We help improve people's quality of life through projects to encourage social, educational, and cultural development in Spain and countries in Latin America and Africa
Two projects have been carried out with the United Nations World Food Programme. The project in Peru, Promotion of Food Security and Nutrition to Reduce Anaemia in Angamos, Ventanilla, aims to reduce the high incidence of anaemia among infants, children, and women. To do so, training workshops on healthy food are given and awareness-raising campaigns are carried out to promote safe water consumption and correct waste management. The project benefits more than 1700 children and their mothers.
In Bolivia, we work on the People learn more when they're not hungry: food for children at schools in Entre Ríos initiative in Bolivia to benefit 5000 children at 85 rural schools in the Entre Ríos area. It promotes children's school attendance and collaborates to serve nutritious and balanced meals at schools to help eradicate hunger. It works with small local farmers and the government to make them the suppliers.
The Ojos de Bolivia (Eyes of Bolivia) project is also carried out in Bolivia in cooperation with the Eyes of the World Foundation. The project trains staff at primary care clinics to make quick eye health diagnoses. With several experts, it also works with second and third level ophthalmological services in specialised care and eye surgery to improve professionals’ training. Several units go to rural areas to attend to the community in addition to the training actions. More than 60.000 people benefit from this initiative in total.
In eye health, Fundación Repsol also collaborates in other campaigns at the international level with the Fundación CIONE Ruta de la Luz. This initiative has visited several countries in Latin America and Africa. Several optometrists go to each of the locations to give eye exams and detect possible eye disorders. Once these have been detected, the optometrists send the prescriptions to Madrid, and the glasses are made in charity workshops and sent to the beneficiaries.
Another of the key actions in health is the donation and transplant programme for Trinidad and Tobago, carried out with DTI (Donation & Transplant Institute) and the Caribbean country's government. This project works with professionals from Trinidad and Tobago, training administrative and healthcare personnel to improve the possible donor detection process and make the transplant procedure more efficient, encouraging equal access to the transplant system.
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Support to childhood
Fundación Repsol is also present in Colombia with its support for the Comprehensive Child Development Centre (CIDI) in Cartagena de Indias in collaboration with the Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation. This centre sees more than 200 children under 24 months old and their teenage mothers a year. The children receive care and attention focused on health, nutrition, physical, and psychomotor development, vaccinations, and early childhood intervention, while their mothers can go to talks on maternity or training workshops, improving their education and employability.
The Foundation also maintains its presence in Africa, a continent with serious structural deficiencies. Fundación Repsol collaborates with the Fundación Por Una Sonrisa in Africa (For a Smile in Africa Foundation) to build and equip a secondary school in Louly Benteigné, a Senegalese town in the poorest area of the African savannah, near the city of Mbour. This school allows more than 1000 children from the rural community of Sandiara to keep studying. Since 2009, the necessary infrastructure has been provided to schools and clinics in Mbour, Mbackombel, and Louly Benteigné.