Current News: 4th World Programs in Mallorca, Spain

July 26, 2010 No Comments

November 2009 to July 2010 Current News for Mediterranea’s 4th World Programs in Mallorca, Spain

During this period, a group of approximately 30 enthusiastic and energetic Mediterranea volunteers have worked hard to constantly provide food, clothing, medicines, toys and supplies for personal hygiene to unemployed North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, South Americans, Spaniards, and East Europeans among others. During nearly all of the winter months, food was handed out at over 1,500 meals a day. Given the well known generosity of the Sub-Saharan people with their fellow countrymen, the food was probably going to a bigger population than we estimated.

Mediterranea Helps 4th World Mallorca
We maintained our collaboration with Zaqueo and Can Gaza. We have been working with them for many years and we plan to continue doing so. Our volunteers carried out a remarkable effort not just helping the Can Gaza Shelter in becoming self sufficient but in improving the shelter so as to better the quality of life of the residents.

In reference to the food handed out, over 26,379 kg were distributed. Of these 6.5 tons was rice and over 6,180 liters of milk.  975 kg was delivered to Zaqueo, 7,000 kg were distributed in Palma Nova, 18,000 kg in Palma and approximately 400 kg were delivered to Can Gaza.
The foods handed out included: oil, rice, garlic, broad beans, meat cubes, chocolate powder, onions, pasta, tinned fruit, flower, milk, salt, pepper, canned tomatoes and bread. At the same time, soaps, detergent, bleach and paper products were distributed.

We also started two schools where unemployed people were taught to read and write, Spanish, English and introduction to computers. This was very important as this is giving them the skills to better their job opportunities and also will enable them to act as interpreters and guides when they return to their home land. Those of you who know the third world will know how good it is to find a guide or interpreter who speaks your language.

The crisis, unfortunately has not disappeared, and this winter we will find ourselves once again with people homeless, eating out of the garbage bins, and struggling not to slip in to the world of crime or prostitution. These people, that because of many reasons, cannot access the Island’s help channels, will continue to need assistance and guidance for which we hope to continue our direct humanitarian help with your help!

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