While his institute for thousands of underprivileged children had to close in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, PSG striker Neymar is paying from the salaries of his 142 unemployed employees.
Important on the grounds Tuesday in the Champions League, where he participated in the qualification of PSG in the last four at the expense of Bayern Munich (2-3 in the first leg, 0-1 in the return), Neymar also knows how to be outside. Among the hardest-hit countries in the world, Brazil has more than 361,000 dead from the coronavirus. This is where the Brazilian striker built in 2014 an institute of more than 8,000 m2 which accommodates 3,000 underprivileged children aged 7 to 14, giving them access to sports and school activities, as well as to medical care. .
Financial assistance maintained “regardless of the duration of the pandemic”
But struck by the pandemic and its dramatic economic consequences, the Neymar foundation was forced to close its doors in March 2020. A hard blow for disadvantaged young people but also for the 142 employees and collaborators who were in charge of running the company. establishment, located in the district of Jardim Gloria, in Praia Grande, where Neymar spent a good part of his childhood.
Touched by the situation in his native country, the 29-year-old Parisian showed great heart in maintaining all of their salaries to the 142 people concerned, as well as their health coverage, as the institute recounted this Thursday in a long article published by UOL Esporte. Neymar and his family are spending around 90,000 euros per month for this, and will continue to do so as long as the crisis lasts.
“My family and I maintain the whole structure, with 142 employees, who receive their salaries and benefits in full. We did this with our own resources,” explained Neymar’s father on the website of the The jobs and salaries of the people who work in the institute are guaranteed, however long the pandemic lasts. “