Since 2007 we have been closely working with the organization acidH (Associació Catalana d’Integració i Desenvolupament Humà) dedicated to the social integration and human development of people with borderline intellectual functioning. (These are persons with an IQ between 70 and 85, i.e. a value considered by the WHO to be just below “normal“, but above that which is formally qualified as a “mental disability”).
At present, we are cooperating with acidH in several projects:
Project LLAR AMB SUPORT ("home support“) CAN GELABERT
The project Llar amb Suport Can Gelabert was developed in 2010 jointly with the Fundació Tutelar acidH to meet the requirements of persons who are under the care of acidH. Although people in residential communities are able to live almost independently, the support of a person trained in social pedagogy is very helpful in accompanying them with different social and cultural weekend activities. Together, leisure and social activities are planned and implemented.
Since 2015, they have also supported several people who live in residential communities located in the surroundings of Barcelona. The aim of the project is to improve the satisfaction of their individual needs and other wishes, and to create a relaxed atmosphere in which the supervised can expand their social skills, motivation, autonomy and self-confidence and organize their leisure time in a healthy way.
Project REPARTINT AMB GRÀCIA
This is a new project of networking and community participation between the Fundació Can Gelabert, the acidH association and the L’Independent de Gràcia newspaper
The aim is to obtain contract work delivering copies of the L’Independent de Gràcia newspaper for three people from the LI collective, participants of the work integration service of acidH.
We believe that this activity will help them to improve their future employability thanks to the acquisition or improvement of basic and transversal technical skills. The idea is that participation in the project should facilitate their incorporation into the ordinary job market making it, therefore, a platform for the learning and training of personal, social and labour skills.
We also cooperate with Pa Pé, the Ocupational Insertion Service of the organization acidH, through buying the handmade paper that we use to create the labels for our products and information of the wool workshop. In this way, we promote the visibility of both projects. Furthermore, we use Shuup, the catering service of acidH, whenever there is an occasion.
Further projects carried out with acidH
Project TUTELA’M (2008-2012)
Its goal is to cover the basic needs of people with borderline intellectual functioning, who live in supported housing communities, and to further promote their personal autonomy.
CHARITY CONCERT ESCOLANÍA DE MONTSERRAT (28 May 2010)
Charity concert by the Escolania of Montserrat in the Church of the Corpus of Barcelona, devoting the profits obtained to finance the projects and services of acidH.
Project LAUNDRY: BUGADERIA CET acidH CAN GELABERT (2011)
This project aimed to improve the working conditions by moving the company to a more suitable place in Mongat (Barcelona) and by promoting the technical and social skills of the laundry workers.
CHARITY CONCERT WITH THE DEUTSCHEN WELLE CHOIR (5 October 2012)
The international solidarity concert with the choir of Deutsche Welle took place in the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. The total revenues of the concert went to the organization acidH for the financial support of their projects and activities.