By Cathy Elelman • 18 November 2019 • 11:00
PURPOSE: The event aimed to encourage local-level initiatives which promote the rights and obligations of children, helping to build a fairer and more equal society.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa
THE focus was firmly on the rights of children at the 4th Provincial Meeting of Infancy Friendly Towns hosted by Huercal-Overa.
More than 60 youngsters from the Vera, Vicar and Huercal-Overa Local Councils of Infancy and Adolescents took part in the event, which was promoted by the Diputacion de Almeria, with the collaboration of UNICEF and Huercal-Overa council.
They spent the day taking part in a series of activities, including forums and a fun gymkhana in the municipal park.
Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez got the day underway, telling the children she hoped they would find it “enriching”, and that “with your voice you guide us to continue working and promoting different actions on the rights of children.”
The overall aim of the event was to encourage local-level initiatives which promote the rights and obligations of children, helping to build a fairer and more equal society.
Huercal-Overa obtained the Infancy Friendly Town Stamp in 2018, a recognition which lasts for four years, and which can then be renewed.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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