The five winners of Your Project Counts 201920.06.2019
This week we'll learn the names of the winning projects in Your Project Counts, a Fundación Repsol initiative focused on integration that awards up to €100 000 to projects presented by organisations involved with people with disabilities.
This integration initiative is designed to encourage innovative projects aimed at helping people with disabilities by promoting their personal autonomy, improving their skills, and developing their abilities through personal and professional training.
The panel of judges, made up of a team of expert consultants and members of leading disability organisations, has selected four projects who will split the €100 000 award intended to fund training projects.
The winning projects are:
- Digitalisation and optimisation of management and production processes by the Aspace Rioja Federation, a digital literacy programme for 75 employees with disabilities at the Special Employment Centre of Logroño.
- Plas Plas, cocina by the Federation of Associations of the Deaf of Castilla y León (FAPSCL), a course for 15 people in Valladolid for becoming kitchen assistants with professional certification.
- OLA by the organisation A toda vela (Full Sails Ahead), a project for 700 residents of Almería with intellectual disabilities who will benefit through the first office in Andalusia established with the goal of transforming their community with the support of retired professionals.
- Creation, design, and 3D printing of support products by the Confederation of People with Disabilities of Galicia (COGAMI), a training programme in Santiago de Compostela for 20 professionals. The programme's goal is to develop low-cost support products through 3D printing, which will make it possible to design and print ad-hoc support products for people with disabilities participating in their services, thus having a direct impact on their level of self-reliance.
Fundación Repsol has been working with six benchmark institutions in the field of comprehensive development of people with disabilities to make this contest a success: the Business Association for Disability (AEDIS), COCEMFE, FEAFES EMPLEO, the ASPACE Confederation, the State Confederation for the Deaf (CNSE), and the Spanish Confederation of Families of the Deaf (FIAPAS).