Valencia, Spain -- Cultures of solidarity
In January, the Mainel Foundation granted prizes for a student narrative competition in Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The topic of the competition was “Coexistence with all to create a better world.” The competition was aimed at fostering reading and creativity, and helping young people reflect on questions of solidarity and coexistence in a globalized world.
Also during that month of January, the Mainel Foundation organized a painting exposition and a “Solidarity concert” in the Mercantile Athenaeum of Valencia. The purpose of this initiative was to collect funds for the construction of a well in Nigeria, in the district of Ejuona, a small village in the State of Enugu. The works were donated by various artists and collectors. Six of them were by Nigerian painters. The concert included students from the three conservatories in Valencia: the Advanced Conservatory of Music, the José Iturbi Municipal Conservatory, and the Professional Music Conservatory.
Romana, No. 48, January-June 2009, p. 142-143.