More than a hundred people of gypsy ethnicity, among children and adults, participate in a program of workshops of various kinds that, sponsored by the City of Cieza, will be extended until May to promote the social integration of these people.
In the words of Melba Miņano, Councilor for Social Policies, the objective of this program is "to attend, accompany, care for and encourage this group, the gypsy community, so vulnerable to society."
The workshops, which are held in the municipal facilities that the City Council has in the housing complex of Molinico de la Huerta and in the center 'Las Morericas', are directed in the morning to adults, mainly women, and in the afternoon to kids.
The social worker Toņi Penalva explains that these training actions address areas such as recycling, healthy habits, school support, acquisition of social skills, drug dependence, functional autonomy, sewing, nature, crafts, etc., as well as the development of outings and excursions to know the sociocultural environment of the city.
"Everything that has to do with promoting normalcy in these people and integration using community resources."
A new workshop on skills and habits for employment will be added next February.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza