TOGETHER, IT'S ALL POSSIBLE. The ADIBI Association improves the quality of life of people with disabilities and/or rare diseases.
The CLH Aviación supervisor at the Alicante airport, Jacobo Fernández-Pacheco, collaborates with the ADIBI Association which works for people with disabilities and those affected by rare diseases.
“I don’t see disabilities; I actually see no difference. What I see is a need to collaborate and support children with diverse needs,” says Jacobo Fernández-Pacheco, a CLH Aviación supervisor at the company’s facilities at the Alicante airport. For two years now, he has been collaborating with the ADIBI association by participating in therapies for children with Down’s Syndrome, among other activities. This work has helped him become aware of a reality and certain needs that are still rather unknown in society. “The happiness shown by children is really worth sharing,” he states.
What is ADIBI?
It’s a non-profit organisation that focuses all its efforts on defending the disabled and/or people with rare diseases in attempt to improve their quality of life as well as that of their families through a number of projects and activities. Its goal is to change society so it becomes more just and inclusive.
How was it founded?
Thanks to the efforts of people like Fide Mirón, the current President. She’s an enterprising woman and a fighter who knows what it’s like to have a disability due to a rather uncommon disease. She was able to get a number of people affected by a disability together with a commitment and the courage to fight for others. In 2002, the history of ADIBI began and she has been working since then to help people with disabilities and/or rare diseases and their families lead dignified lives where their rights are respected and their needs are met.
What activities does it engage in?
ADIBI works comprehensively to reach all possible areas and all of society. One of its most important tasks is informing and advising everyone with any type of direct or indirect relationship with any type of disability and/or rare disease. To this end, its awareness and communication work is also fundamental to getting society to accept and integrate all people.