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ASTUS celebrates half a century of work with people with intellectual disabilities and their families (02/10/2017)

The Association for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities (ASTUS) celebrated the Association's 50th anniversary on Sunday, October 1.

On the occasion of this celebration was discovered the plaque of a monument commemorating the anniversary of the association, installed in front of the House of the Fisherman in the Port of Cartagena.

Juan Pedro Torralba, the president of ASTUS, Joaquín Barberá, the Councilor for Social Services, Carmen Martín, the Councilor for Family and Equality, Violante Tomás, and the President of the Port Authority, Antonio Sevilla, participated in the ceremony. .

Other members of the municipal corporation also attended, among them the spokesmen Francisco Espejo and Manuel Padín.

Torralba wanted to convey the congratulations of Mayor Ana Belén Castejón for reaching 50 years of activity.

"We all have a lot to learn from those who, like the members of ASTUS, strive tirelessly to foster the conditions that allow the integration of labor, social and family in equal opportunities to the rest of society," said the acting mayor in his speech.

Later the celebration was moved inside the Auditorium El Batel, where the band of the Tercio de Levante offered a concert.

The Councilor for Quality of Life, Francisco Calderón, the Councilor for Sustainable Development, María José Soler, the Councilor for Finance, Isabel García, the Councilor for Tourism, Obdulia Gómez, and the spokesman and councilman Jose Lopez.

ASTUS is a non-profit organization, declared a Public Utility by the Council of Ministers.

ASTUS, founded in 1967, which seeks to achieve the integration, both family and social, of people with intellectual disabilities.

For this, it offers programs of personal and labor training, employment, leisure and family support.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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