The territorial delegate for Education and Sport in Almería, Antonio Jiménez, accompanied by the Head of the Sports Service, Antonio Hernández, has visited Gérgal, one of the four municipalities in Almería, together with Macael, Gérgal and Carboneras, which has benefited from the subsidies that the Regional Ministry has granted to local entities for the promotion of sports infrastructures. The actions, which have a maximum execution period of 18 months, have a total amount of more than 746,000 euros, of which just over 474,000 will be paid by the Junta de Andalucía.
As Jiménez explained, the aim of this line of aid is to renovate and improve existing sports facilities to guarantee citizens’ access to sporting activities, as well as their maintenance. In the case of the Gérgal Town Hall, it will receive 77,000 thousand euros to improve the covered pavilion.
The other actions will be carried out in Macael for the adaptation of the football field and football field 7 and the conditioning of the outdoor sports courts with an allocation of 12,000 euros. For its part, the Town Hall of María will have 107,430 euros for the refurbishment of the municipal swimming pool. And in Carboneras 169,998 thousand euros will be allocated for the football field and 7-a-side football pitch.
Miguel Guijarro, mayor of the municipality of Gérgal, stressed that this investment is “the result of working together to achieve objectives that benefit the citizens and which also help to continue implementing major infrastructures”. The regional delegate and the councillor also agreed “on the need to promote the culture of effort and overcoming difficulties through sport”, and both the councillors for Education and Sports have also raised with the delegate the various demands of the municipality, ranging from the need for a morning class and canteen service to the need to improve the municipal swimming pool.
In this line, Antonio Jiménez recalled initiatives of the Regional Ministry of Education and Sport such as the creation of the Mentor 10 Programme, a strategic project that progressively and at different levels brings training in values and the promotion of healthy habits to the school-age population and, at the same time, constitutes a significant boost for the training of Andalusian sporting talent, thanks to 21 mentors who will guide them in the initial phase of their sporting careers.
In addition, the Andalusian Government has expanded the range of educational programmes for the 2021/22 academic year, as Antonio Jiménez pointed out, promoting health “to be the central axis of the projects of the centres” with the expansion of Creciendo en Salud, Educar con 3 Ces and the creation of the Andalusian Network of Health Promoting Schools.