Recent news

Big Elephant goes official

Thursday February 18th 2016


On Thursday Februray 18th, the Big Elephant Foundation became official when we signed at the Public Notary in Alicante. 

Gracias Laura

Equinotherapy, Riding with Laura, February 11th


Big Elephant collaborated with Dutch Hockey Teams Amsterdam MB1 and Athena Heren 6 at the Adios Holanda stables on a horse riding initiation afternoon for people with disabilities with a group from the Centro de Día "El Puente" in ASPE. Thank you to everyone concerned for letting us participate in such a wonderful and unforgettable experience!





The Dutch hockey teams are taking part in a programme organised by Team Trip Alicante. They were accompanied during one of their training sessions with trainer Frank Balvers in the University sports facilities in San Vicente by the manager of Team Trip Alicante, Julie Linthorst, the Mayor of San Vicente, Jesús Villar, the Councillor for Sport, José Luis Lorenzo, and Irene Koch, founding president of Big Elephant.

​World Disability Day

Big Elephant Foundation December 3rd 2015

On Thursday December 3rd the European School of Alicante celebrated International Day of People with Disability, IDPwD, organised by Big Elephant and the disability awareness program Welcome Aboard L.U.C.A.S. in collaboration with the University Miguel Hernandez


Launch Presentation of Big Elephant

Big Elephant Foundation July 16/17 th 2015


On the 17th of July the Big Elephant Foundation was presentated in El Claustro of Alicante on a summer course organised by Fundación Emplea.


Irene Koch presented the big elephant in the room, her vision of the Big Elephant Foundation and told her own personal story.

Elephant in the room Competition

Big Elephant Foundation July 16 - Aug 16 2015


When we say there's a "big elephant in the room" it means that there is an obvious problem or awkward situation that no one is willing to discuss or even to acknowledge. 


In summer 2015 we organised a competition in which we invited people to write to us and share their views on their own Big Elephant in the room. Book prizes were awarded to all the winning participants.