Tecnun celebrates Solidariun, the open day for NGOs in Gipuzkoa
15 social entities publicize their work at the School of Engineers
Tecnun has hosted the first edition of Solidariun, an open day at the Gipuzkoa NGOs. "The objective is that students and employees know first hand the social needs of the territory," said the director of Tecnun, Raúl Antón. "As university students, we have a responsibility to be the speaker of organizations that work every day to improve the quality of life of many people."
Throughout the day students and professionals from Tecnun and Ceit-Ik4 have known the work of social organizations such as Cáritas Gipuzkoa, Aspace, Gautena, Palliative without Borders, Red Cross Gipuzkoa, Matia Fundazioa or Afagi, among others.
The day has been organized by Tantaka, the Solidarity Time Bank of Tecnun-University of Navarra, currently composed of more than 200 volunteers on the Donostia-San Sebastián campus.
Tantaka emerged at the University of Navarra in 2008 in order to make the time of the university community available to NGOs. The essence of Tantaka is to facilitate the social project that best suits your preferences or hobbies to the future volunteer. "We have volunteers who like literature and offer to read stories in residences, or football fans who play with people in situations of social exclusion," said the director.
For its part, the deputy of Social Policies, Maite Peña, has closed the act stating that Gipuzkoa is a “solidarity territory”, and in that sense, has ensured that the Diputación “will continue to accompany and support” these associations, both in the "Economic field as in the one of the information and formation".
Finally, Maite Peña wanted to highlight the involvement of many and many young people from Gipuzkoa in solidarity activities through NGOs and other Third Sector associations.