On April 7, 2022, Queen Letizia of Spain, 49, traveled to the Riojaforum in Logroño to present a very special award. This is the prize in the “Social” category of the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) 2022. This Foundation was created in 2009. It bears the name of one of the titles of the heiress to the throne. It is King Felipe VI of Spain, 54, who is the honorary president of the FPdGi on behalf of Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Girona. The Foundation works to support young people for both professional and personal development. It also focuses mainly on the search for young talent.
Prizes are also awarded by the foundation. Prizes which are accompanied by a reward of 20,000 euros for each winner. Five categories are subject to these awards: “arts and letters, business, scientific research, social, international”. Queen Letizia of Spain was responsible for delivering the Social category award to Logroño. This prize is a reward for young people who have succeeded in creating and promoting social projects.
Queen Letizia of Spain proclaimed the name of the winner
This event began with the meeting between 25 young people and the winners of previous years. It was alongside the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Pilar Alegría, that Queen Letizia of Spain presented herself at this award ceremony. A round table opened this ceremony of proclamation of the FPdGi 2022 Social Prize. A “Generación Propósito” meeting which was moderated by Mohamed El Amrani, winner of 2014, and Luz Rello, winner of 2016. A psychologist as well as a representative of a recruitment agency were also present during this exchange.
It was Queen Letizia of Spain who announced the name of the winner before presenting him with the prize. For this 2022 edition, the winner of the Social Prize 2022 is Claudia María Tecglen García, psychologist. This young woman explained her journey and her fight. She had explained in particular that she had suffered from infantile cerebral palsy. A course that deserves much praise.
Queen Letizia of Spain © Zuma Press