Adeje’s top ten students are going to Cork

Ten of Adeje’s top secondary school students will spend two weeks in Ireland this summer

The winners of Adeje ‘Young Talent’ competition have been announced – the students have all been recognised for their excellent grades and other contributions to the town during the academic year. The students have been chosen from the borough’s public schools.

This year, as well as recognising the effort the students have put into exams and class subjects, contributions to other areas of life, social work, helping others, etc, have also been taken into account.

The ten lucky students, who will be spending two weeks in Cork, in Ireland this summer, are María Magdalena Rodríguez Linares, Amaya González Sola, Kitana Desvignes, Jing Li Li, Alba Rey Merino, Ayoub Bachaou Mohamed, Laura Michelle Ziegler, Atenea Gloria Rodríguez Mendoza, Ainoha González López and Víctor José Arzola Murillo. They were told details of the award this week in the Adeje youth centre, by the councillor for youth Zebenzui Chinea Linares.

The two-week stay in Cork will see the ten winners, accompanied by members of the Adeje youth team, enjoy leisure time, with residents, families and students from Cork, as well as improving their English with an intensive language course.

 

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A busy year for the youth centre

Adeje Youth Centre registered over 19,000 visits last year

The Adeje department of youth, under Councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, has released details of last year’s events and participation by the younger Adeje generation, with over 19,000 visits to the municipal young club during the 12-month period. The department organised 569 events during year.

“Adeje’s young people use the centre as their own, as a meeting place, as somewhere they know they can access a range of services of real interest to them”, said the councillor, who added that the “increase in visits is also down to the diversification of events we are organising”. In fact, there were almost eight thousand more visits in 2018 than in 2017.

Of those who dropped into and used the centre last year, over 7,000 were young women, over 11,000 young men, with 14-16-year olds the most represented age group although there are a healthy number of over 20s who use the centre for activities as well.

Among the kind of events and activities planned and organised by the centre are training, entertainment and courses designed to improve quality of life. One of the most popular and used service has been a mobile service with young people from the department travelling to different parts of the borough offering information and activities for local youth.

Young secondary school students also find a home in the youth centre and the council’s initiative, to reward them for academic as well as social prowess has been welcomed by the borough’s school goers. This year up to 10 students will be travelling to Cork, in Ireland, to take part in a 2-week summer camp, staying with families, with flights and accommodation paid for.

Sporting and creative activities work to help our young people explore other parts of their talents as well as giving them a space to work on improving their quality of life. The ‘invention galley’ is a favourite among many users of the centre, inviting participants to share their writings, literature, poetry, and get to know the work of others. In this way they can get to appreciate the writings of Canarian authors as well as those from the rest of Spain and beyond.

‘El Puntito’ is for 12-15 year olds and includes training workshops and talks designed to help young people work and have fun together, through arts and crafts, excursions, exhibitions, etc, all with the aim of improving harmony and social awareness among the borough’s younger generation. There are also aids to help young people make better use of their free time, while encouraging integration within the community.

The youth centre’s multi-use halls are popular as are the studios for rehearsal and recording, the study areas are well used, as are the virtual zones, the dance space and the outdoor terrace, as much by individuals as by the many groups and associations who are frequent visitors to the centre.

Lithuanian authors in Adeje

New works from  Edmundas Malūkas and Nijolé Narmontaité were officially launched last week

The Adeje Centre for social harmony (Convivencia) recently hosted the presentation of new works by two Lithuanian authors – the Lithuanian community have a growing resident group here in Adeje.
Edmundas Malukas’ book is an historic novel telling the story of the  Vytautas the Great and his wife Ona, who lived at the end of the 14th century in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania which stretched down to the Black Sea  – during this period in history the  Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest state in Europe.

The second book is by actress Nijolé Narmontaité, who has said that much of the book was written during her time in Tenerife last winter.

Both presentations were organsied by the Lithuanian bookshop Knygu Namai Tenerifeje and representatives from the local Casa Lithuania community and the Adeje council.  Councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linareas told the audience that there were in “a space dedicted to cultural exchange, learning and enrichment”, welcoming the intetgration of the Lithunain community, and thanking them for allowing us learn more about their culture.

 

 

Fotografías: Silva Zebrauskaite-Ryazanova