs not only offer healthy leisure options but also aim to facilitate family reconciliation, address the lack of structured activities during school holidays, and, above all, have a positive impact on the development of the children we serve.
It’s during these school-free periods that vulnerable children face greater challenges. The absence of educational activities and excess free time might lead them down undesirable paths: excessive screen time, unfavorable company, and unhealthy habits. For many of these families, accessing recreational activities is beyond their means due to economic limitations.
This is where the Rafa Nadal Foundation Centers step in. Our goal is clear: to provide a safe and stimulating environment where these young individuals can engage in a wide range of educational, sports, and recreational activities. Beyond mere entertainment, these experiences are carefully designed to foster learning, creativity, and personal development.
Through diverse programs featuring educational workshops, sports activities, and psychosocial support, we strive to offer a space where children can grow, learn, and discover new skills. Simultaneously, we work hand in hand with them, their families, and the community to build a high-quality future.
During the Christmas school holidays, each of our Rafa Nadal Foundation Centers organized the Special Christmas School. It was an opportunity for children to celebrate this festive season with their peers, engaging in a diverse program of activities. Crafts, sports, cooperative activities, cooking, games, and much more were on offer to cope with the absence of classes and enjoy a very special time of the year together.
The Special Schools at Rafa Nadal Foundation Centers aren’t just an entertainment option during holidays; they represent a commitment to the comprehensive development of children. To ensure the organization and smooth functioning of these schools, we rely on “monitors” – a group of adolescents from the center who have been with us for several years and volunteer to assist our team, becoming role models and examples for the younger ones.
At Rafa Nadal Foundation Centers, our aim is to provide access to opportunities that allow children to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.