For the sixth consecutive year, between 7-10 July 2016, OHL Group Volunteers, together with the Adecco Foundation, had the pleasure of joining the members of the Down’s Syndrome Foundation (Madrid) during the last two stages of El Camino de Santiago: Padrón-A Grela and Milladoiro-Santiago de Compostela, including entry into the Santiago Cathedral to receive their well-deserved compostelanas.
Nearly twenty young members of the Foundation participated in this activity, walking from Tui to Santiagode Compostela, in order to receive their certification of completion after covering a total of 122 kilometers. The Pilgrimage lasted for 10 days, until the Way ended on 10 July in Santiago. OHL Group Volunteers accompanied the walkers until the end of their route, as back-up and support at a key stage in the Way due to their accumulated tiredness. Furthermore, they achieved essential targets of the Way, encouraging the kids’ independence and developing their understanding and capacity for expression during the various stages.
Furthermore, over the last few days, leisure activities took place in hotel, where volunteers were able to relax with the young members of the Foundation. In this way, the sports activity involved in the stages was combined with rest and recreation, encouraging the social integration of these young people.
On 10 July, the walkers once again reached the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral with plenty of excitement following their pilgrimage, and met up with their families, who were waiting for them in Plaza del Obradoiro.
From here, we would like to thank OHL Volunteers for their participation and encourage all our employees to participate in future edition