El Gra de Blat NGO, translated into English as “The Grain of Wheat” was created as an organization in September 2009 in Barcelona, as a result of the interest of a group of people sensitized with the social problems in their immediate environment and who were interested in providing practical solutions for the eradication of these problems.
Initially, the main task of EL GRA DE BLAT NGO was to receive and distribute food in the Sants neighbourhood. Its motto is related to each person contributing “their grain” so that the most vulnerable in our community can have a plate of food on the table. This motto may be comparable to the popular saying:
“Many small people in small places doing small things can change the world” (E. Galeano).
In the years after the creation of El Gra de Blat NGO, the entity’s volunteers saw the need to develop new services and projects to continue supporting and accompanying people in social exclusion, improving their situation.
Thus, among other services, El Llapis Solidari (Solidarity Pencil) and the Tutti-Frutti Summer Camp were started, aimed at children and teenagers in our community that have economic difficulties and cannot afford school supplies and or the opportunity to have fun and learn during the summer holidays.