Several families have hosted this summer Totana six Sahrawi children under the "holiday", five of whom have repeated previous experience in this county, and allowing them to enjoy leisure activities and free time, and medical examinations and treatment of pathologies were detected.
The mayor, Isabel Maria Sanchez, and the councilman of Social Care and Citizen Participation, Josefa Maria Sanchez, today offered a corporate reception children and host families in the hall of the Consistory.
The children stay with host families during July and August, living as a member of the family.
Peace Tourism Association and the Association of Solidarity with the Saharawi people of different municipalities support this program with the support of municipalities in the Region of Murcia.
This program aims to provide participants the opportunity to enjoy and experience during these months in a different environment to that of permanent tension arising from the war situation and shelter to which they are subjected, alienating children from the harsh living conditions in refugee camps.
Furthermore, it allows to raise awareness of the need for solidarity with other peoples situations and use to publicize the situation extremely precarious living in families and the Saharawi population in general.
In this way, children away during the summer of harsh living conditions in refugee camps, which are recorded very high temperatures and water shortages, food and medicine.
City officials have congratulated and thanked the host families for the effort made even more so at this time of crisis, they have to assume most of the costs of transfer and maintenance of children.
They also reported that the City, given the current economic situation, can only provide human and material resources to make your stay more enjoyable, so that will facilitate the participation of the six children in some program activities "Summer sports" during the second half of July and "Summer School", respectively.
Similarly, showed the willingness of the Consistory to be maintained by associations and NGO's projects and humanitarian activities, because "the times when we do not force us to subsidize."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana