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2016 Social Action Program

To drive these projects, Gamesa has a Social Action Program, which in 2015 entered its second year. The company is also developing a broader community work policy. The unique trait defining Gamesa’s Social Action Program is the fact that it is the company’s employees who propose the initiatives to be supported by the firm with corporate funds. The company’s employees also handle ongoing communication with the various organisations and monitor the projects so they can present a resultsoriented report at the end of the following year. In total, Gamesa’s employees presented 57 initiatives in 20 different countries in 2015. From these, the company has selected the following five projects for execution in 2015 and 2016:

India. Vicente Ferrer Foundation - Horticulture tapping solar energy

This philanthropic project consists of the installation of drip irrigation systems fuelled by solar power for rural households who depend on horticulture for a living in four towns in the region of Kadiri (India). Drip irrigation generates substantial water savings and productivity gains. In total, some 180,000m2 of land will benefit from this photovoltaic irrigation system, to which end four solar panels will be installed.

India. Krida Vikas Sanstha Nagpur - Slum Soccer

Gamesa has set the second edition of the Gamesa Soccer League, which will benefit 1,000 youths from rural India. The participants in this programme fine-tune their sporting skills at a football training campus where they are also educated on how to care for the environment and eat healthily. Mexico.

Unicef - Education for indigenous children

The purpose of this initiative is to raise the quality of the bilingual inter-cultural education provided at indigenous schools in four states (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla and Yucatán) so that these children finish their schooling knowing how to read and write. To this end, some 1,600 teachers will receive training so that they can teach in the local languages of the school children, educational materials will be produced and distributed and, lastly, the families will receive support to encourage them to reinforce what the children are learning at school.

Brazil. CROPH (regional coordination of human development work) - Telecentres

This project is aimed at fostering technological literacy by means of dedicated computer centres where adolescents at risk of exclusion can hone their computer skills free of charge. At present just 12% of Brazilian have personal computers at home and only 8% have internet access.

Uruguay. La Muralla Foundation - social inclusion centre

This initiative contemplates equipping a premises for the purpose of building a climbing gym for vulnerable youths in Montevideo. The centre’s facilities include gyms for the practice of several sports, a swimming pool and infrastructure for training professionals for working at heights. These facilities will be made available to all organisations working to care for children and adolescents in Uruguay.

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