01 February 2012

The FC Barcelona Foundation and Intervida have signed an agreement for the management of international XICS centres

This agreement means that the international cooperation charity will start managing the XICS in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ecuador. “Intervida will help us to improve our XICS”, stated President Rosell.

Sandro Rosell has expressed his satisfaction with this agreement because “Intervida will help us improve the development of our XICS … and their help means we can dedicate resources to other future projects".

The FC Barcelona Foundation’s agreement with Intervida means the club will be able to collaborate with an international specialist in children’s education, which will now manage the XICS (International Network of Solidarity Centres) in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ecuador, countries where Intervida is already operating. The presentation was attended by the president of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, the first vice president of the FC Barcelona Foundation, Ramon Pont, the director general of Intervida, Marcel Abbad, and the director general for Law and Legal Entities of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Santiago Ballester.

Sandro Rosell expressed the importance of Intervida to the club, because “it is an entity that will help us to develop our XICS … we are very grateful for their help because it means we can dedicate resources to other future projects”. Ramon Pont was also pleased with the agreement with Intervida, which he describes as “an organisation that works on charity actions around the world … this is the start of a long collaboration that will help us to grow”. Meanwhile, Santiago Ballester said that Tuesday’s announcement “is an agreement that has resulted from an understanding between two emblematic institutions”, and explained how the Generalitat is keen to promote actions like this. Marcel Abbad, director general of Intervida, underlined the importance of the fact that “the Barça Foundation and Intervida share the same values”.

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