FUNDACIÓN IBEROSTAR develops social and educational projects with institutions of recognized international prestige:
WEAVING TOMORROW (TECENDO O AMANHÂ): construction of the educational centre Mata de São João (Brazil) in collaboration with Unicef for child development and assistance for low-income families.
XICS TÁNGER: construction, together with the F.C. Barcelona Foundation, of a secondary school offering education and sports in a poor district of Beni Makada.
COMMITTED TO ANANTAPUR: creation of a residence for the students of an inclusive secondary school in Anantapur (India) by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: Rehabilitation of 5 nursery schools in Santiago de Cuba (Cuba) in collaboration with Unicef.
FUNDACIÓN IBEROSTAR promotes numerous social projects and initiatives.
Highlights include the Plácido Domingo Solidarity Concert, the entire proceeds of which were donated to ten non-profit organisations in the Balearic Islands, the Solidarity Concert by the Choir Boys for the benefit of Cáritas Mallorca, the Benefit Recital by Josep Carreras, in support of the battle against leukaemia, and the Chayanne Solidarity Festival to raise funds for vulnerable children.
In 2013, in collaboration with the Institut Malloquí d'Afers Socials (IMAS), as part of the Consell de Mallorca, the FUNDACIÓN IBEROSTAR began refurbishing the Ca L'Ardiaca Centre for the homeless. The reform will improve the centre's facilities and will provide it with 70 additional spaces.
This is our effort to raise social awareness about important issues by inviting well-known people including the former German Chancellor and Prince of Asturias Award winner for International Cooperation, Dr Helmut Kohl; the Prince of Asturias Award winner for Concord, Mr Vicente Ferrer, and two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Dr Rigoberta Menchú and Dr Muhammad Yunus. Three scholarships were awarded this year to students at the Escola d’Hoteleria de les Illes Balears (Balearic Islands’ Hotel School), thereby furthering the commitment to talent, training and youth as present and future values.
All these actions complement the enormous efforts made by FUNDACIÓN IBEROSTAR which won it the well-deserved UNICEF-Spain Social Responsibility Award in 2008.