The cooperation dinner has given the start of the cooperation project of the 2019-2020 city and has served as a closing for the initiative selected last year.
On May 14, 35 volunteers from the Dutch Branch of Salesforce.com came together for a day of service at the OCC Barcelona. The multicultural team of professionals undertook workshops for our team and beneficiaries, and executed IT, electrical and construction work in our center.
Open Cultural Center is looking for volunteers to teach Spanish to unaccompanied minors in Barcelona (Ciutat Vella). This is the opportunity to learn about the functioning of a non-profit organization that works for the social and labour inclusion of the refugee community and migrants
Just like last year we will be participating at Sant Jordi, the famous holiday that combines World Book Day and Valentine’s Day! On this day, it is custom for couples to exchange gifts: the men receive a book and the women receive a rose. However, this has developed over time, so both men and women can receive books and roses.
“I am a greek volunteer in Barcelona. I have studied applied informatics and Dairy science, both in Greece. I love to listen and play music, to hike and to explore new cultures and languages. I love nature, especially mountains and I would like living my life in a mountain running a farm but for sure having time for travels.”
“I have to return and finish my last year of schooling at the University of South Florida. I will use the internships experience to hopefully find me a job closely related to non profit organizations as well.”
We are looking for volunteers to teach Spanish to refugees in Barcelona, starting as soon as possible. Who are we looking for?
El llibre Amic Meu! explica el viatge dels refugiats il·lustrat i narrat per infants. Es tracta d’un projecte d’Open Cultural Center l’objectiu del qual és augmentar la conscienciació sobre la realitat de milers de persones desplaçades per culpa de la guerra, les quals estan en procés d’empobriment i es troben en una situació d’estancament sense sortida.
Last Saturday, 17 November 2018, Open Cultural Center had a collaboration with Trenca Escenaris and Centre Sant Pere de Apostol to hold a theatre performance called El Mur. Since this was a charity event, the entrance was free but the audience could donate. “El Mur” means “The Wall” in Catalan, and it refers to the wall that prevents the displaced people entering the European countries.
The main focus was specifically conducted on the shift of being provided with money and free accomodation to being self sufficient and properly integrated within Greek life. It also focused on all type and groups of people from the elderly to the LGBTI community to orphaned children to ensure all considerations were analyzed. The amount of people surveyed were 1436.