Joining Forces

Proyectos de salud United Way España

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ISOC Foundation

COLLABORATORS

Fundación Domusvi, Cruz Roja, Asociación Karibu y Fundación José María de Llanos

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Elderly people who teach, migrants who provide company

The main objective of this project is to reduce the loneliness and isolation of elderly people and to promote the social integration of refugees and migrants through intercultural, intergenerational and technological experience.

To do this, we provide tablets to the elderly people and put them in contact with a refugee or migrant volunteer with whom they maintain a weekly video call, in order to share life experiences, strengthen social ties and promote digital skills. Many of these volunteers come from cultures with high standards of admiration and respect for the veteran generations, which are becoming less common in Spain.

In this way, we achieve a double benefit: on one hand, aged people combat loneliness, acquire technological capabilities and break stereotypes around immigration by knowing other cultures; on the other hand, refugees and migrants have the opportunity to practice the local language, get to know Spanish culture better from experienced veterans, and ultimately improve their chances of social integration in the host country.