This December, the social entity BarcelonActua celebrates 10 years since its creation.
BarcelonActua is a project that was born with a clear vision: to create a socially cohesive Barcelona, sensitive, supportive and involved in the social reality that surrounds it. A united Barcelona that, in the short and medium term, contributes to avoiding social exclusion and that, in the long term, allows us to enjoy the privilege of living in a city that is internationally benchmark in terms of citizen social responsibility.
In the act of celebration, a tour of the history of the foundation was made through its main milestones, told by the beneficiaries themselves and representatives of the collaborating entities.
This is how the work of the Torres Family Foundation, an entity that has supported BarcelonActua for five years, became evident. Mireia Torres, president of the foundation, had the opportunity to share our experience with those present.
Although our beginnings were specific, focused on young people and women in vulnerable situations who did not have the resources to access university or training courses, our relationship has intensified over the last few years until we became part of the BAC family.
In recent years we have prioritized the Women of the World program, with the aim of generating opportunities for women in vulnerable situations, most of them single mothers, empowering them through the creation of an intimate and comfortable space where they can share experiences and help each other. In this space, they also share tools and resources to access training courses, job offers and language improvement.
This 2021 our contribution has allowed us to grow and offer the Families of the World program, supporting more than 70 families. Through volunteers, 18 children have been offered school support online and 16 face-to-face, food aid to all families and coaching to 50 women: 28 of them have attended language classes and 25 have started professional training with excellent results. 7 of them already have a stable job! Among them, Yolanda (appears in the photo), beneficiary in 2019 and 2020 of a scholarship to improve employability financed by the Torres family Foundation, who has created her own business!