The Mediobanca Group Sport Camp, a project developed to promote social inclusion and facilitate reintegration to society by offering the marginalized an opportunity to play sport and learn its values, returns to the “Cesare Beccaria” Institute for Young Offenders in Milan from 29 August to 2 September 2022.
The Camp, which offers the young offenders a week of team sports, is now in its sixth year. Run by the Mediobanca Group in conjunction with CUS Milano Rugby, around thirty-five young people aged between 14 and 24 have an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of activities sports, including rugby, football, and basketball, plus various other fitness games. It is a challenge for both the inmates and the staff, in which both body and soul are put to the test.
The former Italian rugby star Diego Dominguez and his staff will be co-ordinating the activities, along with some volunteers from the Mediobanca Group who will take part in the training sessions throughout the week. The initiative began as means by which to share the values of respect for each other and for the rules with the young inmates, against a backdrop of sporting activity that aims to foster co-operation and solidarity. As has been seen in previous years, sport becomes a means by which to improve coexistence within the Institution, and an important tool for improving self-esteem.
“Playing sport, and helping others learn to play sport, are an excellent way to communicate values such as self-respect and respect for others”, said Giovanna Giusti del Giardino, Mediobanca Group Sustainability Manager. “Sport can be a way in which these young people to grow, by interacting with people of different origins and cultures. We are proud to be partnering with Diego Dominguez and the other trainers once again in bringing the positive values of sport to the Beccaria Institute. Many thanks also to the volunteers from Mediobanca who take part in this project enthusiastically each year, offering proof of our Group’s strong commitment to social values and the community”.
Milan, 29 August 2022