These last two months have seen some interesting developments and adjustments in our projects, all very positive.
Although our ‘Mindfulness Course for Teachers’ did not take off, we decided to make the 8 week workshop available to ALL the people of Pollença. We now have about 20 participants coming to Club Pollença every week to listen to the teachings of Pep Luis Reig, a renowned psychologist and the initiator of the “Pollença Mindful” project.
The “Garage Emocional” half-day workshops for children aged 9 to 15 (by Fabrica de Valientes) had to be postponed at the last moment due to Covid restrictions. They are now planned to be held on the 3rd of September in both Pollensa and the Port.
We are sponsoring Espai Saba in doing a summer workshop for adolescents from economically challenged families in Puerto Pollensa. Apart from emotional and social skills development, the young people will be introduced to professionals from their “dream jobs”, thus helping and guiding them in their career choices and ideas.
This week we will be ordering 60 laptops for donation to the schools of Puerto Pollensa to make sure that every child has access to this invaluable learning tool. This project is being financed through specific donations.
Our Bellaverde Sunday soup kitchen has been paused after over two months of weekly cooking, as the tourist season in Mallorca is tentatively beginning and Bellaverde has opened its doors to customers again.
And our longest running project, supporting the food banks of ‘the nuns’ and HOPE on a bi-monthly / weekly basis, respectively, has continued throughout.
There is no knowing how well the season is going to progress or whether there will be enough business to really make a difference in the lives of all those affected by the Covid crisis.
We intend to carry on helping for as long as we are needed.
It has been quite a while since we last shared some of our news, and now we have BIG news:
We are launching the first in a series of workshops aimed at supporting people’s emotional and mental wellbeing in Pollença.
‘Mindfulness Training for Teachers’ is a tribute to the incredible work teachers have been doing throughout this pandemic in caring for the young, and to how, through their committed work, they have kept up as much ‘normality’ as possible for our children.
We are now a month into doing our charity work, and the most important thing to say right now is a gigantic THANK YOU to all our donors. You are making it possible for us to do our part in helping, and together we are making many people’s lives in Pollensa a little bit easier.
We are committed to supplementing the food bank of the Fundaciò Cors Oberts, through the The Nuns, with fresh produce until early summer, which means that over 40 families will benefit on a regular basis.
A new food bank run by the charity HOPE Mallorca has opened up in Pollensa. They operate on a weekly basis, last week handing out groceries to 110 people / families. We started supporting them 2 weeks ago and are, again, committed to a long term collaboration.
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