SPAIN: 600 Salesian projects support more than 56,000 people
The work has been carried out by more than 3,700 coordinators and more than 1,500 volunteers
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Social Networks Platforms has released a 2021 report that highlights the work done by member entities to help children and families living in poverty. The report noted that Salesian programs in Spain have impacted more than 56,000 people through participation in at least one of its 600 projects. The work has been carried out by more than 3,700 coordinators and more than 1,500 volunteers.
Paco Estellés, president of the state coordination of Salesian Social Networks Platforms, said, “The year 2021 was also a year in which newer opportunities presented themselves, which, thanks to the initiatives of the coordinating technical team, then converted into new projects and campaigns launched already in January 2022. Very significant of these campaigns is the Innovation Program for the Prevention of Childhood Institutionalization, which will run until 2024, and brings a value of innovation, networking and prevention that makes us particularly proud.”
Salesian Social Networks Platforms is facilitating several projects including the “Take the reins” online publication, the continuation of the assistance provided to youth seeking international protection and legal orientation, the renewal of the Protection Program for Children, Young People and Vulnerable Persons, and the publication of qualitative research on migrant women known as “Many lives in one life.” Salesian Social Network Platforms continues its work to remain a significant point of reference for social and educational initiatives and policies in Spain.
Salesian missionaries have been working for many years to provide educational and workforce development opportunities for poor youth and women in Spain through residential, technical, and vocational training programs.
Close to 32 percent of young Spanish workers under the age of 25 are unemployed and a growing number of them can’t afford to buy enough food to live. Poor youth with few employable skills struggle the most to find and retain stable employment. Women in Spain face inequality in the workforce. They earn up to 14 percent less than men and represent only 34.5 percent of those listed as the highest earners in Spain.
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