We promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities through actions that encourage inclusive education, bringing down the physical or psychological barriers that continue to exist.
The "Tu proyecto cuenta" (Your project counts) competition offers aid of up to €100.000 to award one or more innovative projects that encourage the comprehensive development of people with disabilities through personal and professional training. Major institutions in the field of disabilities collaborate in this initiative of Fundación Repsol's like FIAPAS, AEDIS, CNSE, COCEMFE, and Feafes Empleo. They help spread the word and choose the finalist projects.
Project submissions for the 2017 edition are now closed. The selected projects will be announced in June following the evaluation of proposals.
Access to training
Another key action is the Intermediate Level Vocational Training for Youth affected by Cerebral Palsy and/or Brain Damage programme, which is carried out together with the Bobath Foundation. This initiative provides fully adapted vocational training aimed at obtaining the Official Intermediate Level Vocational Training Programme Degree (CFGS) in Administration Management to improve the employability of young people affected by paralysis and/or brain damage. The programme is divided into theoretical modules that have been adapted so that the contents are given cyclically, respecting the time that each student needs to complete them. To obtain the diploma, students complete a period of work experience in companies where they can apply the knowledge they have gained.
Fundación also collaborates in Chair in Family and Disability, with the Down Madrid, the Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), and Telefónica to promote the Chair in Family and Disability. This project offers three training programmes at the university: educational assistant, administrative management assistant, and IT assistant. These programmes aim to truly include people with intellectual disabilities in the classroom. We also carry out numerous informational and awareness-raising actions to promote research and improve quality of life and well-being for people with cognitive disabilities and their families from a multi-professional, innovative, and critical perspective that's focused on the community.
Training opportunities for everyone, for a future without limits#withoutlimits
In addition to people with disabilities, Fundación Repsol has training programmes for other vulnerable groups as well. In collaboration with Fundación Íntegra we have carried out Women moving towards employment, a project to help women who have been victims of gender-based violence recover their self-esteem, value their abilities, and recognize their competences, accompanying them throughout the process. The project consists of a six-month comprehensive training programme with empowerment workshops. Different paths to professional life, both employed and self-employed, are also explored. This initiative also involves Repsol volunteers.
Another project, which is carried out in collaboration with Fundación Iter, is called Young People with a Future and is aimed at young adults 18 to 23 years old who are in vulnerable situations and face difficulties entering the job market. With the aim of improving their employability opportunities, these young adults are offered a comprehensive educational programme where they learn to perform the duties of salespeople/clerks at service stations, with the participation of the Repsol Corporate Learning Centre and Campsared. After completing the theoretical course, these young people have the opportunity to complete a period of work experience at Repsol service stations. They tell us their experience in this video.