A total of 3,700 children from 74 municipalities in the province of Almeria are enjoying the Summer Schools during the month of July thanks to the Community Social Services of the Provincial Council. This was revealed by the vice-president and deputy for Social Welfare, Ángeles Martínez, during a visit to the 79 pupils from Benahadux who are taking part in the traditional summer camp promoted by the Provincial Institution.
Accompanied by the Mayoress, Noelia Damián, the Vice-President was able to see first-hand the programme of training, leisure and activities provided by the Provincial Council through financial aid to town councils in municipalities with up to 20,000 inhabitants, and closed this fundamental resource for promoting work-life balance. This year, the number of children benefiting from these grants, which amount to 130,000 euros, has increased by 700.
The vice-president of the Almeria Provincial Council has highlighted the importance of these “transcendental and necessary” projects in order to provide coverage for families. The activities aimed at children are very varied: handicrafts, school reinforcement, swimming pool, sports games, among others, and are taught by professionals with experience in recreational-educational activities.
Ángeles Martínez highlighted “the important work of this resource provided by the Provincial Council to settle the population in the province of Almería, equalising opportunities, supporting families and promoting work and family reconciliation. Thanks to the Provincial Council, local councils can carry out their schools and children can stay in summer in their municipalities, enjoying their leisure time and further improving their education”.
For her part, Noelia Damián thanked the Provincial Council for its support in making this “fundamental” activity possible for the reconciliation of these families. “We successfully completed the 2022 summer school and we would like to thank the Diputación for its support to the municipality, which has many children. We are in continuous institutional collaboration and we will continue to work together to improve the quality of life of families,” he explained.
The objectives of the Summer Schools promoted by the Provincial Council in these 74 municipalities are:
Encourage the development of resources and personal skills for coexistence and social integration.
To support working families in reconciling their work and family life.
To develop actions to support learning.
In the case of Benahadux, 79 children between the ages of 3 and 12 took part in this Summer School, which received 3,100 euros in funding to enable it to be carried out. The presentation of the diplomas took place in the CEIP Padre Manjón.