This morning, you may have noticed something different when you walked out of the door of your home. You might have encountered people on the metro or on your street with a hat, jacket, glasses or jeans inside out. Checking your Facebook or Twitter pages, you might have seen that people have turned their photos upside down. At school or work, people might be talking a little more than usual about solidarity and working for a better world.
But, what is going on?
All of these small gestures have to do with the fact that today, the 24th of May, is Día SOMOS, a long awaited day where 35 Spanish NGOs and thousands of citizens come together to celebrate the impact of solidarity. It is a day to recognize and thank those who collaborate with NGOs and whose contribution helps to make the world a better place. Today, in schools, businesses, and organizations across the country, people are turning things upside down in order to show that together we can do something to fight the injustices that continue to exist in our world.
A report carried out by Bain & Company in the framework of the campaign demonstrated that for every 1 euro invested in NGOs, the return on investment is equal to 9 Euros. This means that your contribution to an NGO has a multiplying effect in our society and helps to address injustices such as poverty, illness, hunger, conflict, illiteracy, and much more.
We want to thank all of the #gentesomos who have made this day possible, and who have contributed to helping organizations like Salud por Derecho do our part to turn injustices upside down.
Take a look at our some photos from the street action in Callao.