A smile for Christmas
This year Pincasa once again carried out the Solidarity initiative called “A Smile for Christmas” and which was carried out together with the NGO International Cooperation.
It was about giving a smile to a group of children from Valencia, who live on the threshold of poverty, simply buying them a gift, which Pincasa workers placed anonymously next to the Christmas tree installed at the reception of the company. These campaigns are integrated into our Social Responsibility as a company to collaborate with our community and that are consistent with our Integration, Solidarity and Cooperation values.
Then these gifts were delivered by Santa Claus to the children of the Santiago Apostle School of Valencia whose holder is the Archbishopric of Valencia. A representation of the company was in the emotional act of delivery, which took place last December 20 in a place in Alboraia, seeing the face of happiness of the children with their parents.
The Santiago Apóstol School is located in the maritime towns of Valencia, the center is small, of a single line, with scarce economic resources and limited spaces. They serve a total of 176 students. At present, they are developing a Project of Singular Educational Action Center (SEAC) since most of the students are in a socially disadvantaged situation and belong, for the most part, to a minority culture within society such as that of the gypsy people in serious situation of marginalization. From the 2008-2009 academic year, a process of transformation towards inclusive and intercultural approaches began with the participation of the entire community.
Currently, 50% of the center’s educators are young gypsies from the neighborhood who have graduated from high school and continue in their training process, participating in the labor insertion program, thus giving meaning to the message they try to convey day to day: “studying really improves people’s living conditions”.
Two concepts that try to differentiate: gypsy culture and marginality. The gypsy culture is a very rich culture with great values, and marginality is a social injustice, against which we have a social responsibility to fight.
More information http://www.santiagoapostolcabanyal.es/
This campaign has been carried out thanks to the organization and management of International Cooperation NGO. This entity is a Spanish non-profit organization – Golden Cross of the Civil Order of Social Solidarity, National Youth Award of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and declared a Public Utility Entity – which has been working since 1993 “for a solidarity youth ”.
More information http://www.ciong.org/