Japanese children affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011 visited the FC Barcelona Museum on Saturday.
Japan was ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 which caused huge damage in the country. FC Barcelona supports an initiative taken up by private institutions to help 18 Japanese children affected by the events.
FC Barcelona is collaborating with the IESE Business School and the General Incorporated Association Project Yuti Consortium on the project to bring children affected by the disaster to Barcelona for seven days – from the 17th to the 23rd of August. The project is financed by private companies Souseikai, Weava Japan, inc., MANABE ZOKI, Co., and Acwest, Inc. – to help the victims of the catastrophe in 2011.
On Saturday, 18 kids visited the FC Barcelona museum. During their stay in the Catalan city, the kids, in addition to visiting the city’s attractions, will also attend the Joan Gamper Trophy game against Sampdoria. The kids will accompany the FC Barcelona players out onto the pitch before the match and will then watch the game from the presidential box. The kids will also have the first team players sign Barça jerseys for them.
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Image: Àlex Caparrós – FCB