Día Solidario

Día Solidario is a non-profit association that is officially registered in the Spanish Register of Associations. Set up in 1997 by our employees, it is a social organisation aimed at fostering education for children and young people, as well as improving the living conditions of the most disadvantaged communities in the countries where we operate.


Management and administration of the association falls on its Governing Council, which is made up by company employees acting in a voluntary and altruistic fashion. The Governing Council receives advice and support from many other professionals at the company, who voluntarily give their time and knowledge in the fields of taxation, internal auditing, economic-administrative affairs and communication. It also works with volunteers at the various companies of our group who take responsibility for communicating the goals of the initiative and encouraging more people to take part. Furthermore, Dia Solidario receives voluntary support in each country from employees who manage the contributions from local partners and oversee the projects.
The Board
At present, the Governing Council is made up of the following people:

Ester Sevilla – Chair
Carlos Arranz – Vice president
Lola Devoto – Secretary
Daniel de Miguel – Treasurer
Noelia López – Member
Mónica Emmer – Member
Nohemi Morales – Member
Carolina Torres – Member
Cristina López – Member
Javier Fernández – Member
Aurelio Buendía – Member
Benito Vega – Member


The activities undertaken by Día Solidario are financed by contributions from our employees around the world (who voluntarily donate one day’s-worth of their annual salary) and contributions from companies in the group (which match the amount collected each year by their employees).

The group also pays for and provides the necessary resources to manage the association so that 100% of the funds raised can be used on the projects.


2013: Codespa Prize for charitable private-sector contributions to fighting poverty.

2012: Círculo de Economía Foundation Award and Pablo Durán Thornberg Corporate Sponsorship, in the category of corporate volunteering.

 2004: Empresa y Sociedad Foundation Award in the category of “Best Social Action in Partnership with Employees”.

 2003: Codespa Foundation Award in recognition of its charity work in poor countries.

 1998: United Nations Public Service Award.

New project funding

The following projects were awarded funding in the call launched by Día Solidario in Panama to apply the donations collected by the association in 2019:
  • “Moving towards victory with Día Solidario”, in partnership with the Te Ofrezco una Oportunidad Foundation.
  • “I can finish my studies with the help of Día Solidario”, in partnership with the University of Panama (UP).
  • “Día Solidario Scholarship – Finish your studies”, in partnership with the Technological University of Panama (UTP).

We would like to thank all of the other entities that were not selected for taking part and for the quality of their applications.

Call for funding applications for social projects

Every year the Board of Governors of Día Solidario chooses the country for its annual projects. The country selection rotates among geographical areas where the group is present. The country chosen this year to receive the funds collected by Día Solidario in 2022 was República Dominicana.

This call for applicants is open to all kinds of organisations presenting a project according to the terms and conditions of the call. Download the terms and conditions of the call for applicants to see all the information you need and the form for presenting your candidacy.

Partner organisations interested in taking part must fill in the participation form and send it, along with the requested information, to the email address specified in the terms and conditions, no later than 31 may 2023.

Ongoing projects

There are currently 14 ongoing projects, with 451 scholarships and 2 COVID-19 aid projects in Spain (school canteen grants and donation of computers).

DS Argentina 2010
“Mano Amiga Foundation”

  • Twelve scholarships for secondary school students in the Mano Amiga School.
  • Update: the 11 students that continued to be part of the project in 2019 successfully completed the academic year. Ten student renew their scholarships.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Brazil 2018
“The energy of taste”

  • Twenty scholarships for students of the International Cooking School to continue the project from 2011 to 2016.
  • Update: the 20 students successfully completed the academic year.
  • Status: finalised.


DS Brazil 2018
“Young professionals in digital media”

  • One hundred scholarships for students from the Rocinha favela and neighbouring communities to complete an audiovisual assistant course. Four groups of 25 students will complete the course between 2019 and 2023.
  • Update: 21 students continue with their studies as of December 2019.
  • Status: ongoing.


