In the framework of Europe Day 2021 celebrations, and for the second time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU Delegation to Uruguay decided to invest funds normally spent hosting contacts at its premises on solidarity, to deliver food baskets to needy families.
Considering the circumstances generated by the health emergency, the EU Delegation decided to make a donation of solidarity food baskets to families suffering as a result of the pandemic. This year it was decided to select as beneficiaries the women supported by the Center for the Promotion of Human Dignity (CEPRODIH) and the families of the students of the European Union School, located in the critical-context neighborhood of La Boyada.
The first delivery was held on May 25 at CEPRODIH, and was attended by EU Ambassador Karl-Otto König, and First Lady Lorena Ponce de León, as well as CEPRODIH authorities, the women who were beneficiaries of the action and the media.
The delivery was made in compliance with current sanitary regulations.
Why CEPRODIH? In 2020, CEPRODIH was the non-governmental organization who was awarded the now-traditional EU Human Rights Award in Uruguay. This generated a strong bond with this organization in its mission of serving vulnerable families, especially households of women with children at high social risk due to unemployment, domestic violence and/or homelessness during pregnancy.
Interviewed by TV Channel 12 for the 'Second Morning' section of its "Informal Desayunos" programme, Ambassador Karl-Otto König said that "Ceprodih does a great job, especially in support of families that need help", and First Lady Lorena Ponce de León said that "many brave women are encouraged to come and take the step of furthering their training here, and this gives them opportunities and personal growth".
See the full interview here.