Over 90 people were in Valladolid in Spain from 9 to 11 September to take part in a training session and to celebrate InteRed's 30th anniversary.
National delegations, committees, volunteers and the coordinators of InteRed in Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Bolivia participated in this inspiring learning space. It was attended by the executive director, Ana Arancibia, the president of the InteRed Board of Trustees, Carmen Lizárraga, and the director of the TA Sector in Spain, Maria Carmen Aragonés.
The programme addressed the environmental crisis from different perspectives, and also the importance of having a culture of sustainability in the organisation of InteRed and among the people and groups with which it works and collaborates.
Ana Arancibia, director of InteRed, expressed her gratitude for the support given by those who have made these achievements possible over the past 30 years, and in particular she expressed her gratitude to the Teresian Association. She also highlighted the challenges that lie ahead to bring about transformation and to fulfil the mission of InteRed.
Another highlight of the meeting was the recognition given to individuals who have left their mark in different places and with different areas of expertise. They were:
- Giovanna Bombardieri, InteRed volunteer in Madrid since 1992.
- Justina Sánchez, InteRed volunteer at the Madrid headquarters.
- Anjo Llorin, InteRed Philippines delegation coordinator, recently deceased.
- Práxedes Gutiérrez, 30 years as an InteRed volunteer in San Sebastian, Avila and currently in Leon.
Carmen Lizárraga closed the conference with words of thanks for the efforts made over the years for the right to education, inclusion, care for people and our Common Home, and for all the work done that focused on bringing about greater justice, equity and fellowship.
More information on the InteRed website.
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