GOL DE LETRA
The Gol de Letra Foundation operates in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo with the aim of giving 1,300 underprivileged children from poor districts in these cities a cultural and sports education, better health and a balanced diet, self-confidence and professional and human skills to help them find their way in life.
After supporting the “Open Game” program since 2008, in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in particular, the Fondation LACOSTE launched a new program in 2014 to allow 160 youngsters to play tennis in the favelas of Rio and Sao Paulo. This new sport is combined with the cultural and recreational activities traditionally developed by Gol de Letra in partnership with families, residents’ organizations and local stakeholders working within education.
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