For the sixth consecutive year, Ferrovial launches its Social Infrastructure Programme, which will run from 3rd to 31st May. Spanish not-for-profit private companies and social organisations can submit projects via the company website.
The Social Infrastructure Programme aims to improve and extend access to drinking water and basic sanitation for socially vulnerable groups in Africa and Latin America (Colombia, Peru, Chile and Mexico).
Through the programme, the company becomes an actor in international development projects rather than being just a donor. It additionally provides funds, technical support, technology and specialised staff for project implementation, with Ferrovial staff being involved in international development projects where they can provide added value.
The programme is open to all not-for-profit private companies and social organisations (foundations, NGOs, etc.) legally incorporated and registered in Spain, and delivering international development projects with the declared mission of providing support to socially marginalised groups.
Over the years, the programme has implemented, or is currently implementing, 14 projects which have provided drinking water and/or sanitation to more than 125,000 people. Moreover, the Social Infrastructure Programme provides an opportunity for Ferrovial staff to work as volunteers. To date, 69 Ferrovial employees have supported project implementation over two-week periods in countries such as Colombia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda.