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Pedri defends the labor inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

Since he arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2020, Pedri gonzalez (19 years old) has shown himself as a committed, supportive and socially conscious young man, participating in numerous causes. It is part, for example, of Kick Out Plastic, an international non-profit organization that fights for a world free of single-use plastics and environmental problems. He also participated in the solidarity action of the association of banana producers in Canary Islands ASPROCAN, which distributed 80,000 kilograms of bananas to the 54 Associated Food Banks that are part of the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL). And now, in another example of his way of being, he collaborates with Dental Institutes and the Asindown Foundation, That this December 3, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, they have launched a campaign to give greater visibility to the labor inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

“Many Spanish companies do not hire people with intellectual disabilities, since this disability is not visible,” begins the video in which it is seen Pedri entering an establishment of Dental Institutes, where you are treated Ana, a young woman “with an intellectual disability, but I can’t see it.”

“We are the same!” “Well, I tell you,” the footballer replied, asking “any advice?”. AND Ana He gives it to her: “You have to always remain positive and, above all, without stopping smiling.” After briefly playing with a ball, Pedri concludes: “And you, do not leave them out.” Because everyone deserves a job opportunity.

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