The Christmas School, work and family reconciliation program that promotes the Collective for Social Promotion "El Candil" with the collaboration of the Department of Youth, began today and is held until January 3, coinciding with the period of school holidays Christmas, and responding to a social and educational demand that many families in the municipality have during this time of year.
A total of 100 children between 3 and 12 years old participate in this new program for free.
This is carried out, as in previous years, at La Cruz and Santiago schools, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
and it is also offered, for those families that need it, morning time extension, from 8:00 am and evening, until 3:00 pm, respectively.
The gratuity of the service is possible by virtue of the direct subsidy granted to the City Council of Totana, and which is funded by the European Social Fund 2014/2020 and the Ministry of Women, Equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy of the Autonomous Community of the Murcia region.
This year amounts to 10,509 euros, this being the fourth consecutive year that the municipality benefits from this aid.
The purpose of the program is to provide services for reconciling work and private life in the municipality and cover the needs of children while their parents are working or receiving training for employment, and to make it possible, it is necessary to develop actions that will allow to balance their employment with family and personal development in a balanced way.
The contract for the realization of this project has been awarded, through a hiring process, to the Collective for Social Promotion "El Candil", an entity with long experience and extensive experience in performing these services.
Participants will work in the conciliation service on Christmas holidays, among others, health education and physical activity, popular games, audiovisual communication and ICTs, sustainable development and environment, promotion of creativity and education in values.
In addition, they will also develop activities related to emotional intelligence, education for diversity and equal opportunities, coexistence and relationship in community, solidarity and commitment and knowledge, and knowledge about the theme "Christmas in the world", with a broad program of training and pedagogical actions.
With the launch of this service, it is intended to reconcile work, family and personal life;
meet the demand and existing need for leisure activities during the Christmas holidays (sports, leisure and outdoor activities, educational reinforcement, craft workshops and creative expression; and activities that promote gender equality, education in values â€‹â€‹and of healthy habits.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana