The Board of Trustees Atlantic Copper Foundation has received the management report of the Foundation for the last semester based on in the different actions carried out between November 2021 and May 2022 in its five areas of action: Education, Social, Sports, Culture, Environment and Biodiversity.
During the meeting, the president of the Atlantic Copper Foundation, Heliodoro Mariscal, highlighted that the entity “continues adding milestones and achievements, thus fulfilling its purpose, which is to serve Huelva and its citizens, giving support and collaborating in actions of a social, educational and training nature, as well as researching, valuing and conserving the natural, cultural, artistic and historical heritage of our province”.
At the meeting, in addition to approving the annual accounts and the report for the 2021 financial year, it was revealed that the Action Plan of the Atlantic Copper Foundation for 2022 has a budget of 570,850 euros to support related activities, mainly, with regulated education and environmental education, culture, sports and local entities.
Great lines of action
In the presentation of the report, and in the Education chapter, Antonio de la Vega, General Director of the Foundation, highlighted the high degree of consolidation and acceptance of the Educational Sponsorship Programwhich includes the different scholarship programs aimed at students of the University of Huelva (UHU).
“In this sense, we have surpassed ourselves this year as we have awarded 166 canteen scholarships and 109 scholarships for university studies, figures that are an absolute record in the 13 years of the Foundation’s life. With regard to international scholarships, this next May 31 the call ends, so we also hope to obtain good participation records”, stressed De la Vega, who also referred to the Foundation’s participation in the MotoETSI Project and in the First Lego Leaguein collaboration with the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the UHU.
The International University of Andalusia (UNIA) has also strengthened its ties with the Atlantic Copper Foundation in the educational area during this semester. In fact, according to the management report, between November 2021 and May 2022 a total of six activities have been carried out: the Course ‘Digital productivity. effective leadership; the meeting of CSR Chairs; the presentation of the winning book VII Huelva Studies Award; the Mathematical Olympiad; the course on managerial skillsor participation in the Huelva Book Fair with the presentation of the winning work of the VIII Huelva Studies Award.
Regarding the activities related to the Promotion of knowledge of the industrial reality and its natural environmentthe celebration of the World Wetlands Day at the Osprey Observatory -infrastructure financed by the Atlantic Copper Foundation and which was visited by the territorial delegate for Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía, José Enrique Borrallo-, or the activities carried out within the framework of the project ‘My Marsh, my school’.
On the other hand, in the actions of Social ambitthe document presented at the Board of Trustees highlights the collaboration of the Foundation in the TAU Foundation Disability Week; the presentation of the toy campaign Give, play, smile Huelva City Council; the symbolic act of handing over donations from the 2021 Christmas Campaign of the company’s employees; the presentation of cycle Music for our elders at the Mora Claros Day Center in Huelva, or the signing of the agreement with the Huelva City Council on the installation of the magnetic loop in the Grand Theaterin collaboration with Asprodesordos.
Likewise, De la Vega highlighted in this section the implementation of the Huelva Digital Hub Projectin collaboration with the Integralia-DKV Foundation, the digital literacy project in collaboration with Interfresa and, in terms of training, the Foundation’s adherence to the Alliance for Dual VET.
While, through Sports sponsorship programthe Foundation has backed initiatives that promote sports, social and solidarity values among the youngest people from Huelva, such as, for example, the sports schools of Recreativo de Huelvathe Solidarity Badminton Tournament either the Huelva 10K Race.
Finally, in the field of cultural sponsorshipsthe Foundation’s participation in the Ibero-American Film Festival; the Festival of Photography organized by the Latitudes Association; the Huelva International Comic Fairwith the presentation of Copper Girl; the International Book Daywith the making available to the public of more than 20 works edited by Atlantic Copper and its Foundation, or the award ceremony of the photographic contest ‘enCuadre’.
About the Atlantic Copper Foundation
The Atlantic Copper Foundation is a non-profit entity, established in 2009, to continue, develop and manage the social action of the founding company. The Foundation has allocated more than 5.3 million euros until the 2021 financial year, developing strategic agreements with more than 45 entities and directly or indirectly benefiting more than 50,000 people.