500 children are benefiting form the Asociación Ciudad Joven’s support programme for vulnerable children
Iberdrola’s 2018 Social Programme, which is promoted by its Foundation, has, for the third year, selected the project run by the charity Ciudad Joven in its day centres in the Madrid neighbourhoods of Vallecas and Entrevías. Iberdrola’s support, which is provided through its Foundation in Spain, has already benefited around 500 children and their families through the School, Leisure and Free Time Support programme to promote the social inclusion of minors in Madrid.
The aim of this social initiative is to promote the social integration and personal and educational development of 90 socially excluded children through a socio-educational programme. This aim was made evident to the director of Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana and Alberto García Casas the manager of the Training, Research, Cooperation and Social Action areas during their visit to the facilities.
During the visit the Fundación’s managers, who were accompanied by association managers Maite Oñarbe and Maite Colado, were able to see the activities they undertake with these young people aged between 6 and 16 that not only focus on school support but also on workshops and leisure and free time activities.
The aim is, thus, to respond to the needs of socially excluded children, which are often related to delays in learning, low regard for education and the need to strengthen social skills, among others.
Iberdrola’s Social Programme has already allocated more than 8 million euros to social initiatives in Spain, benefiting a total of 270,000 people since its launch in 2010. Since then, it has supported over 300 projects that have contributed to social inclusion, in particular of children, young people and women in vulnerable situations.
Iberdrola is thus contributing to achieving the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which it has integrated into its strategy. This aid allows the company to focus its efforts on meeting goals 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and well-being), 4 (quality education), 5 (gender equality), 10 (reduced inequalities) and 17 (partnerships for the goals).