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Nutrition and education campaign in Turkana raises 3.000 euros

2021.02.05 //

The campaign to promote the education and nutrition of children in Turkana (Kenya) that Barceló Foundation launched last October has raised 3.000 euros. An amount that will be used to cover the food and education expenses of 100 children in on of the 14 nurseries that the Majorcan entity has promoted in this semi-arid and extremely poor area, located in the northwestern area of Kenya, bordering Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia.

“From Barceló Foundation we would like to thank the solidarity of all the people who have joined this campaign and have made a donation through the “Migranodearena” platform or directly to the Foundation. Their contribution will enable that 100 children to receive food and education every day for a year”, says Amelia Fornés, project technician of Barceló Foundation, while emphasizing the important work carried out by these nurseries, because, due to environmental problems in the area, most of the population does not have their basic needs covered.

It should be noted that the project to promote nurseries in the Turkana area was born thank to the implementation of other projects of the Barceló Foundation, including mobile clinics, the construction of water wells, or educational initiatives that have been developed for years.

As a result of developing these projects, nutritional deficiencies of children in the area were detected and it was decided to invest in the construction and maintenance of nurseries. Thus, Barceló Foundation currently has 14 nurseries in Turkana, 9 managed by Domini Sisters and another five by Marianite Sisters.

Furthermore, the Barceló Foundation has decided to allocate part of the CaixaBank Private Banking Award for the best track record (given in October 2020) to the maintenance of another of these nurseries, in addition to covering the costs of a nursery for a year thanks to the donations made by individuals.