OHL Volunteers completes the Way of St. James with young members of Down Madrid

July 14, 2016

For the sixth consecutive year, OHL Volunteers has participated in the initiative launched by Down Madrid, along with the Adecco Foundation, aimed at helping young Down’s syndrome people, and other intellectual disabled persons, to complete the Way of St. James.

A group of 17 young members of Down Madrid, along with their supervisors, began their journey at Tui (located in Pontevedra) in order to cover the 122 kilometers left until Santiago de Compostela. At the last two stages of the Way of St. James (Padrón-A Grela and Milladoiro-Santiago de Compostela), 21 OHL Group volunteers accompanied this young intellectually disabled group until they arrived at the Cathedral, last 9 July, and participated in various activities along with them and their families, held over the weekend.

The main objective of this initiative is to offer integrated entertaining and sports alternatives for disabled persons and their families, encouraging their abilities and skills in favor of inter-relationship and comprehension, expression and greater independence.

Furthermore, this event has helped increase awareness amongst OHL employees with a view to encouraging the social and employment integration of the handicapped, removing stereotypes and social barriers, stimulating dialog and opinion-making together with transmitting social values to volunteers.

Click here to see photographs on the OHL Volunteers Facebook profile.

16.07.14 Voluntarios OHL En El Camino De Santiago (1)

OHL Volunteers along with young Down Madrid members in Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña).