Altamar Educación y Familia was established by a group of women in 2005, with the goal of creating a project of social action in these two neighborhoods of Malaga and of favouring social inclusion through comprehensive training.
Edufinet has nearly 15 years of history, and Unicaja has been of the first institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind. It currently collaborates with more than ten institutions and business organizations, as well as with 14 universities.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized a workshop on financial education for children of Altamar, an association which, through comprehensive training, works to fight social exclusion in the neighborhoods of La Trinidad and El Perchel, in the city of Malaga.
Altamar Educación y Familia was established by a group of women in 2005, with the goal of creating a project of social action in these two neighborhoods of Malaga and of favouring social inclusion through comprehensive education.
This workshop, addressed to children and teenagers of the neighborhood of La Trinidad, has covered financial education in general, as well as specific topics such as family budget, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, financial system, bank accounts, cards and loans.
With this collaboration, the Edufinet Project works, through financial education, to support those activities which improve the life of people at situations of vulnerability, thus contributing to build a more inclusive society.
Edufinet Project: nearly 15 years of history
The Edufinet Project has nearly 15 years of history. It launched in 2007 its Internet portal for the general public, although its development began in 2005, what has made Unicaja, one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind. In addition to more than ten business organizations and institutions, 14 universities participate in this project. This work has been recognized with several awards.
Since then, more than 146,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops and lectures developed by the Edufinet Project, of which 108,000 have participated through the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People.
The website www.edufinet.com, which offers systematic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required, has received so far more than 7.8 million visits, with access from 180 countries.
Asociación Altamar and Fundación Unicaja
Fundación Unicaja collaborates with Asociación Altamar to fight social exclusion in La Trinidad and El Perchel through the comprehensive education programme that it develops with children and teenagers of the said areas. The relationship between both institutions started in 2014 with a project of school support.
After this first collaboration, they have developed another initiative aimed at working for the social and educational inclusion of 40 minors per year, aged 6-to-15-year-old, and of their families. The success of this activity has resulted in an increase of the users supported, and they have extended the age range to 17.
Additionally, two new projects were launched in 2018. The first one gives support to those children expelled from their schools and who go the association during school hours to do homework and to reflect on the causes and consequences of their expulsion. The second one promotes sports, healthy eating and habits both on the street and at home. The Volunteer Group of Fundación Unicaja has joined this initiative.