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City officials are six Saharawi children and families that receive totaneras through the program "Holiday in peace" during the months of July and August (08/07/2008)

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, and Council of Citizen Participation and Development Cooperation, Juan Carrion Tudela, and Youth, Josefa María Sánchez, have undertaken an institutional reception to welcome the six children from Saharawi camps Tindouf, where they are received, since 1 July, six other families in the municipality.

This solidarity action, which was also attended by the president and secretary of the Association of Friends of the Saharawi people, Salvador Jara and Andrew Esparza, and intercultural mediator, Boicha Liman, is part of the "Holidays in peace", which carried out within the municipality for more than ten years.

This program, conducted by the Association in collaboration with the Department of Cooperation and Development of the City of Totana, which has been brewing for twelve years in almost all Spanish regions, this issue only in Murcia t6an host to 140 children, as there are a total of eight municipalities benefiting from this initiative.

The program is designed for families who want to share their lives with children who were born in the Sahara from disadvantaged backgrounds by welcoming during the summer months at home.

With the implementation of this project, "Holidays in peace," explained Carrión Tudela "is to alienate the children from the harsh living conditions in refugee camps during the summer, providing the opportunity to enjoy and live for two months in an environment different from the constant tension resulting from the war situation and shelter to which they are subjected, provide for your stay to overcome shortcomings of health and nutrition and enhance their knowledge of Spanish, "among others.

In this way, the mayor of Totana noted that "help raise awareness of Totana of the need for solidarity with the situation of others less fortunate peoples, is one of the main objectives of the City of Totana.

Thus, expressed his satisfaction at being able ocntirnuir with this project and that "taking these children during the months of July and August will be a valuable gesture of solidarity with the families as part of a sister country, whose people survive harsh conditions. "

In this edition, the Hall has made great efforts to show solidarity with this initiative with the contribution of 8,500 euros, to subsidize the minimum freight and care for more than a hundred Saharawi children will be welcomed during the summer.

During the stay of children will be activities and meetings by each association and in coordination with the Saharawi delegation Murcia, and organize a central concentration, which will serve as a farewell, during the last fortnight of August.

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