We promote comprehensive education for people, especially children and young people who belong to disadvantaged communities with the objective of achieving a better society. To achieve this, we work in collaboration with local organizations on projects that support nutrition, health, education and access to the labor market. Over this time, we have completed more than 830 cooperation programs in a total of 23 countries. We have secured food for over 550,000 children and access to a basic education for 5 million young people.
Although we have been working for the wellbeing of people since 1975, we at Fundación MAPFRE want to take stock of everything we've achieved over the last ten years. All of the programs and activities we have run have been focused on making the world a better place.
With over 40 years of experience, we are recognized for our commitment to improving people's quality of life and the progress of society. This is our mission and we make it a reality in 30 different countries. Discover in more detail some of these activities over the last 10 years.
Here's to another 100 years with you
This is our educational project based on teaching values for teachers, students and families. Through this program, we respond to the needs presented by a new educational scenario in which values, innovation and new technologies are the at the core of the teaching-learning process. Fundación MAPFRE offers a wide portfolio of resources, activities and workshops that are divided by educational stages. We use education as the driving force for positive change and for people's individual and collective development. Naturally, there is open access to all of our content free of charge.
Around 2,800,000 children have enjoyed and learned from our workshops, roadshows and accident prevention and road safety parks. Avoiding as many accidents as possible, especially traffic accidents, is one of our most yearned for objectives. To achieve it, we work throughout more than twenty countries in Europe, America and Asia making it easier for teachers to instill an understanding of road safety and accident prevention in the youngest of children. Over the last five years alone, over a thousand education professionals have been trained in children's accident prevention. ‘Goal Zero’ keeps getting ever closer
Since 2006, with the goal of teaching society to protect itself, Fundación MAPFRE has been organizing Fire Prevention Weeks in collaboration with the Professional Firefighters' Association (APTB) and the Firefighting and Fire Prevention Services of the different Spanish public authorities. This initiative has also been rolled out in Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Through this program we also teach young children how to avoid fires, which objects are most dangerous and what to do in the event of a fire. We have already reached over 1,500,000 people.
Over 12 million people have visited the 300 exhibitions that we have put on over these last 10 years. During that time, one of the landmarks was the inauguration, in 2008, of our headquarters in the centrally located building in Paseo de Recoletos, with a total surface area of 1,000 m2 given over to exhibition halls, special areas for children's workshops and our auditorium with a capacity for 100 people.
We would especially like to highlight our exhibition “Impressionism. A New Renaissance”, that ran between 15 January and 22 April 2010 breaking all visitor records. The Exhibition Hall located at Paseo de Recoletos 23 in Madrid is completed by the Espacio Miró, opened in December 2016, which contains over 60 of the artist's works in a permanent exhibition, the Bárbara de Braganza Photographic Exhibition Hall (inaugurated in 2014) and the opening in Barcelona of the Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall in 2015.
We have carried out 600 research projects over the last 10 years. One of the many that stand out is that undertaken by the team of neurosurgeon Dr Jesús Vaquero at the University Hospital of Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Spain). After 20 years of research, the first clinical trial was carried out using personalized cell therapy for patients with complete and chronic spinal cord injuries. The technique is customized to each patient and involves implanting mesenchymal stem cells (which can create different types of tissue) taken from the patients themselves in the exact location of the spinal cord injury. The results obtained are very encouraging and it is thanks to the support given to the project for over twenty years by Fundación MAPFRE that this has been made possible.
Thanks to our ‘Mujeres por el Corazón’ program, we have helped over 500,000 women to know how to detect the first signs of cardiovascular disease, the main cause of death among women in Spain. This is an initiative of the Spanish Heart Foundation, the Pro-CNIC Foundation and Fundación MAPFRE the objective of which is for women to learn how to detect the first symptoms of a heart attack so that they can receive prompt attention and care. The program is rolled out in Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Fundación MAPFRE has been working since the very beginning to promote and encourage access to the labor market, a task we are committed to on a daily basis through our ‘Social Employment Program’. With ‘Juntos Somos Capaces’ we support the labor integration of people with intellectual disabilities, putting them in contact with firms that support the program. Since 2010, we have succeeded in getting over 2,807 people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness into a job.
Our Documentation Center, specializing in insurance and social protection, maintains a web catalog with more than 143,000 bibliographical references and a reading room in which to consult all the resources. In this way we seek to distribute and manage information by offering a great deal of our resources in a freely accessible digital format online at no cost. Over the last 10 years we have received more than 3 million visits.
We want citizens to understand and be aware of the full range of insurance products and financial terms. That is why we are committed to information, teaching, spreading the word and organizing activities aimed at the general public. Over two million people have benefited from this program over these last 10 years.
Through our website we provide information on insurance, pensions, basic courses for understanding general aspects of insurance and how they work, and teaching tools to learn the basic concepts of insurance in an accessible way. Our project has been recognized with the Award for implementing the Financial Education Plan and the Finance for All Award, which is an honor presented by the Bank of Spain and the CNMV (National Securities Market Commission) as part of Financial Education Day 2017.