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The President of Barajas and Sports Delegate of the Madrid City Council visits the Envera Building

Madrid | June 4, 2021

The president of the Board of Barajas and delegate of the Sports Area of the Madrid City Council, Sofia Miranda, visited this Tuesday the headquarters of Envera in Madrid to see first hand the social projects carried out by this non-profit organization both in the district and in the capital of Madrid, aimed at the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in society as a whole.

In addition, the visit was especially linked to the inclusive sport that athletes with intellectual disabilities from the Ícaro-Envera Club have been championing for 30 years to break down prejudices through sports.

The general director of Envera, Enrique Grande, presented to the councilor the welfare and employment services with which Envera serves each year to 2,500 people with intellectual disabilities and provides stable employment to more than 650, highlighting the activities carried out in the Envera Building (Barajas district) and in which is the Early Care and Neurodevelopmental Service for Children and Adolescents, a reference center in the Community of Madrid; Training and Job Placement; Occupational Center and Residence where 48 people with intellectual disabilities live.

cbarajasenvera_10On the other hand, Envera has a collaboration agreement with the Madrid City Council so that its students in secondary education, competitive examinations and professional programs can carry out training internships in the public administration.

Precisely in this area to facilitate the labor market insertion of people with disabilities, Envera has been developing since the year 2000 the Emplea ProjectProject, subsidized by the Madrid City Council's Department of Equity, Social Rights and Employment, through which more than one hundred women with disabilities have obtained jobs in recent years.

Miranda reaffirmed Madrid's commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities, with special emphasis on the area she directs such as sports, and was "excited" during the visit: "Envera does fantastic work to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, guaranteeing equality and social justice."

For his part, Grande said that "public entities should be an example of inclusion and social commitment, because you can not ask companies what the administration is not willing to do", and wanted to "heartily thank the support that the City of Madrid has always given to the families that form Envera, especially in recent months of pandemic in which people with intellectual disabilities have shown impeccable civic behavior".