The presentation of FCBEscola Lagos and FCBEscola Ottawa were made at a press conference on Tuesday.
With the opening of these two new schools, the total of FCBEscolas will reach 24 around the world, along with Bombay (India), Moscow (Russia), and Charlotte (United States) which will also get going in September.
The presentation of FCBEscola Lagos was made at Tesla Balogum Stadium, the location of the new school. The presentation was attended by Iñaki Andrés, director of projects in Africa and Europe, Bernat Villa, local director of the Lagos school project, Leslie Oghomienor, CEO of Blaugrana Sports International Limited; Deji Tinubu, president of the Lagos State Sports Commission and Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, vice-president of the Nigerian Football Federation.
FCBEscola Lagos will hold 500 children and will be the third FC Barcelona school in Africa, after the ones in Casblanca, Morocco, and Cairo, Egypt.
The presentation of the new Canada-based school was also held at the location of its new base, École Louis-Riel. The event was organised by 'BCN Sports' and was attended by Edith Dumont, director of education in Ontario and Roch Pilon, director at the École Louis-Riel.
FCBEscola director Oscar Grau participated via videoconference: “Canada is a market where we already have three schools already functioning and we have been warmly received. After almost ten campuses in this area, we believe it is time to create a continued presence in Ottawa, one of the bilingual cities of the country”.
This new school will host 300 children and will start functioning from October. It will be the fourth FCBEscola in the country along with Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto.