Fundación MAPFRE showcases the website www.formandocomunidad.fundacionmapfre.org, with the main goal of making society aware of one of its most ambitious international projects, “Formando Comunidad”, which over the past few years has promoted 107 cooperation programs in 23 countries in order to improve education, nutrition, health and access to the employment market of 105,000 children and young people experiencing poverty and social exclusion.
This new space is also designed to promote closeness between entities, volunteers and beneficiaries of the programs, as well as providing updated information regarding each one of these projects, a photo gallery of the most relevant activities and direct access to the social profiles of each one of the programs.
These include the “Comunidad MAPFRE-Universidad Panamericana”, a social center that was recently opened by Fundación MAPFRE in Mexico, which over the course of this year will help 5,000 individuals with low income from Santa Fe, an area with a high rate of social exclusion, where it will provide food, education, healthcare, legal support and psychological counseling.
The new website will focus particularly on childhood and education, two of Fundación MAPFRE’s core concerns. In this regard, it will provide educational content with the main purpose of contributing to the prevention of school failure and dropouts.
The material, which can be downloaded quickly and free of charge, is mainly aimed at teachers, students and families, and is prepared by FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE and the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI).
The new site will also act as a platform for broadcasting teaching activities, such as the 3rd edition of the International Short Story Contest “El Futuro en Nuestras Manos”, which promotes reading and creativity among the youth of Latin America; and others such as the First Call for Projects “Formando Comunidad” to encourage the social organizations of Latin America, United States, Philippines, Turkey, Malta and Portugal (countries where Fundación MAPFRE performs its activity) to submit charity projects.The rules will be published in September.
The three initiatives that receive the most votes from the general public will go on to a semi-final, in which a panel of experts will choose the winning project, which will then be carried out with the financial support of Fundación MAPFRE (up to 30,000 euros).