The Endesa Foundation collaborates with the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation to improve job prospects for vulnerable people

Gypsy students
  • A donation of 57,000 euros will pay for 600 hours of online training in twelve technical training courses, eight on specific COVID-19 risk prevention, 48 on skills and 48 on digital knowledge.
  • Around 540 people will benefit from this training programme, and the target is for least 100 participants to find employment immediately.
  • This aid is part of the second phase of the Urgent Action Plan launched by the Endesa Foundation to cover health and social needs arising from the Covid-19 crisis.

The Endesa Foundation is collaborating with Gypsy Secretariat Foundation (Fundación Secretariado Gitano) by donating 57,000 euros to improve the job prospects of vulnerable Roma people in Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Extremadura, Aragon and Galicia, as well as other Spanish cities. The funds will be used to finance training programmes adapted to the COVID-19 crisis situation.

The sectors identified that offer most vacancies at present are cleaning, retail and logistics. In total, 600 hours of online training will be provided through e-learning platforms, webinars and distance tutoring. The training will consist of twelve online technical training courses, eight on specific COVID-19 risk prevention, 48 courses on skills and 48 on digital knowledge.

Likewise, work will be carried out before and after job intermediation with companies to help students find employment. Around 540 people will benefit from this training programme, and at least 100 are expected to find a job.

This financial aid supplements the sum of 40,000 euros already donated to Gypsy Secretariat Foundation to cover health needs, medicine, hygiene products and food vouchers for 200 families (about 1,000 people) in 60 Spanish cities affected by the pandemic. The new aid package part of the urgent action plan launched by the Endesa Foundation, in coordination with the Endesa Public Responsibility Plan against COVID to deal with the second phase of social and economic revival.

The Gypsy Secretariat Foundation is part of the YBS network, an Endesa Foundation collaborating partner. It is a non-profit social entity that carries out actions that contribute to the development of the gypsy community in Spain and Europe, in search of improving their living conditions, promoting equal treatment and avoiding all forms of discrimination, so as to promote the recognition of their cultural identity.


About the Endesa Foundation

The main goal of  The Endesa Foundation, chaired by Juan Sánchez-Calero, is to contribute to social development through educational projects, training for employment, and through environmental and cultural training.

The Foundation's educational projects are mainly aimed at encouraging innovation in education at all levels and promoting academic excellence at university level through grants, scholarships and chairs.

Employment training projects focus on promoting the talent of people at risk of social exclusion, young entrepreneurs with limited resources and professionals over 50 years of age.

Its environmental projects are primarily focused on promoting ecological education and energy efficiency.

As for its cultural projects, we can highlight those dedicated to lighting artistic monuments, conserving and promoting the historical industrial heritage of the Spanish electricity sector, and collaborating with top-level Spanish cultural entities.

The Endesa Foundation runs and funds programmes and activities to provide humanitarian, health, social, economic or material aid in extraordinary situations such as health crises, natural catastrophes and similar.

More information on the Endesa Foundation website.


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