The delegate of the Government of the Junta de Andalucía in Almería, Maribel Sánchez Torregrosa, has visited the Guadalinfo centre in the municipality of Cantoria together with the mayoress of this town, Purificación Sánchez. The head of the Economic Cooperation Service, Daniel Torres, and the provincial coordinator of the Fernando de los Ríos Consortium, M.ª Dolores Alcaraz, also took part in this tour of the Guadalinfo Network facilities.
During the visit, Torregrosa highlighted the “important role that Guadalinfo centres play in inland municipalities, as they are a key tool for the population’s access to new technologies”. In this sense, she highlighted “the boost that the Andalusian Government is going to give to digitalisation in the autonomous community and in Almeria thanks to the Andalucía Vuela Plan”. The delegate explained that “this Plan is going to be supported by the network of more than 760 centres which, together with the Fernando de los Ríos Consortium, are deployed throughout Andalusia”. For Torregrosa, “centres like this one in Cantoria are a guarantee of equal opportunities in every corner of our province, and thanks to Andalucía Vuela the benefits will reach all the municipalities”.
The delegate thanked all the users and the facilitators for “the great work they do in promoting the socio-cultural activities of the municipality of Cantoria, which serve to raise awareness of the history and richness of its heritage”. In particular, Sánchez Torregrosa wanted to highlight “the work that Andrés Carrillo and Diego Piñero have been doing in this centre since its beginnings”.
The Guadalinfo centre in this town in the Almanzora region carries out activities that have transcended the centre itself, such as ‘Patrimonio Humano Almeriense’, which arose from an initiative during the months of confinement called Museo Vivo, where users recreated works of art from their homes, especially by Almerian authors. These recreations were published on Guadalinfo’s Facebook page and the high participation of users from Cantoria stands out. The blog https://patrimoniohumanoalmeriense.blogspot.com/ and an album on the Guadalinfo Facebook page where the works are uploaded were created for wider dissemination and have had more than 10,000 visits.
Another of the activities that has been developed is ‘A la Antigua Usanza’, an initiative aimed at remembering, through the use of digital photography, traditional trades and customs carried out by children and characterised with old clothes and utensils. https://almeriaisdifferent.com/la-antigua-usanza-exposicion/.
Almería Pueblo a Pueblo’ is another of the initiatives carried out at the Guadalinfo Centre in Cantoria and which has served to promote tourism in the municipalities of the province through social networks. Through the Facebook website, the most popular tourist sites, selected by the residents themselves as ambassadors of their territory, are collected. https://blog.guadalinfo.es/guadalinfo-cantoria-crea-almeria-pueblo-a-pueblo-album-fotografico-turistico-y-colaborativo-para-promocionar-la-provincia-en-la-red/
Another activity developed in this centre is ‘Piedra Yllora’, a cultural and history magazine published annually by the Cultural Association of the same name and the Guadalinfo centre of Cantoria. Its founders were Andrés Carrillo Miras, promoter of the Centre together with Amparo García and Caridad Oller, users of the Guadalinfo of Cantoria.