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THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW SOCIAL CENTER OF THE PORT DES CANONGE WELCOMES THE EXHIBITION ‘AFRICANAS’

2021.07.26 // Read More

The new Social Center of the Port des Canonge, will host from July 23 to August 12 the photographic exhibition ‘Africanas’, from the Barceló Foundation. A sample made up of images made by Amelia Fornés, head of the Foundation’s Projects Area, which show the strength and courage of the women beneficiaries of the Barceló Foundation’s projects in Africa, who make the impossible possible as they lead the change in the areas in which they reside.

THE BALEARIC GOVERNMENT GRANTS THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION PROJECT “Right to health – access, promotion and improvement of health conditions of rural communities in Mandura, Ethiopia”.

2021.07.20 // Read More

The Balearic Government subsidised the project “Right to health – access, promotion and improvement of the health conditions of the rural communities of Mandura, Ethiopia” with 9.904 €, which represents 40 % of the total amount for the execution of the project.

The project consists of supplying all the medicines and materials for the operation of the health centre, the maintenance of qualified personnel who, in addition to working in the health centre, periodically travel to the communities to carry out vaccinations and give workshops and talks on health education and awareness-raising to the population, The importance of giving birth in health centres to improve health and, in general, the living conditions of the Mandura population, which due to the tribal confrontation in the area and the added problems of uncertainty and insecurity, is making it very difficult to continue with the project, thus making an urgent appeal.

THE ALISOL PROJECT REACHES ITS MAXIMUM NUMBER OF KILOS DISTRIBUTED.

2021.07.13 // Read More

The food aid project has reached its maximum number of kilograms distributed.

Eight years ago, in response to the situation of crisis and difficulty, the Alisol (Solidarity Food) project was created, aimed at providing food through its weekly distribution to various charities entities on the island, which serve people who do not have the minimum food security.

THE BALEARIC GOVERNMENT GRANTS THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION PROJECT “Promotion of women and ecology in Abobo, Ethiopia”.

2021.07.08 // Read More

The Balearic Government subsidised the project “Promotion of women and ecology in Abobo, Ethiopia” with 26.508 €, which represents 89 % of the total amount for the execution of the project.

The project “Promotion of women and ecology in Abobo” aims to improve the living conditions of the women of Abobo through three interventions:

TIGRAY EMERGENCY PROJECT, ETHIOPIA

2021.07.01 // Read More

Since 4 November, the region has been the scene of a war in which attacks have been accompanied by arbitrary killings, looting of offices, banks, health centres and schools, as well as the paralysis of all productive and commercial activity.

A scenario in which humanitarian aid is blocked from reaching the population, turning food into a weapon of war.

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE BARCELÓ FOUNDATION

2021.06.29 // Read More

Ms. Francisca Barceló Vadell is appointed new President of the Barceló Foundation for the next 3 years.

The half-yearly meeting of the Board of Trustees took place yesterday to approve the annual accounts for 2020, audited by Ernst & Young, and the Activities Report for that year.  

The Report of Activities presented reports on the 171 projects carried out during 2020, of which 131 were international cooperation projects, developed in the areas of action of our Foundation (education, health, agriculture and microcredits). In the past year we have been in 25 countries, benefiting more than 270.000 people, investing 1.7 million of  euro in projects.

CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS

2021.06.21 // Read More

For the second year, our Foundation has financed the “3rd Multidisciplinary Conference on communication in people with ALS” organized by the ALS Balears Association, as well as the acquisition of “communicator” devices so that people with this disease can continue to communicate in an alternative way, when the problems related to oral expression appear.

AGRICULTURAL PROJECT FOR PODOCONIOSIS PATIENTS

2021.06.18 // Read More

In Nekemte area of Ethiopia, we work since 2016 on various health, education, and infrastructure projects, including specific programmes to stop and treat podoconiosis, an inflammatory disease of the lower limbs suffered by peasants and other people in rural areas of Ethiopia due to walking barefoot.

In 2020 we built a hall in the village of Sire to be able to attend to the more than 2.000 patients with podoconiosis, who regularly receive their medication and health education.

MORE THAN 10 YEARS SUPPORTING THE IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH IN RWANDA

2021.06.11 // Read More

We continue to collaborate with the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts in Rwanda, the so-called “region of the great lakes”, an attractive country for tourists who come to see the gorillas which inhabit its mountains and natural parks. Unfortunately, few are aware that behind the beauty of its landscapes, Rwanda suffered a great genocide in 1994 where it is estimated that more than 800,000 people were killed, at which time the Missionaries, present in the country for more than 40 years, took over the maintenance of the Rukara Health Centre.

Adding Initiatives

2021.06.07 // Read More

Gustavo Dellyi, who collaborates with us since years, has launched a campaign to raise funds to set up and maintain a nursery in the remote area of Turkana, northern Kenya.

Although Gustavo lives in San Francisco, California, he has had no impediment in advising us as an engineer specializing in water issues, voluntarily travelling to Uganda to carry out the preliminary prospecting necessary for the construction of four wells in Nakaseke.