Spain - "Share the Light" project of Salesians of Sarriá are finalists in Fundación Telefónica al Voluntariado award ceremony

11 December 2018

(ANS - Barcelona) - The Fundación Telefónica has rewarded the best voluntary initiatives as recognition and appreciation of the value that volunteers bring to society. The "Share the Light" project was among the five selected as finalists from a set of 339 projects presented. The award ceremony took place on December 4th in Madrid and the school received recognition as a finalist project in the field of education, thanks to the involvement of students in awareness raising and volunteer activities.

Since 2015, "Share the Light" has been designed to help girls and young people at risk of social exclusion, gradually enabling them to emerge from and escape their poverty. The group, made up of older students and volunteer teachers, goes to Zambia every year, towards the end of June. The volunteers of the Salesians of Sarrià are technicians in the field of graphic arts, mechanics, electricity and telecommunications, and perform maintenance and collaboration tasks at the reception facilities of the "City of Joy", run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.

The "Share the Light" project was also awarded in the first edition of the Premios Blanquerna Impulsa, as the first finalist in the field of health. These prizes are born with the desire to raise awareness on the objectives of sustainable development, to motivate their knowledge and to encourage the involvement of members of the educational community.

Throughout the course, the educational community of the Salesians of Sarrià collects economic funds through the sale of solidarity products. Thanks to the contributions received, this year they were able to complete the construction of a new structure to raise chickens in a technically more efficient and sustainable way. This step forward will bring about a qualitative improvement in the nutrition of girls and young people of the "City of Joy", guaranteeing the availability of meat and eggs at least once a week.

You can see the photos of the trip in INSTAGRAM SHARE THE LIGHT BCN and the "travel diary" in the BLOG.


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