Incredible international volunteer experience for Opportunity to Talent participants

The participants of Oportunidad al Talento have carried out an experience of international volunteering and cultural exchange in a community in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

A great opportunity in their formation as future leaders and agents of change. In this experience they have collaborated in 4 projects within the community:

  • In the summer school, boys and girls from 7 to 14 years old have been offered school support and leisure and free time activities.
  • In the community garden, they have been doing agricultural work together with local farmers.
  • They have assisted local masons in the construction of a retaining wall for the Ahansal River.
  • At the Museum of Berber Culture of the Atlas, they have participated in the writing of explanatory texts of the pieces and in the organization of the exhibitions.

They have also had the opportunity to visit the Atlas Mountains and the city of Marrakech.

This experience is part of a whole formative journey in global citizenship in its passage through Oportunidad al Talento, enhancing their development as young agents of change.

Oportunidad al Talento is a three-year program (from 4th ESO to 2nd Bachillerato) of educational excellence and leadership for social change with a global vision of Fundación Tomillo and AIPC PANDORA that unites excellence and equality, promoting the talent of young people with fewer opportunities due to their socio-economic situation.

In addition, during the month of July 14 young people had the opportunity to participate in a new edition of the Camp LAMARR Vocations, in honor of Hedy Lamarr, a scholarship recipient of the Complutense University of Madrid. A 15-day immersion experience in university life, which aims to allow participants to explore various scientific vocations through different activities and active and participatory experiences carried out at the Moncloa University Campus.

Currently, Oportunidad al Talento has financial support from Fundación La Caixa, financial support and volunteer participation from Fundación Pelayo and the collaboration of the U.S. Embassy.