Axarquia schools join citizen participation program

TRAINING: Axarquia schools sign up for the Children’s Agora Project to encourage citizen participation. Source: Facebook

SCHOOLS in Axarquia are participating in the Children’s Agora Project designed to encourage citizen participation amongst the schoolchildren.

The program, organised through the University of Malaga and Huelva and with assistance from the Global Local Consortium Association and funding from the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol Axarquia, has welcomed three new municipalities to its roster.

The president of the Association of Municipalities, Jose Juan Jimenez welcomed on Thursday 31 October schools in Colmenar, Moclinejo and Canillas de Albaida to the project.

The courses are designed to encourage children at a young age to analyse their home villages infrastructure, facilities and activities and to promote proactive thinking for municipal issues.

“It is fundamental that children learn the value of citizen participation, that they know that their opinion counts now and the rest of their lives.” Explained Jiménez

“This project is having considerable success in the schools where we have had it, which aims to enhance their culture and democratic citizenry,” he continued.

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