Jury leader Javier Fernandez Fernandez has announced the winner of the Concord Award. The eighth and final prize presented by the Prince of Asturias Foundation for 2013.
The accolade honours individuals or organisations, which defend human rights, promote peace and solidarity and the protection of heritage.
The 2013 Concord Award award goes to ONCE the Spain’s National Organisation for the Blind.
ONCE formed in 1938 just before the end of the Spanish Civil War centralised services for the blind and visually impaired in Spain.
The organisation provides services from education to employment, rehabilitation to reading services.
ONCE is a self funding organisation, selling tickets for its own lottery. There are 63,000 members with 17,000 selling tickets on Spanish streets.
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