WHY IT HAS BEEN AWARDED
«For her social commitment from a very early age, which she complemented with a process of training that has provided her with tools to improve the situation that surrounds her».
Begoña is someone with a great social awareness who, from a very early age, has been committed to defending the rights of disadvantaged people in the broadest sense: those without financial resources, defence, representation, or the chance to have their voices heard.
She was convinced that she would find a way to help change situations that, as she has demonstrated, do not have to be unalterable.
In her search for alternatives, from the age of 17, Begoña has been working to transform this situation, collaborating with projects at the Algeciras Penitentiary Centre and as a member of the Campo de Gibraltar child and youth protection team.
Currently, she is the director of Nuevo Hogar Betania, a non-profit association she set up in 2011, whose mission is to provide comprehensive assistance for anyone who finds themselves in a situation of social exclusion, such as homeless people, inmates and former inmates, women and children who have been the victims of human trafficking, with or without disabilities, people under humanitarian and/or international protection, vulnerable families, immigrants, vulnerable minors, elderly people in emergency situations and disabled people, who she offers full cooperation and a professional service from a holistic and inclusive approach by means of the association’s own residential resources, day centres and personalised help with training and finding employment. This association stands out for its success in developing and launching innovative solutions in Spain.
Begoña comes up with brilliant ideas for improving society, she puts them into action, organises everyone on her team perfectly and achieves excellent results.