Community work

Purpose

The educational community of Gimbebé, made up by the management, teaching and non-teaching staff and the Families’ Association (AMPA), expresses its solidarity with the refugees from Ukraine (mothers, grandparents, and childrens)

We have offered our help to the Ukrainian Consulate in Barcelona to be able to welcome children in our facilities.

Our mission will be to ensure that their childhood is preserved by providing them with activities and a safe environment in which to continue being children.

We have established two lines of action in order to do this. The first is aimed at families, making an appeal to those who are willing to host an adult (mother, grandmother) with a child in their homes.

Secondly, we have set ourselves the goal of accommodating 8 adults with children aged between 4 months and 6 years in bungalows that we have rented together at the Camping.

Gimbebé will offer all children a full day of activities, as well as breakfast, lunch and snack-dinner, from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7pm.

But we need your help to provide them with proper accommodation and basic needs.

We need to raise €20,000 to cover the costs of these 8 families until 31 July.

How can you help?

1 – Welcoming adults (mothers and grandmothers) with children into your home.

Please contact us to coordinate the details via email a gimbebe@gimbebe.es

2 – By making a donation to the following bank account:

    • ES63 2100 0643 0801 0055 7550 
    • Account holders Laura Domínguez (AMPA Gimbebé) and José Luis Rodés

Your contributions will be used to cover the costs of accommodation, meals and basic needs.

What are we doing?

Gimbebé and the Parents Association have welcomed 8 families. It’s a group of 30 people (1 man, 15 women and 14 children). Five families have been taken in by neighbours of Gavà Mar and the rest (15 people) are staying in five bungalows at the Camping 3 Estrellas.

We have managed to raise €24,998. Which are being invested in:

  • Rental of 5 bungalows
  • Rental of an additional plot to install a kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment and conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • SIM cards to make calls to Ukraine
  • Purchase of supermarket and basic products

All the children in the group are schooled. The youngest ones go to Gimbebé and the oldest to other schools in the area.

Thank you very much for making this possible.

  • RELEASE 21/05/2022

Hello! We received a donation of 40 bottles of water from Grupo Vichy Catalán and Distribuciones Bals (Gavà) to supply the families staying at the campsite. Many thanks!

RELEASE 07/04/2022

7 Ukrainian refugees who live in the Camping 3 Estrellas’ bungalows, need to be taken today between 9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. to the Fira for applying for the international protection process. Does anyone have availability to take them and leave them in pavilion 7?
Communicate it to 649978343

RELEASE 06/04/2022

Hello everyone, we are trying to improve the conditions for people staying at the campsite. We have rented a plot next to the bungalows to install a kitchen and thus have greater autonomy in their diets.

In addition, families have received a fruit and vegetable donation from El Hortelano.

We are looking for accommodation for a 60-year-old woman, whose daughter and grandson have been fostered by a family near a music school (the boy plays the violin). If you can help in any way, please contact and information: gimbebe@gimbebe.es

RELEASE 05/04/2022

We are looking for accommodation for a 60-year-old woman, whose daughter and grandson have been fostered by a family near a music school (the boy plays the violin). If you can help in any way, please contact and information: gimbebe@gimbebe.es

Message from the Ukrainian Consulate in Barcelona

The Ukrainian consulate in Barcelona has asked us to advertise the concert that will be held on April 8 at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

The solidarity concert “Music for peace” will allocate all the benefits of this concert to the victims and victims of the war in Ukraine. All the performers, groups and ensembles that will take part in this concert do so vonluntarily and in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and their suffering. More info: https://www.palaumusica.cat/en/music-for-peace_998686

RELEASE 31/03/2022

Here is a summary of what we have done so far:

On 26 March, a group of 28 people from Ukraine (1 man, 14 women and 13 minors) arrived at Gavà Mar, forming 7 family groups. In addition to a pregnant mother with a 2-year-old boy who had arrived a week earlier.

In total there are 4 refugee families that have been welcomed by residents of Gavà Mar. We take this opportunity to thank these families for their good disposition and for the incredible work they are doing to make Ukrainian families feel at home.

The remaining 15 people are staying in 5 bungalows at the Camping Tres Estrellas.

On the other hand, we are very happy to inform you that we have reached the goal of €20.000! In fact, €24,998 has been raised so far. Thank you all very much for your contributions! We also remind you that the account is still open and that if there is any money left over at the end of the reception, the money will go to NGOs that are working in Ukraine to rebuild the most affected areas.

The funds are being invested in:

  • Rental of 5 bungalows
  • Rental of an additional plot to install a kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment and conditioning
  • Laundry Service
  • SIM cards to make calls to Ukraine
  • Grocery shopping and basic products

Regarding the minors, we are very happy to inform you that there are 5 of the little ones adapting wonderfully in Gimbebé; that one of the girls is enrolled in Bon Soleil along with the children of her foster family and that the procedures have been initiated to enrol a 13-year-old boy and his 17-year-old sister in the BCG.
We will continue to report on progress.

Greetings and thanks again to everyone for making this possible

RELEASE 29/03/2022

Good Morning!

Last night we met with the Ukrainian Consulate and we already have more concrete information about the arrival of our group. The Marcet Foundation, together with other friendly entities, have been in charge of the expedition to Poland to pick up the families and bring them to Gavà Mar.

