The Super Turtles: from young people at risk of social exclusion to self-esteem champions

The Super Turtles are a group of eight high school students with five different nationalities that live in a depressed neighbourhood of San Juan de Aznalfarache, in Seville. Their accomplishment? Making it to the Spanish final of the popular science and robotics contest First Lego League. Their award? An experience that has increased their motivation for their studies, and mostly, an attitude that is hard to find in young people at risk of social exclusion and that makes them to be confident about achieving all the goals they set themselves. Centres with difficulties, like the San Juan High School, have counted on the financial support of the Andalusian Government and Vodafone Spain to cover the expenses generated by the participation on this contest.

Mission Box employs cyclists and bikers to do your errands

Young entrepreneurs in Granada have developed Mission Box, an app that enables users to request to personal delivery or errands services within their city. The growing company has approximately 20,000 users on their app, and have reached nearly 3,500 orders per month. The service is currently available in Granada, Jaen and Malaga and has received recognition from the Granada Association of Young Businessmen.

La Ecocina, ecological menus promoting healthy diets

La Ecocina is a restaurant located in Cordoba that works to promote health and wellbeing through their ecological menus. All of the dishes on the menu are listed using 100% ecological products and are created for individuals who want to lead healthy diets and to clients with certain illnesses that would benefit from well balanced meals. The restaurant offers daily menus that give clients the liberty to choose from main meal dishes, breakfast options, snacks, or a list of tapas and drinks for those who simply want to snack: here, everything comes straight from nature.

Traditional mail to keep the minds and wonder of the elderly alive

‘Postman Baldomero’ or ‘El Cartero Baldomero’ is an initiative developed in a nursing home in Seville that promotes traditional mail through hand-written letters that are exchanged between interns and volunteers from social institutions that are based near the nursing home. Camino is 85 years old and is one of the interns who collaborate in this project, which helps them socialize and keep their mind active.