Astur Foundation (Fundacion Astur)
The Astur Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that, respecting the wish of its founder, aspires to contribute to the progress of Uruguayan society in recognition of what it has generously received from it.
Initially, the Foundation has established two lines of action:
The development of activities aimed at serving vulnerable sectors of the population; AstUr's vocation is to accompany national policies in those tasks in which civil society organizations can contribute to the community, complementing public efforts.
To meet this objective, the Foundation develops projects and manages resources to finance them. In this initial stage, AstUr participates in improving the quality of life of the elderly, through the training of caregivers and companions and in activities that promote active and healthy aging.
The second axis of AstUr activities is the dissemination and discussion of key themes of the contemporary debate, contributing to the deepening of knowledge and reflection on the great challenges of today's world.
To fulfill this objective, the Foundation has organized, by way of example, symposia within the framework of the "Thinking the Future" cycle with the participation of world-class figures as well as workshops and seminars. The participation of young people is part of the priorities for action for the foundation.See more