The solidarity gala “Collaborate for a better world,” raised a total of 6,179 euros last Sunday thanks to the support of residents, businesses and local traders.
The money was donated to Educas, a charity linked to the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of Elche whose main objective is to serve the most disadvantaged through projects such as health centres, dispensaries, child education, women’s training and scholarships.
In this particular case the monies raised will go to the Gokore health centre in Rwanda opened more than 25 years ago. It serves a population of about 20,000 people. Specifically, the collection will be used to fight against malnutrition affecting children under 5 years of age. Every Friday at Gokore, mothers go to the centre where they are provided with food (rice, cornmeal, oil, sugar and salt) with which to prepare their children’s meals.
The cheque was handed over to the president of the NGO Educas, María Socorro Morales, by the Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Culture, Inmaculada Chazarra together with the parish priest of Rojales, José Rives.