10 years of the SHE Foundation

The SHE Foundation – “la Caixa” Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020. Several commemorative events were planned for this anniversary, but the coronavirus forced them to be postponed. In spite of the delay caused by the pandemic, the SHE Foundation-“la Caixa” Foundation has still gone ahead with the planned activities.

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10th Anniversary activities 

School
competition

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To celebrate these 10 years, a school competition has been organised among the schools that form part of the SI! Programme in Barcelona, Madrid and Ourense. The aim of this competition is to put the acquired knowledge into practice and to awaken creativity to instil healthy habits in a playful way, recognising the great educational work of the teachers. The contest consists of each centre sending stories with drawings and illustrations, videos, texts with images or healthy recipes depending on each of the different age levels of the participants. The competition includes a prize-giving ceremony at the Madrid Planetarium.

Celebration event
with families

Prize-Giving Ceremony for the SI! Programme competition and Institutional event. This event is aimed at the families of the schools and will be held at the Madrid Planetarium. It will include outdoor recreational activities for those attending.

Celebration
event

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The event will showcase the foundation’s activity over the last ten years, which has prioritised the promotion of cardiovascular health by implementing various programmes with a solid scientific basis.

The event, which will be attended by Dr. Fuster, is planned as a meeting with guests from the scientific, medical, educational, social, economic and political world to raise awareness of the need to prevent cardiovascular disease through a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. The event will be held at Cosmocaixa, Barcelona.

Milestones

In these 10 years the SHE Foundation – “la Caixa” Foundation has achieved important milestones in its scientific, informative and educational work, which can be summed up in the following figures:

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Artículos

19 articles published in high-impact scientific journals

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Congresos

Participation in 34 congresses

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Centros

More than 235 educational centres have implemented the SI! Programme

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Alumnos

More than 37,000 pupils have participated in the educational activities of the SI! Programme

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Profesores

More than 2,000 teachers have been trained to implement the SI! Programme

News

The SHE Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum with Dr. Valentí Fuster and the General Director of the “la Caixa” Foundation

3/10/2022 – Barcelona

The SHE Foundation, which has the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation, organised an institutional event to celebrate its 10th anniversary at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona on 29th September. This event was attended by Maria Eugènia Gay, delegate of the Government in Catalonia; Josep Maria Argimon, Minister of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya; Jaume Collboni, 1st Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council; Antoni Vila Bertrán, General Director of the La Caixa Foundation and Dr. Valentí Fuster, Founder and President of the SHE Foundation.

The session’s main activity was a dialogue between Dr. Fuster and Josep Corbella, a journalist that specialises in science and health. Through the questions formulated by the professional, Dr. Fuster was able to explain the work of the SHE Foundation in depth, the various projects that it develops, the importance of healthy lifestyle habits and their dissemination, and other key aspects to promote a healthier society.

It was also possible to review the impact of the foundation’s work during these 10 years. In this respect, the balance is very positive, since more than 37,000 students have participated in the educational project, SI! Programme (Salut Integral), more than 2,000 teachers have received educational training to adequately explain the contents of the foundation’s programmes, up to 235 centres have implemented this project, 34 congresses and scientific meetings have been participated in and twenty articles have been published in scientific journals of high impact.

Jaume Collboni, 1st Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council, pointed out that, as a city, the council is working to offer Dr. Fuster the public recognition that he deserves.

The event had a large number of attendees from the economic, medical and social worlds, as well as managers and medical researchers from the SHE Foundation. All of them left aware of the importance of a healthy life and the need to foster – especially for the new generations – good habits in order to have good cardiovascular health and a healthier future society.

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The SHE Foundation presents the awards of the SI! Program and organises a fun event in Madrid to celebrate its 10th anniversary and promote healthy habits among children

18/06/2022 – Madrid

The SHE Foundation, which has the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation, organised a triple event at the Planetarium of Madrid to celebrate its 10th anniversary during the morning of Saturday, 18th June 2022. So, inside the Planetarium an institutional event for this ephemeris took place, in which the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso; the president of the Foundation, Valentí Fuster; and the pedagogical director and patron of the entity, Isabel Carvajal, took part. Also in attendance at this event were the Community Health Minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero; the general director of the “la Caixa” Foundation, Antonio Vila Bertrán; the corporate director of Research and Health of the “la Caixa” Foundation, Àngel Font; the benefactor Alicia Koplowitz; and other political representatives from Madrid and patrons and benefactors of the SHE Foundation.

In addition, the whole morning was conceived as a day with fun activities and training about health, and with healthy food on offer for everyone. It was intended for children aged between 5 and 16, and their families, from the schools that participated in the SI! Program since its inception in 2010, which amounts to about 20,000 from 77 schools in the Community of Madrid.

Likewise, it was also used to present the awards to the winning schools in the competition on healthy living habits organised for the schools participating in the SI! Program this academic year. The prize consisted of a day trip, a diploma, a Cardio (the SI! Program mascot) replica, and vouchers for sporting equipment. However, the most important thing is that the children were able to revise the content learnt thanks to the SI! Program, thus reinforcing their knowledge about the importance of a healthy life for the benefit of cardiovascular health.

List of award-winners by category

LevelSchoolLocalityProvinceAutonomous
Community
Level 1 (3 and 4 years)
Box of emotions
Escola Maria Garcia CabanesL’AldeaTarragonaCatalunya
Level 2 (5 years)
Healthy recipe
Escola El TuróMataróBarcelonaCatalunya
Level 2 (5 years)
Healthy recipe
CEIP Batalla de BruneteBruneteMadridMadrid
Level 3 (years 2-4)
Moving dance
Escola Joan Baptista SerraAlcanarTarragonaCatalunya
Level 4 (years 5-7)
Tale of the gang
CPR Padre Feijoo ZorelleOurenseOurenseGalicia
Level 5 (years 8-11)
Video about active and healthy leisure
Escola VedrunaCardonaBarcelonaCatalunya
Level 5 (years 8-11)
Video about active and healthy leisure
IES La CabreraLa CabreraMadridMadrid
LevelSchoolLocalityProvinceAutonomous
Community
Level 1 (3 and 4 years)
Box of emotions
Escola Maria Garcia CabanesL’AldeaTarragonaCatalunya
Level 2 (5 years)
Healthy recipe
Escola El TuróMataróBarcelonaCatalunya
Level 2 (5 years)
Healthy recipe
CEIP Batalla de BruneteBruneteMadridMadrid
Level 3 (years 2-4)
Moving dance
Escola Joan Baptista SerraAlcanarTarragonaCatalunya
Level 4 (years 5-7)
Tale of the gang
CPR Padre Feijoo ZorelleOurenseOurenseGalicia
Level 5 (years 8-11)
Video about active and healthy leisure
Escola VedrunaCardonaBarcelonaCatalunya
Level 5 (years 8-11)
Video about active and healthy leisure
IES La CabreraLa CabreraMadridMadrid