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This morning, at the headquarters of the Barceló Foundation, the Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF) presented a survey on the data collected during the “Foundations’ sector in Spain: main attributes”, focusing on their activities in the Balearic Islands.
The 323 students at the school, “Cometas de Esperanza”, in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) have already commenced classes for 2014-2015.
The Barceló Foundation has signed this morning a collaboration agreement with the Unidad Academica Campesina Tiahuanacu for promoting research applied to sustainable agricultural production systems in Bolivia.
On August 22 the Barceló Foundation inaugurated the exhibition “Obra Recent” (Recent Works) by Andreu Maimó, coinciding with Felanitx’s Art Night Out.
The Barceló Foundation has recently published its report of activities 2013. A year in which it carried out 62 relief projects in 17 different countries, with an investment of over 2 million euros and a total of 103,649 beneficiaries.
The Barceló Foundation signed an agreement on the June 26th 2013, with SOIB and s’Algar Training Centre, Porto Colom, to accommodate 13 young trainees on his farm, Son Barceló, in Felanitx.
Coinciding with the celebration XXV anniversary, the Barceló Foundation has recently opened the Reina Sofía School in Haiti.
The project, initiated in 2013, involved the construction of a complex with a school to enroll 380 children, a residence with 28 rooms to house the “Filles de Marie” nuns, who were left homeless after the devastating earthquake that hit the country in 2010. The residence is a multipurpose building with kitchen, meeting room, etc.
On the occasion of its 25th birthday the Barceló Foundation has launched a series of activities intended to disseminate the work accomplished during the last quarter century. See detailed list below:
Activity program for the celebration of the XXV anniversary of the Barceló Foundation.
As co-founder of the Barceló Foundation (BF), I want to thank God for inspiring me to create this Foundation and for giving me the privilege of working in it since its inception to present date, trying to make my modest contribution towards a better world .
I think over these 25 years the BF has rigorously fulfilled its objectives, which have been really much more important than we could imagine at first.
We have helped thousands of people to improve their health, to have access to education and to have options to improve their modest economy and thus, trying to be sensitive to the immense needs, to be fair and unbiased in our decisions, not discriminating anyone, but considering all requests with the best will.
For this we have had the understanding and support of the members of the different Boards of Trustees, the members of the Advisory Council that we have had so far and local partners, who have worked shoulder to shoulder with us in the countries receiving our help.
We have also received personal or financial support from many anonymous people, Foundations and institutions, which has meant a significant help in the development of our tasks.
To each and every one of them, I would like to express my immense gratitude, as well as the Barceló Foundation’s.
From now on, the new generations will take up the baton in the hope that this work will continue for many years to come.
I wish and hope, that they will accept with fear and enthusiasm the challenge of leading the Foundation to brighter and higher goals, more efficiently than we have achieved so far.
I hope they will contribute with the strength and vitality of their youth, the knowledge of their better intellectual preparation, but especially the enthusiasm to help others in need.
I hope and trust that they will be able to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of this Foundation with the satisfaction of duty performed, having contributed to improve the lives of many people and thus of the human race.
Gabriel Barceló Oliver
Co-Founder and Vice president
1 – CONFERENCES
Cycle of 6 conferences “Economy for sensible people” by Mr. Leopoldo Abadía.
March 27th – ¡Cómo está el mundo! CaixaFórum – 7:30 pm
April 24th – Criterio y optimismo en temas económicos, políticos y sociales. CaixaFórum- 7:30 pm
May 29th – La globalización de la decencia. CaixaFórum – 7:30 pm.
June 26th – La revolución de la educación. CaixaFórum – 7:30 pm.
September 25th – Europa: ¿a dónde vamos? CaixaFórum – 7:30 pm.
October 30th – Summary of th eCycle. Hope. CaixaFórum – 7:30 pm.
2 – EXHIBITION XXV ANNIVERSARY
Inauguration Friday, May 30th , at 7:00 pm.
Visits: From Saturday, May 31st to Saturday, July 5th and from Monday, September 22nd to Saturday, November 8th , 2014.
Openning hours: Monday to Friday — from 11 am to 1:30 pm, and from 5 pm to 7:30. Saturdays from 11 am to 1:30 pm.
3 – VISITS TO OUR HEADQUARTERS
Guided tours of our Headquarters and our painting collection. Projection of a video at the occasion of our XXV anniversary.
Visits: From Saturday, May 31st to Saturday, July 5th, and from Tuesday, September 23rd , to Saturday, November 8th , 2014.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday at 11 am. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 5 pm. Prior booking necessary.
4 – CONCERT SPONSORSHIP
Sponsoring Passover Concert for “Project Home”.
April 14th. Palma Cathedral.
The Barceló Foundation opens its doors and reveals its artistic heritage within the activities of its XXV anniversary.
Recital of the opera Zarzuela.
St. Felip Neri’s Church (Palma de Mallorca), at 8:00 pm.