On their website http://goucrania.org/ you can see the route they have followed since Monday 21 March. The arrival of the group to Gavà Mar is scheduled for Saturday morning. We already have everything ready!

We understand that they will arrive exhausted after so many days of travelling so this weekend we will let them settle in and adapt quietly. For the next few days, we will organize a welcome event.

We remind you that we are very close to our fundraising goal, any contribution, no matter how small, is of great help. Account data:
“Gimbebé with the Ukrainian cause”
ES63 2100 0643 0801 0055 7550

RELEASE 26/03/2022

It has been a very busy weekend. We have welcomed a group of  28 people. The moment they arrived we showed them their accommodation and explained to them that all this was possible thanks to your support.

Two kids arrived with stomach flu. Tatiana took them to the doctor with their mother and they are now recovering from their sickness.

We also visited a logistic centre in Olivella. The Masia Pou de la Vinya offers Access to clothes, medicines, hygienic, and any other basic need product to refugees.

We are currently coordinating and assessing the needs of our group, stay tuned as we might be sending calls for action in the next few days.

RELEASE 25/03/2022

Good Morning!

Last night we met with the Ukrainian Consulate and we already have more concrete information about the arrival of our group. The Marcet Foundation, together with other friendly entities, have been in charge of the expedition to Poland to pick up the families and bring them to Gavà Mar.

On their website http://goucrania.org/ you can see the route they have followed since Monday 21 March. The arrival of the group to Gavà Mar is scheduled for Saturday morning. We already have everything ready!

We understand that they will arrive exhausted after so many days of travelling so this weekend we will let them settle in and adapt quietly. For the next few days, we will organize a welcome event.

We remind you that we are very close to our fundraising goal, any contribution, no matter how small, is of great help. Account data:
“Gimbebé with the Ukrainian cause”
ES63 2100 0643 0801 0055 7550

RELEASE 24/03/2022

Today we went to the supermarket to get the basic needs products for the refugees’ families: shower gel, face masks, water, toothpaste…

 

RELEASE 23/03/2022

Hi everyone!

According to the latest news, 2 buses have already departed from the border in Poland to Gavà Mar. We have been provided with a provisional list of the people arriving, and we have noticed that there are whole families (mother, children, and grandmother/grandfather) who, for their welfare, will require to be placed together. We are working to draw up a distribution that best suits the needs. Arrival is scheduled for Friday morning (still to be confirmed).

If you have any clothes, footwear (warm and summer, all sizes, for children and adults), toys, or parapharmacy products to donate, you can start preparing them and we will let you know when you can bring them to the school, depending on the luggage or belongings brought by the group.

On the other hand, today at midday, the school management and the Families’ Association are meeting the department of Social Welfare of the Gavà Town Council to coordinate the logistics of the group and agree on issues of aid, medium/long-term accommodation, schooling and job placement, among others. The meeting will also be attended by representatives of neighbourhood associations and people who are coordinating other refugee groups. We will keep you posted.

Finally, the fundraising so far stands at €16,200. Bravo, we’re getting closer to our goal! 

RELEASE 20/03/2022

    Dear families,

    On 11 March we sent you a request for help to be able to support the project promoted by Gimbebé and the AMPA, to welcome mothers with their children from Ukraine.

    In order to keep you informed and coordinate actions among all those who are collaborating, we have opened a WhatsApp group that you can join by asking for its link from gimbebe@gimbebe.es.

    We will keep you up to date on actions carried out on the WhatsApp group together with the needs that arise to make the reception of these children and their mothers more comfortable: food, clothes, medicine, toys, etc.

    We would like to tell you in advance  that:

    1.- At the time of writing this, we had already collected 13,000 euros of the 20,000 euros we had set as our goal, and we have already paid the first month’s rent for the bungalows amounting to 2,700 euros.

    2.- The whole group is expected to arrive on Friday 25 March, to be distributed among the families who have applied to welcome these families and those that are to occupy the bungalows.

    3.- Since 7 March, Anna, a 26 year old who is pregnant and has a 2 year old son, from Kiev, has been staying with a family of the Gimbebé Educational Community.

    4.- Following the experience we have had with Anna’s reception, the week that starts tomorrow will bring with it basic and urgent needs to meet the shortages of the basic necessities these families have, which is why we ask you to be sure to keep an eye on the WhatsApp group, through which we will request and coordinate these needs. No doubt we will all be pleased to be able to do our bit to make their situation less painful.

    Thank you!

    Release 11/3/2022
    Gimbebé appeals to families with students in the school, to the residents of the neighborhood, and to anyone who wants to collaborate.

    Refugee families will have a bungalow at the Camping. Children between 4 months and 6 years old will be able to attend Gimbebé and will be given the opportunity to spend their days enjoying recreational and educational activities.

    We hope to receive the first families on March 25.

    Release 07/3/2022

    Anna and Svyat were the first to arrive in Gimbebé. They arrived on 7 March after a 5 day gruelling trip since leaving Ukraine..

    We have created a WhatsApp group in which we will keep you posted on the actions that we are carrying out, if you want to join this group, please send us an email to gimbebe@gimbebe.es.