Gamesa has signed up to support Yuwa at Donosti Cup project, having facilitated participation by the Yuwa India all girls’ football team in the Donosti Cup, from 1 to 6 July, and the Gasteiz Cup, from 7 to 13 July.

Yuwa India is a football team made up of 18 girls aged between 12 and 14 from the state of Jharkhand – a region in which the majority of the population is women from regional tribes that live below the poverty line and present high illiteracy levels. The team was created by Yuwa, an NGO that champions social development and combats child marriage, illiteracy and sexual aggression in India by means of teamwork and football.

Gamesa, in addition to other public and private initiatives, has facilitated the team’s participation in this international youth football competition in which both boys and girls will compete. The Yuwa at Donosti Cup project was launched by a group of students from Mondragón University who raised the money to bring Yuwa India over.

The team, which arrived in Madrid yesterday, has visited the Santiago Bernabeu stadium today as guests of the Real Madrid Foundation. They will travel to San Sebastián after the stadium tour.

The Yuwa at Donosti Cup 2013 project is part of Gamesa’s strategy of giving back to its local business communities by promoting human rights and protecting children, specifically by supporting activities designed to foster schooling and eliminate discriminatory barriers. It also supports institutions that increase people’s prospects on a sustained and long-term basis.

Gamesa is particularly active in India, where it sponsors multiple initiatives in the fields of healthcare, education, environmental protection and infrastructure development for the local community. Notably, Gamesa has set up a wood recycling centre at the nacelle factory in Redhills where it recovers wood and nacelle packaging and other supply materials and transforms them into school furniture.

Gamesa also runs a school inclusion program that takes in children that have been left out of the system for some form of disability, for being slower to learn, not knowing the official language, for being sick or for belonging to another religion or caste.