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!

On April 25, the poet from Vilafranca del Penedès Santi Borrell presented his new book, a study on the vineyard and wine of the Penedès of the last 170 years.

With this work, Santi gives us an historical account of almost 170 years, detailed and careful, which helps us to remember where we come from and to value our history and our legacy.

The presentation was held at the Consell Comarcal de l’Alt Penedès, whose table was chaired by the representatives of the institutions that have collaborated with the book such as the DO Penedès, Enoturisme Penedès, Ajuntament de Vilafranca and the Familia Torres Foundation.

Mireia Torres, as president of Familia Torres Foundation, made participants participate in the priorities of the Foundation: helping children, contributing to improving the health of vulnerable groups, promoting the empowerment of women, supporting culture and helping to areas affected by natural disasters.

The Familia Torres Foundation has collaborated with the publication of Santi Borrell’s work on our beloved Penedès.

Cancer is the leading cause of death among men and the second among women and its incidence is still very high: it is estimated that during their lives, 1 out of every 2 men and 1 out of every 3 women becomes ill with cancer.

Our fundraising day to support La Marató de TV3 will be held on Saturday, December 1st, in the Alfonso Thirteenth room in Vilafranca del Penedès.

For this edition we will consolidate the coordinated activities during the morning and conclude the day with a popular lunch, various performances, raffles and other surprises.

We have the cause, the date, the place, the material, the activities, but we need the most important thing: the collaborators who want to participate as volunteers on the day of the event.

Implica’t amb La Marató.