The Bicis para la Vida by ŠKODA project of the Fundación Contador travelled to Catalonia this Saturday to deliver thirty bicycles to the Servicio de Protección a la Emergencia at one of its locations in the province of Barcelona.
This institution works with girls, minors, who have been at social risk due to trafficking in women in any of its different circumstances, from prostitution to the organ trade and forced marriages.
“Our work is dedicated to the physical and psychological recovery of the girls. The youngest is 12 years old and the oldest is 18. For our team of technicians, from psychologists to therapists, sport, movement, is a fundamental axis of action”, explains David Rodríguez, head of the centre and one of the members of his team.
“When we found out about this project of the Contador Foundation, we thought it was a fantastic opportunity to be able to continue developing this work with the girls. The bicycles are a fantastic tool and will allow us to make great strides in this work”, he continues.
Alongside Ángel López, the project’s logistics manager, Joan Massallé, ŠKODA’s Sponsoring & Events Manager in Spain, was also present at the event.
The support of the Czech automobile company and the SEUR Foundation are fundamental for the existence and development of this project of the Contador Foundation, whose objective is to give a second life to bicycles that are no longer in use and that this second life takes place among disadvantaged groups or those at risk of social exclusion.