Users of the Disability Day Centers of Totana have delivered to the Association of Merchants the Christmas ornamental details with which they will decorate these festivities their commercial establishments in this town, and that have been made by them during the last months.
Users of the Day Center for People with Intellectual Disability "José Moyá Trilla" and the Day Center for People with Mental Illness "Princess Letizia" have, guided by their monitors, these Christmas details for the sixth year in a row, which will serve to decorate the shops adhered to this association.
The Councilor for Social Welfare, Javier Baños, and the president of the Association of Merchants of Totana, Francisco Andreo, participated in this ceremony that was held at the Day Center for People with Mental Illness, which also had the presence of Ceramics Workshop monitor, Enrique Galindo.
This year the Christmas details have consisted of the preparation of a hundred Christmas ceramic mandalas within the occupational, Care and Rehabilitation program of both centers.
Users work with these Christmas decorative details, work skills such as effort, teamwork, psychomotor skills and creativity;
as well as improving knowledge and integration in the community giving visibility to
In addition, other faculties are promoted such as responsibility, completion of tasks, order and cleaning of spaces or teamwork;
At the same time it serves to develop the self-esteem of the participants and show the citizens the capacities and abilities of the users.
The mayor congratulated everyone for this initiative and especially congratulated the users and professionals of both day centers for their involvement and effort;
At the same time, he thanked the Merchants' Association for re-trusting the possibilities of the two day centers, serving as testimony to the work carried out jointly by professionals, family members and users.
In addition, the monitor of the Ceramics Workshop thanked the Department for its support in this type of collaboration initiatives with the Association of Merchants of Totana;
as well as Pedro Cánovas for donating altruist and selflessly clay to make these works possible and Francisco Javier Tudela of "Alfar Tudela" to bake the enamels in works of this magnitude.
He also explained the work procedure and techniques used to prepare these Christmas details.
For his part, the president of the Association of Merchants thanked the magnificent work developed by the users of the two centers;
and said that it is a pride for this entity to dispose of its works in the establishments attached to this association.
Finally, he announced that they will take these works to the General Directorates of Crafts and Commerce so that they are exposed in the Regional Administration;
and he hoped that this initiative will be maintained over time by continuing next year.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana