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A total of 150 minors in vulnerable situations in our municipality will receive school kits through the Caixa Proinfancia Project (16/10/2020)

The mayor of Social Services and Oenegés, María Dolores Chumillas, stressed that "the objective of this initiative is that boys and girls can return to school in greater equality of conditions, having more possibilities to learn, grow and create their way towards a better future ". The councilor for Social Services and Oenegés of the City of Lorca, María Dolores Chumillas, presented, this morning, together with Alberto Sánchez, director of the Murcia Agro Sureste Business Area, a new solidarity campaign that consists of the delivery of school supplies kits for minors from vulnerable homes in our municipality. The Councilor for Social Services and Oenegés has detailed that "the Caixa Proinfancia Project has worked during 2019 in our municipality with social entities such as Cáritas, Red Cross and Cepaim, with a total of 857 children, corresponding to 452 families and with a investment of close to 800,000 euros through activities carried out such as educational reinforcement, leisure and free time, aid in school equipment and psychotherapeutic care.

In addition to educational workshops, aid for infant feeding, for infant hygiene and for glasses and hearing aids ". María Dolores Chumillas pointed out that "the" la Caixa "Foundation and CaixaBank make it easier for nearly 4,500 vulnerable minors in Murcia to return to school on a more equal footing, having greater opportunities to learn, grow and create their way to a better future". Chumillas Martínez has specified that "in Lorca school kits will be delivered for a total of 150 minors in vulnerable situations, with three different modalities to adapt to each educational cycle (preschool, primary and secondary), the kits include a backpack, a case (with multi-colored pen, pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener), colored pencils, highlighter pens, an A4 notebook, a set of rulers, a compass, a scientific calculator and an eco-friendly filing sleeve ". These lots will be distributed by social entities throughout the municipality that develop the CaixaProinfancia program, with the involvement of schools, public administrations and the CaixaBank branch network. Chumillas lamented that "the lack of economic resources that many families face has been aggravated by the social and economic crisis of COVID-19, affecting households that until now enjoyed a certain stability and that suddenly they have found themselves in more difficult circumstances, which has generated that more minors are at risk of vulnerability ". From the CaixaProinfancia program, Alberto Sánchez, director of the Murcia Agro Sureste Business Area, recalled that "in addition to the deliveries of school supplies kits, throughout the course he provides different educational aids to vulnerable families, such as reinforcement school or assisted study, leisure and free time activities, psychomotor support, speech therapy and school equipment ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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