The Equal Partners Foundation, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, is working on the “Empowering Children and Young People with Disabilities” project in Floriana. This initiative seeks to enable disabled children and young people and their families so that they can make their own decisions and control their own lives. The beneficiaries of the project take an active role in the design of the foundation’s personalized support program.
The foundation works to provide assessments of each disability case. These evaluations are conducted by psychologists, together with the parents and other educators, and help determine the strengths, difficulties and challenges that each child or young person faces. The resulting assessment provides the necessary background to create the optimal framework for each one, according to their needs and the level of support required.
The NGO is committed to training its professionals to create awareness in society of the world of disability. Its fundamental principles are social inclusion, self-determination, quality of life and autonomy.
The Equal Partners Foundation has been giving support to the disabled since 1998. It has grown from its original 12 founding members, all from families with a disabled child, to more than 300 partners.