11 year old Nico is in the 5th grade at the 55 middle school. He shares a small living space with his mother in the area of Republica, in improper conditions for what would constitute decent living. His mother never went to school and works as a cleaning lady for an apartment building. Up until the 4th grade, Nico didn’t do well in school, his low performance placing him in the high school abandonment risk category. The 5th grade was even harder for him, with the addedaccommodation difficulties.
The Real Madrid Foundation Social Football School was brought into being to help him and other children in the same situation from the 55, 67 and 22 schools from Bucharest. The project is supported by the Vodafone Foundation through the “Fund for Good Deeds” financing programme.