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3,500 children participating in the first football championship for the Intercultural Human Rights Day of the Child (18/12/2008)

The Social Care Councillor of the City of Lorca, Lali Ibarra, delivered this morning the awards to the winning team's first Intercultural Human Table Football Championship, organized on the occasion of World Day for the Rights of the Child, which involved 3,500 students from Second Cycle Primary (5 & 6), which has been the representative of Public School Pérez de Hita.

Ibarra explained that "these 3,500 children, ages 9 and 11 years who participated in the championships of their schools, the 250 winners in 25 teams of ten members, participated today in the final, held at the Alameda of the Constitution.

It is remarkable how there are centers of districts that have joined each other to participate in the hand. "

"With this activity we aim to promote the rights enshrined in Article 1 of the Universal Declaration on the Rights of the Child, which provides for no discrimination based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin , property, birth or other status, whether of himself or his family.

Also highlight the child's right to fully enjoy games, which should be directed to the same purposes as education, as provided in Article 7 of the text, "Ibarra added.

Selected teams from thirty schools throughout the municipality participants have received a kit to participate in the finals, which were accompanied by their schoolmates.

For its part, the final winning team has managed to stay in the hostel Calnegre tips for the entire classroom of the winning team, a check in the amount of 600 €, for the purchase of text books for the winning student center , and a € 1,000 donation to a local NGO child level, which will be chosen by the winning team and center.

Activity objectives

Lali Ibarra added that "with this activity, the second organized by the municipality of Lorca for this day, aims to use sport as a means of integrating immigrant children, creating an environment to share experiences and to transmit values among young people.

We believe that sport can unite very different people, thus promoting integration and overcoming any social barriers, encouraging the emergence of social networks and their development. "

This new program also aims to encourage the participation of groups of children from different schools in Lorca, who voluntarily attend an activity with the aim of creating a meeting place and closer to the / schoolgirls in different centers Study of the municipality of Lorca, promoting mutual understanding.

The Social Care Councillor has stated that "likewise seek to enhance the creativity of the participants through the completion of this activity, and build new programs for leisure within the school environment in the town of Lorca."

This activity is contained within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed between the Autonomous Community of Murcia, through the Ministry of Social Policy, and the city of Lorca, through the Municipal Council of Social Services, from 2008 to developing activities for reception and integration of immigrants and educational support.

The field of human table football game is 8 feet long by 4 wide approx.

The length of matches has been 2 times 5 minutes each and a one minute break between the 2 times, but in the end have had to reduce the time by the large number of participating teams.

The rules applied Futsal is adapted to this type of track.

If league, should have been thrown draw 3 penalties at the end of the game from the average human table football.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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