Barclays Spaces for Sports has teamed up with Right To Play to deliver a three-year program using sport to improve the prospects for disadvantaged migrant children in China.
Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to develop life skills and foster peace for children and communities. Migrant children in this context are those who come from Chinese families which migrate to inner city areas in search of work.
The partnership – Empowerment Through Sport – aims to integrate disadvantaged migrant children from Beijing into China’s wider society. The program should cover about 17,000 migrant children and cost around RMB3.6 million (US$540,000). It will have 850 coaches and teachers trained to deliver sport for development teaching.
Vadvert.co.uk quoted Kirk Harrison, head of Barclays Spaces for Sports, as saying, "We’re delighted that Barclays Spaces for Sports has entered this partnership with Right To Play, which will be our first major project in Asia."