Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award

The winner was chosen for his continuous, coherent and committed entrepreneurial work

Born in Gijón in 1981, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro has always been linked to community initiatives in the neighbourhood where he lives, promoting all kinds of social projects with a focus on solidarity and transformation. For five years he led the youth and social promotion area of the Marianao Foundation in Sant Boi de Llobregat, during which time he promoted some emblematic projects that have won the organisation several awards, such as the alternative youth leisure programme “Project VPK” and the “ESFERA, Young social entrepreneurship promoter” project, in which more than sixty young people are currently participating by promoting actions to improve their surroundings.

His professional and personal experience took on a new dimension especially from 2010, when he assumed leadership of the organisation Mar de Niebla in Gijón, where he is running a global community project to fight against inequality and poverty. In just under three years, this initiative has become a reference project in the La Calzada neighbourhood of the city of Gijón, assisting more than 1000 people per year.


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