The Association reinvents its family psycho-social care project “Som Roques”, financed by our Foundation, to reinforce the care of 200 minors at risk of social exclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The socio-educational project of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul gives support and assistance to 216 vulnerable families in the neighbourhoods of Son Roca, Son Ximelis, Son Anglada, Son Serra and La Vileta to face economic, educational and labour difficulties, which have now worsened. The destruction of the occupation has left men and women at risk of social exclusion without any economic income and the children suffer the most serious consequences, as they are confined to poorly equipped housing and without their basic needs covered.
For this reason, since March 14, when the state decreed a state of alarm over the advance of the coronavirus, the entity launched the initiative #naumstaysathome, to increase its welfare work during the period of social distancing. In addition to expand the technical work team (social workers, educators and psychologists), the budget for food aid has been increased and the educational process of the children has been monitored telematically with telephone calls, e-mails or video conferences via Skype or Zoom. Naüm also gave laptops, tablets or mobile phones to the families without electronic devices and sent homework and handicrafts in order to continue the educational process of their children.
“The economic and social impact of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 is being and will be very serious in the Balearic Islands, especially for the most disadvantaged people who see how their difficult situation has worsened – says Margalida Jordà, the project’s director – for this reason, now more than ever we want to thank the support received from entities such as the Barceló Foundation, which has allowed us to transform our on-site interventions into digital ones”.
This is one of the 36 social projects in Majorca that the Barceló Foundation has decided to support in 2020, granting it a subsidy of 10.500 euros for the fourth consecutive year.
We want to show our support for the work carried out by this and the other 35 organisations that have benefited from our aid, by continuing to work alongside the most vulnerable, who are undoubtedly those who suffer most from the consequences of this pandemic.