DS Brazil 2018 “FACENS Faculty of Engineering”

  • Twenty-five scholarships for students aged over 18 to study a university digital game programming degree lasting for 5 semesters.
  • Update: 21 students continue with their studies as of December 2019.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Brazil 2018
“Sur de Piauí Education Academy”

  • Fifty-six scholarships for students aged between 18 and 30 to complete an occupational safety technician or nursing assistant vocational training course, which is compatible with employment.
  • Update: of the first occupational safety technician year group, 27 continue with their studies.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Chile 2016
“Fundamor Foundation”

  • Four scholarships for students that live in “Fundamor” homes.
  • Update: all of the students continue to be part of the project.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Chile 2015
“Gesta Foundation”

  • Eighteen technical vocational training scholarships lasting for 4 years (2016 – 2019)
  • Update: the 18 students continue to receive the scholarship.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Morocco 2012

  • Twenty-four scholarships for female university students from the Jorf El Melha region lasting for 3 years, distributed between 3 year groups (2014-2019) and 2 new year groups (2019-2023).
  • Update: the members of the 3rd year group (5 scholarships) completed their studies in 2019.
  • Status: ongoing

DS Mexico 2017
“Baccalaureate outdoors”

  • One hundred and twenty scholarships for students aged 14 – 18 from the Tuxpan Baccalaureate Centre (Veracruz). These scholarships cover the costs of school maintenance, schools materials, transport, living costs and uniforms.
  • Update: 96 scholarships were granted in the first semester of 2019 and 99 in the second semester.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Moldova 2013
“UF Scholarships Moldova”

  • University scholarships for 29 young Moldavians with limited resources distributed between 2 year groups.
  • Update: 17 students have completed their studies and 5 students successfully continue with their studies.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Nicaragua 2007
“La Salle University (ULSA)”

  • Continuation scholarships for the 5 best students of each year group from the La Salle Polytechnic Institute (IPLS)
  • Update: in 2019, 14 students enrolled in various specialist engineering degrees. One student has graduated and 13 successfully continue with their studies.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Panama 2006 “Scholarships for UTP and UP students”

  • Programme of 10 university scholarships, starting from the third year of study.
  • Update: the 5 remaining students finished their studies in 2019.
  • Status: finalised.

DS Panama 2015 “Te ofrezco una oportunidad Foundation”

  • Thirty-two secondary school scholarships (years 8-12)
  • Update: the scholarship benefits 25 students, 2 of whom have been temporarily suspended as they did not reach the mark threshold required by the scholarship.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Panama 2015
“Deveaux Charitable Foundation”

  • Twenty 4-year university scholarships.
  • Update: 2 students completed their studies in 2019, 3 students successfully continue with their studies and 1 has been temporarily suspended.
  • Status: finalised.

DS Portugal 2013
“Lar Nossa Senhora do Livramento (LNSL)”

  • Thirty-four integral primary and secondary study scholarships for girls that study at various schools in Porto and live in the LNSL foster home.
  • Update: 11 students have already completed their studies and 15 successfully continue with their studies at various schools in Porto.
  • Status: ongoing.

DS Argentina 2019
De la Nada Civil Association: “The work kitchen”

Eighty scholarships for women and youngsters with limited resources for 4 different culinary vocational training courses: kitchen assistant, professional pastry chef, professional baker, and waiter specialising in event organisation and cocktails.

DS Argentina 2019
Lamroth Hakol Association: “Education is a right; celebrating, too”

Sixty-six culinary vocational training scholarships in which the students who receive the aid prepare snacks for children from nearby neighbourhoods on a daily basis. In addition to the scholarship recipients, there will be 400 indirect beneficiaries who receive the snacks prepared by the students.

DS Argentina 2019
La Salle Foundation: “Girls and boys in school. A comprehensive strategy to tackle situations of vulnerability”

A very ambitious project that includes 3 types of initiatives: academic training, school canteen grants and educational trips with a total of 2,458 scholarships.

Donation of 170 computers, school materials and 200,000 school canteen grants.

Useful information

Activities Report
Annual accounts



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