We attended the award ceremony of the National Young Awards 2019 of the Youth Institute, which took place at the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare, last 3rd October.
In this event, two awarded people were two Young Deafblind: Sandra Timón Mayo and Javier García Pajares, who is also our representative of the Youth Committee. The Minister of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare, María Luisa Carcedo, gave the prizes and she recognised their career, effort and commitment of those young people who has done a remarkable work in different society fields.
Sandra Simón received the award in the category of Social Commitment. She is only 25 years old and she is the first deafblind person who is software engineer and the first one hired by Microsoft Spain. In the Sport category, Javier García received the prize. He is 28 years old and he has a university degree in Law and Business. He is also the promoter of the “Un mundo con sentido” (A world with sense) Project, which aim is to encourage our collective to break the barriers we face everyday thanks to sport.
From FASOCIDE, we proudly celebrate this recognition of two young people from our collective who once more show to society that we are able of achieving our goals if we have the appropriate resources. We are pleased that INJUVE took a chance on two young people with disability and specifically with deafblindness this year, spreading that way to society a message regarding the capabilities and merits of people with this disability.