Tackling Truancy

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Adeje will be the headquarters for the “I Forum To Improve Coexistence and Prevention of Truancy” organised by the Tenerife Cabildo, the University of La Laguna and the eight South Tenerife councils.
The forum will work to unite different initiatives within the education community to offer a specialised service to benefit students in each zone. The campaign will also call upon support from the regional department of education and FECAM, the Canarian Towns Federation.
There will be two classroom sessions each of five hours duration and another online session of 25 hours. The classroom sessions will take place in the Adeje cultural centre on November 28th 2013 and January 22nd 2014 from 12 midday to 2pm, and among those in attendance will be those involved in truancy, education, coexistence, youth and citizen participation programmes. The participation of members of the public and teachers from the primary and secondary cycles as well as heads of schools. Those involved in working with families and young people are also invited to take part.
Adeje education councillor Andrés Pérez Ramos remarked that “in Adeje we are constantly looking for solutions that won’t just benefit our own borough, but society as a whole. The creation of this forum will allow us improve the extent of attention we are paying to students and, importantly, will help us create a network with those working directly within the field of promoting coexistence.
Pérez Ramos added that it was important to work together in this regard, establishing joint criteria so that needs could be better met. He also said that it wasn’t the first time that councils from South Tenerife were working together for a common educative aim. “This is something we do frequently as we all understand that our mission is to find workable viable solutions to the different problems that arise when tackling school truancy and promoting harmonious coexistence in our schools and centres”.
To take part in these training days (which will be held in Spanish) you must register via email, absentismoescolarcae@gmail.com. You can also call 922.317.947 for more information, from 9am to midday, and registration is free.