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- Willingness to participate: Down Lleida youth express their interest in the volunteering activity.
The innovative character of the projects allows people with Down syndrome or intellectual disability to be involved in volunteering activities in order to seek social inclusion.
In 2007, Down Lleida implemented a broader project, in which the direct beneficiaries were not only young people from the association, but boys and girls with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, who performed voluntary actions and activities in other entities, associations, etc. in the city. This initiative began to move forward reinforced by the good results obtained in the socio-employment project in which part of the members of this group participated.
Beneficiaries of the project:
Young people with Down syndrome or intellectual disabilities who want to be volunteers.
Down Lleida Association
What people say
“The first day I felt something I had never felt before and decided I wanted to repeat. For me, volunteering is enjoying and sharing moments with them and see that, together, we are like any other gang of friends”.
Iris Limones, volunteer
“Equality, as if stereotypes are melted to enjoy every second. This is a small fragment of one of many feelings, sensations and things you learn, it is not easy to express in simple words, what makes volunteering so distinctive and meaningful. I have a physical disability and have been educated in a "normality" and now, for the first time doing volunteering, I have seen that this is really true”.
Eric Solanes, volunteer