CARACAS – The arrival of the Inter Campus delegation in Caracas coincided with
the celebrations of the "Don Bosco Day" at the Fundacion Magallanes,
a partner of Inter Campus in Venezuela.
In the morning there was the usual theoretical update with everyone present,
including the eight local Inter Campus instructors, while in the afternoon
there was a tournament in which children from other centres were invited; a
moment of integration but also of observation on the part of Roberto Picardi,
Ricardo Martinez and Aldo Montinaro regarding the progress of Venezuelan
children and the excellent work done by the local coaches. As usual there were
no standings – just winners and fun for all.
The day ended with a demonstration training session lasting nearly two hours
with local coaches who were able to confirm how the Inter Campus methodology,
based solely on play and fun, is beginning to ensure the desired objectives.
The following day, the Don Bosco sports centre in Caracas hosted about 65
children from the "Los Erasos" and "San Isidro"
Accompanied by technical coordinator Mario Berdugo, they took turns with two
demonstration sessions for the 13 Venezuelans coaches present who had also already
attended a lecture on theory that morning.
There was a much appreciated visit from Giovanni Davoli, the Consul General of Italy (also an Inter supporter), and Paola
Mattia, president of the "Fundacion San Bernardino" that deals with
supporting the children of Los Erasos. Her group also brought snacks and drinks
In the last day of the Venezuelan trip the temperature nearly reached 32
degrees and for the occasion the children of "Los Erasos" and
"La Dolorita" in Caracas were able to experience a day trip to the
Puerto Azul facilities.
The day was happily spent between games in the pool (for some children it was
their first experience), a tasty lunch offered by the hotel and a football
tournament on the pitch that was also attended by the children of the nearby