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MORE THAN 20 YEARS AS A VOLUNTEER

2021.12.03 // Read More

In 1995 and with the aim of providing free medical and health care to the most needy and unassisted populations in Latin American countries, the Barceló Foundation created the International Medical Aid Program (AMI).

OVERCOMING SOCIAL BARRIERS IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF CLASSICAL MUSIC.

2021.11.29 // Read More

The “Resonancias de talento” project is one of the initiatives carried out by the Balearic Islands Youth Orchestra (JOIB), which we subsidise through the Social Projects that we develop in Mallorca.

This action consists of providing quality musical training to 300 pupils at the infant and primary school (CEIP, in Son Canals, located in the Pere Garau neighbourhood of Palma). These young people are of great cultural diversity and are at risk of social exclusion, with great difficulty in accessing the offer of these musical activities.

IBERO-AMERICAN QUALITY AWARD 2021

2021.11.28 // Read More

The International Jury of the XXII Ibero-American Quality Award has selected the educational institution “Cometas de Esperanza” Foundation in the Dominican Republic, an organization supported since its creation by the Barceló Foundation, as a finalist for the award.

A collaboration that began in 2006 with the “rescue” of the “diver children”, who earned their living by scavenging through the waste of the Rafey landfill in Santiago de los Caballeros, and who, thanks to this collaboration, were able to abandon this system of existence and embark on the path of school education and the search for a more promising future for themselves and the generations to come.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

2021.11.24 // Read More

The Barceló Foundation has just renewed its project “ISABELITA NEIGBOURHOOD SCHOLARSHIP”.

In response to a request for help from the Dominican Sisters of the “La Isabelita” neighbourhood, the Foundation decided in 2020 to create scholarships to help children and young peopie from one of the poorest areas of Saint Domingo, to continue their studies in private schools when they do not have places in public schools. The 68 scholarships offered cover the tuition costs, school materials and travels.

Once again this year, with this grant we can contribute to improving the education of disadvantaged young people in the “La Isabelita” neighbourhood.

THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS WE CONTINUE WITH THE ALISOL PROJECT

2021.11.19 // Read More

Through our Alisol project, which consists of distributing all the produce collected at our Son Barceló estate, and thanks to the cooperation of food companies such as Rubiato Paredes, Hnos. Buades, OPMallorca, LIDL Capdepera and Cala Millor, Terracor, Esplet, Quely, as well as others such as Caixabank, AutoVidal and private donors, we distribute fresh food such as fruit and vegetables, meat and fish. Currently, around 28 tonnes of food every month.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank both the donors and the 18 non-profit organisations that work tirelessly to ensure that our contributions reach the most vulnerable people: Es Refugi, Hntas. de los Pobres, A.A. Montesión, Patr.Obrero, la Viña, SOS Mamas, San Juan de Dios, Obra Mercedaria, Fundació Tardor, Asoc. Siloé, Cáritas Petra, La Salle, Zaqueo, Ebenezer Maranata, Cáritas Campos, Porreres, Llucmajor and Cala d’Or.

PROMOTING GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN LUUKA RURAL DISTRICT, UGANDA

2021.11.15 // Read More

Smiles for Luuka is a project that aims to promote equal access to quality education in Luuka, one of the poorest districts of Besoga, Uganda. Smiles for Luuka currently works in 4 schools and has 3.700 beneficiaries.

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY IN ETHIOPIA

2021.11.02 // Read More

Our solidarity project FARMASOL MANDURA, ETHIOPIA, has been interrupted by the State of Alarm and Emergency declared recently by the Prime Minister of the country. Since 2017, the Barceló Foundation has been assisting the health centre in that area with the supply of medicines and the creation of the maternity centre and the payment of the midwife’s salary. However, due to serious security problems for the staff, the clinic has been forced to close, leaving the Comboni missionaries alone to attend to the population, who unfortunately, due to the terrible massacres that are spreading throughout the area, are suffering the consequences.

THANKS TO SOLIDARITY INITIATIVES WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT

2021.10.29 // Read More

Cristina and Joaquín, a couple aware of the importance of education and opportunities, wanted to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary by collaborating with a solidarity project; they asked family and friends to donate money for the project that the Barceló Foundation is carrying out in Tanzania. It is a vocational training school of sewing and shoe manufacturing for young people with disabilities. At the end of their apprenticeship, these young people receive a capital and the necessary machinery to develop their activity.

CONCERT TO BENEFIT ALISOL PROJECT

2021.10.22 // Read More

This Thursday 20th October, the Capella Mallorquina offered, in the Church of Santa Eulàlia of Palma, a beautiful lyrical concert together with the young Rotary Orchestra of Mallorca. The money collected will benefit the ALISOL project, a project of the Barceló Foundation, in force since 2013 and which distributes about 350 tons of food annually to 18 Mallorcan entities.

We want to highlight the total dedication of the audience and their generosity.  The event was also attended by the President of the Barceló Foundation, Francisca Barceló along with Antonio Planas and Gabriel Riera, members of the Rotary Club Palma Almudaina. This successful concert will be held again in the Church of Santanyí next October 30th.

 

THE ROTARY CLUB PALMA WELCOMES THE BARCELO FOUNDATION

2021.10.19 // Read More

The President of the Barceló Foundation, Francisca Barceló, and the Projects Director, Amelia Fornés, were received by the Rotary Club Palma Almudaina last week. In an intimate event, they were able to present and explain in detail, both to the President of the Rotary Club, Mr. Oscar Mayol, and to the 25 members attending, all the international projects of the Foundation and their results.

From the Barceló Foundation we thank Mr. Oscar Mayol and the R.C.P.A. for their interest, hoping that this meeting will be the starting point of a future collaboration between our two entities.