Disability champion to speak in Adeje
Pablo Pineda Ferrer, teacher, writer and actor, is known to be the first European with Down syndrome to obtain a university degree.
He will be the inaugural speaker of the XXVII edition of the Summer University of Adeje with the lesson “First person diversity.”
The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, July 19th at 11 am at the Adeje Convent and will be attended by new management teams from both the University of La Laguna and Adeje council, which are currently in separate electoral processes.
Pablo Pineda is undoubtedly one of the most influential people with functional diversity in Spain and Latin America. As a speaker, he has spoken to commissioners around the world in forums such as the UN and the ILO as the representative of the 1000 million people with functional diversity in the world.
Pablo Pineda was born in Malaga in 1974 and since 2010 has worked as a diversity consultant at the Adecco Foundation developing different tasks of dialogue, awareness and training aimed at companies and society in general with the aim of eliminating barriers that hinder the participation of people with disability in the labour market.