A new Adeje project is asking the children and young people in Adeje’s primary and secondary schools to use their skills to work on designing the Adeje of their future. This initiative is the work of an ‘expert group’ made up of children of different ages from the borough, as well as families and representatives of different groups and collectives.
“We are in a process of building the future for our children. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s adults and that’s why we want them to be part and parcel of this process. We want them to think, to dream, to imagine the Adeje they want in the future. And then we want them to explain their ideas to us, to let us know what is important for them in their lives and what needs to change”, explained the councillor responsible for the mayor’s department and conviviality, Zebenzui Chinea Linares.
The participative workshops that are being held in schools are with students of third and sixth classes in primary schools in Adeje, with children being asked to outline their projected view of a town where children are happy. In parallel a group of children of between 12 to 15 years of age is coming together to look at similar ideas and develop plans to make these ideas into reality.
Adeje council has made sure that the project design is open to the public and adaptable to new ideas and proposals. “Every new suggestion will enhance the overall proposal. We want this to evolve into a movement that will grow, with the enthusiasm of the people of Adeje, who will make it their blueprint for the future of the borough”, the councillor added.
After the conclusions of each group have been received a children’s conference will be planned, “where all the ideas will be shared and where strategies to move ahead will be designed along with the people who have participated in the process, to ensure that the dreams of Adeje’s young people can be realised”.
Anyone who would like to join in the project can find our more information at the School of Security and Conviviality in Las Nieves or by phoning 922 775190.