Real Madrid Shares Soccer Moves With Palestinian Children

In partnership with UNRWA, the Spanish club has trained about 1,200 Palestinian children since 2011.

Real Madrid soccer players join a training session with Palestinian physical education teachers and schoolchildren, Qalandia, West Bank, April 25, 2016.
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The Real Madrid Foundation held a three-day soccer training camp for Palestinian teachers and children near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The program was jointly sponsored with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.

Over a three-day period, which ended on Monday, more than two dozen Palestinian teachers from the West Bank and Gaza Strip were trained as coaches at UNRWA schools, at the Qalandiyah Training Center.

Since the program's launch in 2011, nearly 1,200 Palestinian children have participated in the training and activities of the football academies, an UNRWA statement says.