The shopping centre acquires information technology (I.T.) equipment worth around € 9,000 through the Castellana Properties social fund to enable students from vulnerable families to continue their education on an equal footing
The Habaneras shopping centre, in collaboration with the Castellana Properties solidarity fund, will donate tablets to children and young people from vulnerable families in the province to enable them to continue their studies. The shopping centre will devote around € 9,000 to acquiring this I.T. equipment, for which Vodafone also deserves a vote of thanks for providing free Internet connection for the new owners.
To enable Torrevieja’s young people from the most economically disadvantaged backgrounds to continue their educational development, Habaneras has joined the Spanish Red Cross initiative ‘Promoción del éxito escolar’ (‘Driving Success at School’), which will provide each child in the programme with the I.T. material they need to continue their studies. The symbolic handing-over ceremony took place in Habaneras this morning led by Jorge Revuelto, Manager of the Shopping Centre, and the President of the local Red Cros, Bibiano Vera Ruiz.
Readers will remember that towards the end of April, the Habaneras shopping centre donated a large quantity of food and basic necessities worth € 7,800 through the same fund to the Asociación de Alimentos Solidarios (“Solidarity Food Association”), an organisation that supports more of 350 underprivileged families in Torrevieja. And added to that, now we have a new on-line initiative that consists of asking citizens to cooperate symbolically by sending virtual hugs that Habaneras will convert into litres of milk that will once again be donated to the aforesaid Association.
The aim of the contributions made by the owner of Habaneras, Castellana Properties, is “to help organisations like the Red Cross to deal with the exponential increase in aid requests caused by the State of Alarm and to cushion the economic consequences it is having on many citizens” has said SOCIMI (Investment Company).
As Castellana Properties points out, “one of the most discernible deficiencies that the crisis caused by the Covid-19 is highlighting is the lack of I.T. equipment that could help children and young people to continue their education by remote means”. Therefore, “we are using this second donation to obtain these materials in collaboration with the Red Cross and Vodafone because we are convinced that we must do our part in these uncertain times to help to reach a new normal as soon as possible.”
So far, the investment company – engaged in the acquisition, management and refurbishment of real estate assets in the retail sector – has channelled a total of € 110,000 through the social fund. Of this, € 50,000 was spent on basic necessities and now the organisation has donated another € 58,000 to buy the I.T. equipment. Castellana Properties started this social fund to support families that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis in locations where it has shopping centres and retail parks.
The Habaneras shopping centre, fully owned by Castellana Properties and managed by the real estate services company MVGM, currently hosts 61 commercial premises on its 24,000 square metres of floor area. Its strategic plan is based on consolidating sustainable growth in harmony with the environment and supporting large-scale projects in the city that drive the creation of wealth within its zone of influence.
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