Fundameco: 10 years working for inclusion, equality and the rights of people with a disabilities
Embracing differences and building new strengths. This is how Fundameco reaches its tenth anniversary after a long course of teachings that began in 2011 with the aim of promoting the social and educational inclusion of children and young people with disabilities.
Today, on its anniversary, they celebrate with a wide portfolio of workshops and both recreational and innovative projects for everyone.
“For Fundameco it is important to make visible the social exclusion experienced by the population with disabilities in their day-to-day when developing tasks in their studies and work. So, in each workshop we try to involve many sectors of society to provide them with tools that allow us to reduce that gap ”, said Johana Cerdas, President of Fundameco.
As part of its services, the organization offers several options, within its Co Learning program, such as: The Traveling Suitcase, Leaders in Inclusion and Education for Life. These initiatives seek to involve teachers, families, children, and adolescents, through the promotion of rights from an inclusive vision where everyone is welcome.
In addition, the organization offers recreational spaces such as Inclusive Surf, Yoga for All, the Gastronomic Festival and Inclusive Education and Innovation Days. These different methodologies are built from a universal design that allow people with disabilities to demonstrate their capacity for coexistence and adaptation.
“Last 2020, we closed with more than 300 co-learning and recreational activities, which indicates that our society is increasingly sensitive to the needs and possibilities of people with disabilities. More and more people are approaching Fundameco interested to learn about our work and how we can help them improve their inclusion strategies on a day-to-day basis,” said María Fournier, director of Fundameco.
Fundameco closed the year 2020 with more than 160 people registered in its database as volunteers to participate in the different recreational and sports activities of the organization and a total of 108 activities carried out during the last year.
Despite the COVID19 pandemic, Fundameco once again tested its resilience capacity, and was able to adapt many of its talks and group activities to virtual environments through which it transformed its tools into webinars that allowed to reach many corners of the country .