The director of the CajaCanarias Foundation, Natalia Aznárez, and the director territorial of CaixaBank in the Canary Islands, Juan Ramón Fuertes, presented today in the province of Las Palmas the resolution of the Canary Islands Call 2019.
In total, 49 social entities of the Islands will receive 997,420 euros directed to the development of the selected projects, through which, 13,500 people in situations of social vulnerability and people with disabilities or with some type of disease will have opportunities for personal and social improvement .
In the province of Las Palmas, 20 entities have been selected that will receive a total of 411,570 euros, and will direct their projects to 3,871 citizens of the province of Las Palmas who are in various difficult situations.
The Canarias 2019 Call has the objective of collaborating with non-profit social entities that dedicate their efforts to carrying out projects in the Canary Islands that respond to the social challenges with greater incidence today. In addition, it has been promoted that entities partner in partnership to develop projects with better results and with more budget.
The 49 projects selected in this call have responded to the corresponding objective according to the scope of action in which they have registered. As a priority, projects that respond to one of the priority lines specified in each area have been assessed. Specifically, there have been five priority lines of action. In this sense, within the area of promoting autonomy, aging, disability and dependence, 19 projects have been selected for the elderly and people with disabilities or diseases and their families, through activities with support at home, training for caregivers, cognitive rehabilitation and self-help groups for affected family members.
The fight against poverty and social exclusion has been other relevant matters. This line of action is followed by 15 projects aimed at social development and psychosocial support for people in poverty, highlighting psychoeducational intervention and work with families.
Likewise, a set of seven projects framed in the line of temporary residential resources will focus on offering comprehensive interventions in temporary housing to people in the process of inclusion, especially people with addiction problems
In the field of socio-labor insertion, there are five selected projects that contemplate personalized itineraries of insertion, of increased employment, orientation and training for a later insertion.
Finally, based on social action and interculturality, three projects will focus on preventing violence, based on awareness work in the classroom. Special focus will be placed on the eradication of macho violence, in the prevention of addictions and the promotion of healthy habits, with sensitization and training workshops.