In the preparation for the visit of 10,000 youth with disabilities coming to Madrid for the 2011 World Youth Day, volunteers are receiving special training as helpers for the handicapped.

The Alares Foundation signed an agreement with World Youth Day organizers and its collaborator, the Madrid Vivo Foundation, about a program to train volunteers in caring for those with disabilities.

The Alares Foundation is committed to teach the volunteers to aid disabled visitors in a way appropriate to their needs.

Javier Benavente, the foundation’s president, pointed out that the agreement “is a very great challenge of much importance and responsibility — one of the most important that the foundation has received,” reported the youth day organizers.

Among other things, this foundation is dedicated to the integration of disabled people in businesses.

The training will take place at several levels: general education for all the volunteers, and specific training for those who will be working directly with the handicapped.

MADRID, Spain, JULY 27, 2010 (Zenit.org)