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Commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

We celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in very good company.

The event began on Friday 2 December with the announcement of the winner of the 7th Graphic Artwork Competition. In this edition of the contest, which was open to all Andorran citizens, the winner was Sara Moyano, one of the people of the FPNSM, after being the participant who received the most votes from the jury, made up of people served by the Foundation. Likewise, as usual, the chosen work was represented on a selection of mugs that can be purchased for 8€ at the points of sale of the Museu Carmen Thyssen and the socio-labour company I&I Serveis.

The annual competition aims, through art, to contribute to the promotion of the rights and well-being of people with ID in all areas of society and to raise awareness among citizens in order to build a more inclusive society.

The day also featured a mask workshop devised by young people with intellectual disabilities from Fent Camí. The workshop had the symbolic intention of representing how people are able to hide their fears and insecurities to better adapt to their environment, despite the fact that behind each “mask” they are all equal and with the same rights.

It should be remembered that the Fent Camí programme is a project initiated in 2016, for young people between 16 and 21 years of age, to receive pre-employment guidance in different training centres in Andorra, so that the people attended obtain tools that allow them to integrate into society in a natural way.

The event was attended by the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, Youth and Equality, Teresa Milà; Guillermo Cervera, General Curator of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection; Celine Mandicó, Director General of the Foundation; Teresa Areny, Head of Projects at the Museu Carmen Thyssen; and Imma Tomàs as representative of AUFARE (association of users, relatives and legal representatives of the Foundation).

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