The Ramon Noguera Foundation and the GEIEG (Girona Hiking and Sports Group) have signed a collaboration agreement to improve the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through sports activities.
In a meeting that took place yesterday, February 1, at the GEIEG headquarters, the president of this entity, Francesc Cayuela, and the director of the Ramon Noguera Foundation, Pepita Perich, signed an agreement that promotes the collaboration of the two entities in actions of corporate social responsibility, and that materialize in ways that allow to improve the inclusion of vulnerable groups with special difficulties, as it is the case of the one of people with intellectual disability.
Through this agreement, which is a renewal and a strengthening of the link that already existed between the two entities, they undertook to collaborate to promote sport as a tool for social inclusion, giving visibility to the actions that are developing and promoting close coordination and cooperation of the different actions of both institutions from the fields of leisure and inclusive sport.
One of these actions will promote a group of "mixed ability" from the adapted sports and rugby sections, a project that has its origins in northern Europe and aims to promote the inclusion of people across different sports, regardless of abilities. At the GEiEG, after a first experience in October, the activity of "mixed ability rugby" will be extended with two new meetings scheduled for the months of March and April.
Both entities emphasize the value of forging alliances and strengthening the links between entities in the territory in order to continue working for the inclusion and improvement of the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities. Francesc Cayuela stated that "these collaborations respond to our characteristics and identity as a club, educating in values and promoting a more inclusive sports practice". For her part, Pepita Perich emphasized that "this agreement will open the door to new opportunities" and emphasized that "a Girona sports organization such as this one will make its facilities available to people with intellectual disabilities. normalcy and inclusion ".