Youngsters given a voice in Huercal-Overa on Costa de Almeria on World Children’s Day

PROPOSALS: The children brought up issues including improvements to education centres, leisure and sports areas and activities for outlying districts of the municipality. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

YOUNGSTERS in Huercal-Overa were given the opportunity to put forward their views and proposals at an event staged to mark the International Day for the Protection of Children today November 20.
Pupils from the municipal San Jose de Calasanz, Virgen del Rio, Principe Felipe, Profesor Tierno Galvan and the Las Estancias rural school took part in the gathering at the Teatro Villa, which was presided over by Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez and Education councillor Maria del Mar Meca.
Town Hall Secretary Ana Belen Caceres had responsibility for minuting the meeting, which was also attended by Yourth and Sports councillor Alejandro Campos.
Each school’s spokesperson informed the local authority government team representatives of their pre-prepared motions. From the different matters discussed a manifesto was drawn up on the general consensus, awareness-raising and environmental responsibility.
Among the proposals put forward were improvements to education centres, leisure and sports areas, activities for outlying districts of the municipality and service maintenance.
The Mayor stressed her administration put particular emphasis on issues such as “equality of opportunity for all our residents, whether they live in the town or one of the outlying areas.”
She said the council is “developing workshops and activities in several districts and our aim is to have an annual progamme in each.”
Fernandez mentioned environmental sustainability as another particular concern of her administration, referring to the importance of the collaboration of everyone.

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