The FC Barcelona Foundation, on the basis of experience in the field of sport and values, proposes a programme of action aimed at transmitting positive values to children and adolescents, which involves sporting activities as a means to promote healthy development.
Since its founding in 1994, the FC Barcelona Foundation has helped people take part in the many social, cultural and sporting activities that the Club has carried out, a reflection of an advanced society that has found in the Club and the Foundation the ideal vehicle for such activities.
From 2006 the Club has followed the United Nations 'Millennium Development Goals” and turns over 0.7% of its ordinary income to the Foundation for its projects. As of 2010, the players and coaching staff from the professional sections of the Club also donate 0.5% of their wages to the Foundation.
Previous to her appointment as General Director of the Foundation, María was in charge of managing the Fundación Vicente Ferrer and accounts for more than 18 years of experience in the sector involved in projects such as the Spanish HIV Foundation and Médicos sin Fronteras as well as coordinating others in Kenya and Guatemala.
María's experience will help us understand the role of football as a tool to participate and develop in social engagement programs and help children and disfavored societies all around the world. FC Barcelona uses this sport to promote education and positive values targeting children and adolescents as the prime beneficiaries.