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Socio-professional integration for people with mental disabilities in Spain

Training in new information and communication technology

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting the Gil Gayarre Foundation in its efforts to promote the rights of people with cognitive impairments by encouraging their inclusion in society. The Air Liquide Foundation is helping the cause by giving them training in new technology.

A marginalized population

More than 500 people of all ages with cognitive impairment are receiving assistance from the Gil Gayarre Foundation at a specialized learning center, two vocational training centers (carpentry, painting, book binding) and two employment centers (laundry, gardening, industrial cleaning).

People with mental disabilities are often excluded from the development of information and communication technology (ICT). The difficulties they experience using ICT are obstacles to their social integration and their inclusion in the job market.

Achieve self-sufficiency through training

The workshops offered by the Gil Gayarre Foundation seek to correct this situation. Stimulating learning through the use of fun applications enables beneficiaries to gain concrete skills that help them find their footing in modern society. In addition to improving their professional prospects, this training improves their self-esteem.

The majority of the 500 beneficiaries of the Gil Gayarre Foundation, from the youngest to the oldest, will participate in the ICT training workshops.

How the Air Liquide Foundation is participating

The Air Liquide Foundation is funding the purchase of suitable computer learning equipment so that these ICT workshops can be held under the best conditions.


  • Project implementer: Fondation Gil Gayarre
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Year of support: 2018
  • Sponsor: Jorge Benitez, Air Liquide Iberica de Gases, Production Manager