Beach Volleyball is a cultural and solidarity tool for us. It is a formative element to unite cultures, inside and outside of our borders
Since 2009, the Barcelona Beach Club is committed to give part of their revenue and personal efforts to help different NGOs with their educational projects.
With a little grain of sand we want to contribute in an active way to make this world better, using our sport's image as a tool.
Every two years, we select a different educational project that we give support to through a Spanish NGO, who executes and guarantees the arrival of resources to the destination. We try to understand and place ourselves with leaders in Barcelona of these NGOs and ask them if they can be present at our solidarity tournaments with an awareness tent set up on the beach.
Over the years we have been able to consistently collect from each project amounts ranging from1,200€ and 1,600€. In addition, some of our club members travel and volunteer directly in these affected areas and collobarote on educational programs there. This was the case when some members went to India and Cambodia with the club.
Beach Volleybal is a cultural and solidarity tool for us. It is a formative element to unite cultures, inside and outside of our borders.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011 we collaborated with the program "From woman to woman" and with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Anantapur, India.
Susana Vega, president of the Barcelona Beach Club with Anna Ferrer, the general manager of the Foundation whose organization bears the name of her deceased husband, Vicente Ferrer. Anantapur, India, 2009
In 2013 and 2014 we joined forces with the NGO PSE (Pour un Sourire d’Enfant) helping their youth educational programs in Cambodia.
Mireya Martínez, a member of the board of directors and leader of the solidarity projects for the club, assists in Cambodia. Summer 2013.
2017 - 2018
Last 25 of November 2017 we celebrated and participated in a solidarity tournament that is annually organized by the Barcelona Beach Club. This time the fundraising efforts totaled some 500 euros and went to assist the NGO Proactiva Open Arms.
Proactiva Open Arms is an NGO, with headquarters in Badalona, that emerged as a lifeguard and lifeboat company. Its mission is to rescue refugees at sea who arrive to Europe fleeing war, presecution or poverty. They are dedicated to, on one hand, the surveillance and rescue of boats of people who need help in the Aegean sea and in the central Mediterranean and, on the other hand, having talks in schools and communities to raise awareness.
According to statistics from the IOM, the UN Agency for Migration Organization, in 2017 a total of 171,635 refugees and migrants entered Europe from the sea and 3,116 people died or disappeared. In 2016 5,143 people died.
Barcelona Beach Club's idea is to continue collaborating with this project for the rest of 2018 because unfortunately each day thousands of people, women and children climb onto a boat with the hope of reaching a land of opportunity. These people risk their own lives, flee war, escape hunger and hardship just to arrive to a better land.
For more general information and donation information, put yourself in contact with us and we will happily discuss the collaboration possibilities.