Real helps rebuild school in Haiti

BY foxsports • January 22, 2010

Real Madrid is going to provide funds to rebuild a school that was destroyed in the earthquake in Haiti.

Team president Florentino Perez said the Real Madrid Foundation will donate money to resurrect the Ecole Saint Gerard in Port-au-Prince.

Real Madrid will work with a Spanish NGO called Acoger y Compatir, which founded the school. It had 1,200 students but was flattened in the quake, with some 300 children killed, Perez said at a ceremony at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Perez said "Haiti has suffered an absolute disaster and we face a great challenge, but we must not think it is impossible to achieve."

The team also plans to create a football school and social club that will provide Haitian children with medical care and food.

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