The Gil Foundation is the winner of the Manuel António da Mota Prize, worth 75 thousand euros, with the Pediatric Home Care project, which since 2017 covers seven districts and 33 municipalities, was announced today.
There were 10 finalist nominations for this 10th edition of the Award, delivered today in Porto, at the Alfândega Congress Center, with second and third place being the Dignitude Association and the ASAS – Solidarity Association, respectively.
Second and third place finishers received awards of 35 thousand euros and 15 thousand euros, respectively.
The seven honorable mentions, distinguished with five thousand euros, were attributed to AICD – Association for the Insertion by Digital Information Centers (CDI Portugal), to AIIR – Association for Supporting the Inclusion of Immigrants and Refugees, to the Salvador Association, to the chambers. Torres Vedras and Vila Nova de Famalicão, the Lamegal Cultural and Recreational Social Center, and the Institute of Cities and Villages with Mobility.
In this 10th edition, the Manuel António da Mota Foundation’s award intended to praise the efforts made by the organizations that distinguish themselves with projects to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Based in Lisbon, the Gil Foundation was created in 1999 and pioneered the development of pediatric health and social reintegration projects.
Its mission is to promote the social and emotional clinical well-being of children at clinical and social risk, with a view to their autonomous social reintegration into the family.
His first project, Casa do Gil, was a temporary foster care center for children aged zero to 12, at social and / or clinical risk.
The second project, Pediatric Home Care, aims at the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the child, as well as the necessary support to the primary caregiver and the rest of the family.
Highlighting that chronic and disabling illness can prolong the period of hospitalization and lead to the overload of hospital and family resources, the Foundation states that the continued provision of pediatric home care has prevented unnecessary hospitalizations, preventing the patient’s psychosocial degradation and family.
According to Rui Pedroto, President of the Foundation’s Executive Committee, the Award, which had increased the amount of the awards as a commemorative edition, sought to draw attention to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. inscribed therein.
The award was created in 2010 by the Manuel António da Mota Foundation to annually recognize organizations and personalities that stand out in the various fields of activity of the Foundation.