Project «Um abraço numa Carta» receives an honorable mention from the municipal award “Aristides de Sousa Mendes”

The project «Um abraço numa Carta» («A hug in a Letter») won the 1st honorable mention in the Make It Happen category, within the scope of the municipal award «Aristides de Sousa Mendes and other Portuguese saviors – Holocaust, Universal Values, Humanism and Justice».
The project in question, presented by the Municipality at an initiative by Mariana Isabel Gonçalves Costa, a student at the Dr. Joaquim Gomes Ferreira Alves Secondary School, has as its main objective the “fight against loneliness in times of pandemic“. 12 school groups, culminating in the writing of thousands of letters that were later distributed to the elderly hospitalized at the Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho Hospital Center and to those residents of the municipality’s homes.
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