GRUPO MEDRANO IRAZU

Medrano Irazu Group
Social project, Medrano Irazu Group

SOCIAL PROJECT

Medrano Irazu Winery wishes to develop a community and cultural project within the EDF club of Logroño. This project aims to promote equal labour opportunities, sport, cultural and leisure activities, support the struggle against social exclusion and develop both sporting values and human values.

While the activities and programmes take place in La Rioja, it is thanks to the collaboration of diverse entities and institutions from all over Spain.

Bit by bit this interest in social projects has become a priority. We are therefore motivated to ensure that all these activities, either directly or indirectly, are aimed at the numerous social layers of our population, especially those whose needs are not totally met by public institutions.

SOCIAL ACTION

These plans are specifically aimed at encouraging social integration and, consequently, equal labour opportunities with the goal of creating a fairer and more balanced society. These projects are related to health and sanitation, education, job creation, disabilities, encouraging volunteer work, information access, etc.

Grants: for those families that do not have the economic means to cover expenses like extracurricular activities, allowing them to carry out the sporting activity that most interests them.

Culture: a programme of activities related to a variety of sectors: winery visits, travel, excursions, expositions, music, theatre, dance and cinema using a series of didactic programmes that are aimed fulfilling the wishes and interests a large amount of citizens.

Education: helping through the development of a programme of our own activities and collaborating with other social agents in a variety of conferences, talks and seminars.

Sports: work aimed at supporting grassroots sports and promoting the practice of sports in general.

Youth Club: cultural activities, sports and formation specifically aimed at children and adolescence. .

We pride ourselves on being a large social entity attentive to the sensibilities and needs of its community, favouring the integral development of the people who live within it. Important social and cultural work is done, characterized by its innovation, accessibility and coherence.

For that reason our social project has been recognized by our community, thanks to our commitment to addressing the needs of society, especially those in most need of a voice. We are proud to be the receivers of awards recognising our hard work and commitment.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIAL PROJECT

· Grants: for those families that do not have the economic means to cover expenses like extracurricular activities, allowing them to carry out the sporting activity that most interests them.

· Culture: a programme of activities related to a variety of sectors: winery visits, travel, excursions, expositions, music, theatre, dance and cinema using a series of didactic programmes that are aimed fulfilling the wishes and interests a large amount of citizens.

· Education: helping through the development of a programme of our own activities and collaborating with other social agents in a variety of conferences, talks and seminars.

· Collaborating with NGOs: our club collaborates with different associations to develop activities with the sole purpose of helping that organization help our society.
Collections: food, toys, sports clothes.
Sport events: organize tournaments, activities, solidarity games, and others in association with these organizations.

COLABORATIONS

One of the most important events we have collaborated in throughout this year has been working closely with the Riojan NGO “El Charquito”. The school donated a large amount of sportswear and sports material to help out in Torobou, a town in the Republic of Benin (Africa). The volunteers from this NGO travelled to the town to personally give them the equipment.

We also collaborate with entities/organizations such as:

  • FEAPS LA RIOJA: Riojan organization that works to helps those with mental disabilities.
  • CERMI LA RIOJA: Riojan representatives for the rights of the disabled.
  • O.N.C.E. National Organization of the Blind.
  • ASPACE-RIOJA: Riojan organization working to help those with cerebral palsy.
  • A.M.I.N.: Association for immigrants.
  • RESIDENCIA IREGUA: Centre for the protection of minors.

The project opens its doors to any association that it can help through the organization or collaboration in any social or sport event.
Every year we create a programme of acts with these associations, such as the upcoming development of a sports school for everyone and anyone, within the municipal area, and in collaboration with different associations and/or groups with disabilities.

It is important to point out our implication in working towards gender equality and for this reason we actively support our Community’s female soccer team. Not only do we offer economic support, but our manager is personally implicated in the team’s activities, dedicating his time, effort and affection to this team. It is also worth mentioning the success our Riojan team is having in the second division national league.