Andalucia children’s proposals and opinions showcased in exhibition taking to the road on the Costa Almeria

FOCUS: The views and ideas put forward by youngsters representing local children and adolescents in their areas form a central part of the exhibition CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria

A NEW exhibition showcasing the proposals and opinions of Andalucia’s children is set to tour the province.
The provincial government Family delegate Carmen Belen Lopez and the Almeria province UNICEF representative Francisco Molina presented the ‘Participacion Infantil en Andalucia’ earlier this week.
They explained it covers all the different initiatives across the region in which children participate as part of the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities programme.
There are currently four provincial locations which are part of the programme: Almeria city, Huercal-Overa, Vicar and Vera, and Alhama de Almeria and Adra are working on joining.
The touring exhibition features 13 illustrated panels selected by the UNICEF Andalucia Committee from among hundreds of initiatives carried out by the region’s Infancy and Adolescence Local Councils.
Six of the panels focus on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Others centre on the views and ideas put forward by councils’ young members to local authorities in representation of the youth of their areas.
The exhibition will travel to 15 municipalities, starting in Fondon next week, and going on to Canjayar, Bayarcal, Arboleas, Tijola, Bayarque, Vera, Antas, Sorbas, Abrucena, Abla, Rioja, Huercal de Almería, Benahadux and Alhama de Almería between now and the beginning of April.
The Family delegate said she hoped the exhibition will “motivate child participation and show in the municipalities the importance of having a voice and of being listened to.”

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