At The Yago Foundation all our events have the same goal: to promote solidarity and community spirit. It is this spirit we intend to inculcate especially in our pupils, the importance of being supportive, of thinking about others and of stopping from time to time to look around and observe the needs of those around us.
With this in mind, we promote involvement in the volunteership programme among our Secondary pupils. Participating in this type of activity not only helps other people, but also gives the volunteers a sense of their worth for society, whilst also gaining new knowledge, ways of seeing the world and even work experience.
On this occasion, we want to heighten the children’s awareness of the elderly and the reality of their lives, as well as giving them first-hand knowledge of the operation of an Home for the Elderly and its professionals.
The pupils of Secondary 2 participateD in the program “When I am older“, from Asisttel, a pioneering company in the provision of care services, carrying out the following activities: Our students received the visit of Maria Requena, Director of the Department of Elders at Asisttel, who offered a talk about the “elderly” and their problems, entitled “Dismantling myths about the elderly”. In it, she showed them how residences for older people run, and the work done by the different professionals who make up the staff of their centres, thus collaborating in the vocational guidance of the students; On Wednesday, May 12th, we took the pupils to the Asisttel Senior Centre in Tomares so that they could share a morning with the residents and got to know how a centre runs and the work its professionals do.
With tthe volunteership programme we aim to promote intergenerational solidarity between young and old, thus fostering the transmission of mutual values and learning. A smile, a gesture, a hug, company or words of comfort can make someone happy.