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“#UP2U” Project came to light to encourage the full treatment of new generations. In an increasingly globalized society by new technologies, but paradoxically more sedentary and different, social exclusion risks of our young people are increasing. A type of exclusion which do not pay attention to social or economic basis, but it is guided by the fine line between the success and fail of our society.
Initially, it was borned with the only aim of forming a Meeting Forum between professionals by Reyes del Carmen Martel Rodríguez (Magistrate of Juvenile Court number 1 of Las Palmas), in collaboration with Mauricio Roque González (General Director of the Infancy Protection and Family of the Canary Government) but it ended taking a larger dimension. It grew and turned into a solid, autonomous and independent project. One of our main axioms has been moving forward in coordination of actions, that from the third-social sector and from different administrative areas could affect the life of children and young people.
In this way, and beyond public institutions, we get through #UP2U Project, the organized and coordinated participation of the spirits, that society, companies, foundations and associations have been carrying out in the same direction. What it was initially borned with the only aim of creating a Meeting Forum between professionals by Reyes del Carmen Martel Rodríguez (Magistrate of Juvenile Court number 1 of Las Palmas), in collaboration with Mauricio Roque González (General Director of the Infancy Protection and Family of the Canary Government), ended up taking a larger dimension and turning it into a solid, autonomous and independent project.
WHO WE ARE
#UP2U Project brings together a multidisciplinary team, that include jurists, experts in communication, employment and education, and it is looking for generate necessary synergies to make possible the integration of young people at risk of social exclusion. Juan Portela Picallo with “SOSLIFE7” contribute his knowledge about market and reaching out to companies from his experience in creation and organization of events for making one of the project’s action happen: The First International Forum for Social Inclusion of Young People. A meeting point for all, who are working and interested in the world of young people, that will carry out on November, 20th, 21th and 22th of 2016, in Alfredo Kraus Auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Noelia García, Jose María García and “iTalent” team contribute to this project through the inventory of communication, making possible that #UP2U gets to the very last place. Alicia Gómez, Manager of Training in R&D (Research and Development) in “Hecansa”, will take charge of this project through the improvement of job opportunities by means of training. Fernando Navarro Cardoso, Professor of Criminal Law, collaborates with the proximity to future professionals and mentors of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Thanks to them, the project will count with a lot of well-trained and committed people to social inclusion of each area of actuation. Néstor Hernández López, Commissioner for Social Inclusion and the Eradication of Poverty, stamps his diplomacy to this project providing cohesion to different institutional areas and eliminating bureaucratic obstacles. The Foundation of the University of Las Palmas incorporates to contribute visibility and transparency to this proposal for society. This is how #UP2U was borned, as living project, and that is how we continue growing up…
This project created with the purpose of cooperate and contribute to a sustainable development, more human, more socially and economically fair to achieve the eradication of social exclusion of young people in Spain and in the whole world.
Who is it aimed at?
WHO IS IT AIMED AT
Our action is focused on young people in general, but mainly to the most disadvantaged ones, who have less opportunities to develop their abilities. It is for young people declared abandoned and fulfilling judicial actions, giving priority to education as the most effective tool for a full training, and the sport as a healthy hobby.
WHAT WE GUARANTEE
We guarantee the efficiency of the projects through new and innovative ideas, based on the evaluation and measurement of results. Our activity will focus on sensitize and humanize population with a special attention on the youngest, promoting values of justice, peace, equity, democracy, participation, work effort, improvement, healthy life, solidarity and respect for the people and the environment. We try to move forward in coordination of actions that, from the third-social sector and from different administrative areas could affect the life of children and young people. Furthermore, we promote local, national and international voluntary work and we will direct the efforts to the corporate responsibility area of companies, as one of the most direct channels to practice solidarity.