The “AS Monaco Connecting Values” project is about finding your personality and psycho-social skills by reaching out to others, sharing other people’s daily life, and teaching human and sporting values.
The exchange programme is aimed at the Academy teams, with each age group becoming actively involved with a local charity or institution.
On 6 March 2017, the U17s welcomed a group of hearing and visually-impaired youngsters from the Clément ADER Institute to the Stade Louis-II. On Wednesday, the CFA squad will host young visitors from the Day Therapy Activities Centre (CATTP), which is part of Monaco’s Princess Grace Hospital. The Centre supports children and teenagers experiencing social and/or relational difficulties.
Meanwhile, the U19s – through the Special Olympics programme – are supporting people with mental disabilities in their high-level sporting endeavours.
Noëmy Kostic-Soffiotti (psychologist at AS Monaco): "The idea behind the project is to allow the Academy youngsters to develop their psycho-social skills. So we are setting up partnerships for each team (U17s, U19s, CFA) with a charity or institution, and around those partnerships, creating opportunities for them to come together once a month".
Bertrand Reuzeau (Academy Director at AS Monaco): "It’s important to open up the Academy youngsters to a wider world, not just for their own development but to enable them to see what life is like in other areas, to see that kids of their age have other problems, other joys, and to take part in them too. That’s the aim of this project".
François-Xavier Gevrey (Head of the Socio-Educational Unit at the Clément Ader Institute) : "We’re focused on opening up to others, so when AS Monaco came to us, we were delighted and we’re pleased to be involved in this partnership".
Marco Muratori (Monaco Special Olympics Director and Coach): "The project we have together is about showing that these kids can be integrated, through sport, football or other things"...