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More than 200 children and youth benefit from the performance of the project "Promoting Education" conducted by "The Candle" during the school year 2007/08 (12/08/2008)

The Collective for Social Promotion "The Candle" has made a positive assessment of the school year 2007/08, the "Project for Promoting Education for children and young people in social disadvantage" that developed over the last eleven years with the support of the Department of Education, as they have been over 200 people that have benefited from the provision of this service.

To get higher quality care to all people who need to use this resource, the project has been divided into two types of intervention: first develop individualized educational support tasks in the home of the child and on the other side 6 classrooms have adequate educational support group, located in different neighborhoods and schools.

According to reports from this group were 36 children of primary and 10 secondary school students who have benefited from an individualized educational support in their own homes, compared to children who have attended regularly during these classrooms six months have been a total group of 165, with the collaboration of more than 40 volunteers and 6 socio-educational professionals directly involved in the development of the project.

In addition to the quantitative data provided above, is to be noted that according to assessments from schools, they belong to the participants in this project has succeeded in improving the educational level of children, showing positive results such as a greater family involvement in education of children, increasing the time spent doing homework, better results in the final grades, etc..

Since the schools in the county, as indicated from Candil, has gotten a response and involvement in the "overwhelming", highlighting the importance that from the teaching staff and management is given to this resource, which undoubtedly complement the educational in those cases that need it most.

They have emphasized their support and coordinated work with the municipal technical education area, specifically the Plan responsible for truancy prevention, as well as technicians from related areas such as Social Services and Children and Youth.

Therefore, "The Candle" is grateful to all stakeholders listed above, which are involved in the development of social initiatives, and allow them to see the light and considered with the importance they actually have.

Finally, have highlighted the great sensitivity shown by the public authorities, namely the Department of Education of the City of Totana, in situations of social problems and school difficulties of its youngest citizens.

This project aims to achieve an improvement in the educational development and training of / the children and youth in the municipality that social difficulties added to their adaptation and school development, trying to motivate young people to study, through creating a series of guidelines and good habits, involving in the process of strengthening a large number of volunteers (mostly university students) who come to become the ideal reference for minors, and also having the invaluable collaboration of schools and involvement in the process of the child's family.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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