To promote inclusion and equal opportunities, we are also working on awareness-raising initiatives, fostering the active role of people with disabilities in a diverse society.
much to say
Using this framework, it organises the I count too project with Plena Inclusión Madrid to raise awareness of the needs and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities in the general public and in public and private institutions and increase their exposure. A group of people with intellectual disabilities act as representatives and convey their needs and demands to society as a whole. Through this project they are prepared so that they themselves are in charge of transmitting the needs and demands of the collective to the whole of society. Repsol volunteers also participate in this initiative.
Knowing and sharing
Another of the highlighted actions is the Inclusive Campus programme, developed with Fundación ONCE and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport. This initiative aims to raise awareness in students with disabilities about the importance of continuing their education at university to improve their employability in the future. It also raises awareness in universities about the needs of those students. In this programme, students with disabilities visit a Spanish university campuses for a several days so they can learn about university life firsthand in a truly inclusive way. Universities can also identify improvement opportunities to be able to offer education with equal opportunities. Over the six-year history of the programme, more than 600 students both with and without disabilities have benefited from this experience by participating in the programmes organised by 22 universities.
Learn how the experience of some of the participants in this video.
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In someone else's shoes
Fundación Repsol carries out other awareness-raising activities that give society, and especially young people, the chance to put themselves in the shoes of a person with disabilities. These activities aim to give them an idea of the difficulties these people face on a daily basis.
In 2017, the Overcoming Barriers project was launched in Peru to raise the population's awareness of the problems faced by people with disabilities through art and games.
Another initiative lead by Fundación Repsol to promote inclusion are the Games for Integration, or the inclusive cycling events that have visited several Spanish cities and reached over 65,000 people.