PROJECT FUTUR 2018
A SOCIAL PROJECT IN BARCELONA BY BE LOCAL TOURS.
To promote social inclusion in our beloved Barcelona we decided since the beginning of Be Local tours to integrate a social vision in our project. Our goal was to give back to the local community what we were taking in terms of environmental and social impact. This is how the idea of Project FuTur was born.
During Project FuTur we created a training and vocational program for a group of boys and girls in cooperation with Casal dels Infants, a non profit organization that supports children and young people in neighborhoods at risk of social exclusion. Our program was focused on the Raval neighbourhood, one of the most disadvantaged areas in Barcelona.
Over a one year period, we taught a group of 8 young girls and boys how to become tourist guides. Tutored by experienced guides Rocío and Carlos they started to learn about the tour guide profession in Barcelona.
During the year each boy and girl could learn more about the city in which they live. The history, traditions, politics, arts, sciences, museums and monuments of Barcelona amongst other. At the same time respecting the importance of dignified work as a measure to develop oneself in life and the consequences it can have on the surrounding environment.
Our hope is that these tools will help them grow, provide them with knowledge about their own city and ultimately prepare them to enter in the tourist industry with the skills required in the field.
If you wish more information about the “ FuTur Project” or our social objectives please contact us.