Andorra Telecom grants Unicef and Càritas the funds raised through the solidary numbers 120 and 121
The calls received to these numbers yielded €2,805, which these two organisations will spend on social programmes
This Monday Andorra Telecom handed over the profits earned via the phone number 120 to Unicef, and those gained by the number 121 to Càritas Andorra. These two solidary phone lines have allowed a total of €2,805 to be raised for these organisation , which will go towards social programmes in Bhutan and Andorra.
The Christmas campaign, whose beneficiary was Càritas Andorra, gave children the opportunity to speak with Santa Claus, the Three Kings and the Tió by calling the phone number 121. The €1,957 raised will be allocated to the Primary Healthcare project that the organisation is carrying out. Càritas Andorra's Primary Healthcare programme provides care, listening, guidance and personal support services.
It encompasses all kinds of services aimed at providing care to people who turn to Càritas seeking help. The purpose of the programme is to assist with needs such as food, housing, healthcare, clothes, loneliness or alienation, while fostering care-seekers' autonomy and promoting their abilities. The phone number 120 was assigned to Unicef, in accordance with the agreement signed with Andorra Telecom.
Thanks to solidary calls, a total of €848 were raised throughout 2017. These funds will be devoted to the programme being developed in Bhutan to improve access for children with disabilities to inclusive education. This contribution will allow the organisation to provide the schools participating in the programme with services such as ramps and restrooms designed for children with disabilities. It will also enable the training of 100 teachers so that children with disabilities can receive quality education and resources can be devoted to changing negative social norms, alongside the stigma associated with disabilities—which is a first step in the fight against the discrimination they are subjected to.
Inés Martí, Andorra Telecom's head of Press, Events and CSR, handed over the checks to the Director of Unicef Andorra, Marta Alberch, and the Vice-President of Càritas Andorra, Canòlich Baró.