I feel very honored to have received, along with Eduard Boet, the prize of the Peñas del Barça “Optimista Blaugrana”. Yes, in football the results are not always good, as in life, but one must be optimistic by nature. I do not know a better way for things to go well than to believe in positive results! In addition, I am a founding member of the “Peña Blaugrana Dracs Units” which, through the values of sport and football in particular, helps the children of Chinese communities to integrate in Catalonia around the love for Barça. In the photo with the Vice President of Barça Jordi Cardoner, always defender of the wonderful network of complicities that form the fan clubs.
Eduard Boet is a journalist whom I have always admired and who preceded me in the football transmissions in Catalan with Joaquim Maria Puyal. I want to thank him very much for the words said at the award ceremony in defense of women in sports journalism, remembering that when I started, at the beginning of the 80s, it was an absolutely male chauvinism environment. Fortunately, the situation has changed … although there is still a long way to go!
Meet Fatuma Adan, Kenya, Founder and Executive Director of HODI (Horn of Africa Development Initiative) and Khalida Popal, Former Captain of the Afghan Football Women’s Team and Founder and Director of the Girl Power Organization, was one of the best moments of the WFS (World Football Summit). Their vital example, how they have made football become a tool to build peace or to give power to women are exciting. Find more information about them because their stories will not leave you indifferent.
With partners from CSFI China and Carles Martin, Barça Academy Director, working to open new schools in China three years after starting the Qingdao school project, which has been a reality for two years now in the north of China.