On Monday La Farga handed over grants for advanced studies and Christmas workshops to workers and children of workers of La Farga, along with residents of Les Masies de Voltregà. The foundation has awarded 28 grants worth almost €22,000 in total, continuing the commitment that it undertook six years ago, awarding over 200 grants over the course of this period.
Vicenç Fisas Comella, President of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, stated, “We are proud to be able to collaborate in the professional development of our workers, their children and the residents of Les Masies. This is a firm commitment that the Foundation has undertaken and that we believe is already yielding results... there are students who have been able to complete their university degrees thanks to our grants!”
The Right Honourable Mr Sergi Vilamala, Mayor of Les Masies de Voltregà, declared, “In the current social and economic context, this commitment to the training of the residents of Les Masies de Voltregà is a clear indication of the high level of social responsibility being undertaken by companies. We can only get through this crisis by being stronger and more decisive, making a firm commitment to training, to innovation in companies and to collaboration between public authorities, companies and citizens.”
The La Farga Foundation, which forms part of La Farga, a family holding group in the metal sector, was founded with the goal of creating value and wealth in its local environment. One of its main assets is the Copper Museum. This facility was opened in 2008 and has since welcomed over 30,000 visitors from all over the world.