UCJC teachers and students help to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

Several initiatives have been launched from the different areas of UCJC, and also from the Foundation University Camilo José Cela and the Felipe Segovia Foundation, coordinating a series of initiatives within the SEK Volunteer Movement which has been extended to the families of our students and to anyone who would like to collaborate.

In addition to the students and teachers on the Nursing degree who over these days have been helping with the Madrid regional health services there are also initiatives such designing and 3D printing personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals.

Students currently spending the lockdown at the University Camilo José Cela students’ halls of residence, some of them from the Integra Project, such as Munir A., studying the Degree in Digital Arts have been taking part in the initiative to make health care equipment using the 3D printers from the UCJC DesignLab and those provided by SEK El-Castillo.

All the material produced –about 40 protective visors so far– are being periodically delivered to the Villanueva de la Cañada Police and Civil Protection for delivery to Puerta de Hierro Hospital, with the aim of contributing to the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) destined for the health team.

UCJC solidarity movement

Foundation UCJC is working to promote the maximum possible participation of volunteers and resources from the educational community, with the aim of coordinating and channelling all aid with the ecosystem of NGOs and foundations working these days with the most vulnerable groups of people in this crisis.

Several students and teachers from the Degree in law have volunteered with the Balia Foundation to provide legal assistance and advice to families in legal difficulties.

Furthermore, a group of approximately 50 teachers have joined the initiative of the Tomillo Foundation, which aims to develop different programmes aimed at childhood, adolescence and family life, as well as training and socio-occupational guidance. In these times of increasing digital divide, the help of this group of teachers, educators and psychologists, is a great source of support for the initiatives that this foundation is running. On the other hand, a group of teachers and students from the Psychology department are collaborating with youth and refugee centres to offer emotional support and guidance.

Another of the initiatives with great take up is the one called I don’t know you but here I am where many children and young people are sending drawings and letters from their houses to alleviate loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown.

On the other hand, protective aprons and smocks are also being collected for delivery to the CEMTRO Clinic.

If you want to join this movement and lend a hand, do not hesitate to sign up on this form.