For the seventh consecutive year OHL Volunteers have participated in the initiative promoted by Down Madrid, in collaboration with the Adecco Foundation, focused on accompanying young people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
A group of 16 young people from Down Madrid together with their monitors departed from Sarria, walking 113 kilometers until reaching Santiago de Compostela. In the last two stages of the Camino de Santiago, 21 volunteers from the OHL Group accompanied this group of young people with intellectual disabilities up to their arrival at the Cathedral on July 15th, and participated with them and their families along the way in different activities over the weekend.
The initiative aims to offer alternative leisure and sports activities adapted for people with disabilities and their families and attempts to boost their interpersonal skills in order to develop their ability to understand and express themselves improving their autonomy.
The initiative has also served to raise OHL employees' awareness of the social and labor integration of people with disabilities, thereby eliminating stereotypes, social barriers, generating dialog, creating opinions and transfering social values to volunteers.
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