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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Finding the job you really want!

Adeje hosting Open Space event in employment push

The Adeje council, in partnership with a number of the borough’s private companies, in initiating an employment project ‘AUGE’ (the management of employment and entrepreneurship for higher education graduates). The project is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 35 who have completed a third level course or professional training course but are either unemployed or in a job that is not right, given the education and training they have undertaken.

Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said, “we need to increase the number of young people in our productive network, without young people there is no future; we do have an important group of young educated graduates and now we need to help them find work that is appropriate, work that will guarantee them the kind of professional values they seek, that offers them professional emancipation”.

The Global Jobs Pact is a set of balanced and realistic policy measures that countries, with the support of regional and multilateral institutions, can adopt to ease the impact of the crisis and accelerate recovery in employment. Adopted in June 2009 by the International Labour Organization, it calls on its member States to put decent work opportunities at the core of their crisis responses. It addresses the social impact of the global crisis on employment and proposes job-centred policies for countries to adapt according to their national needs.

The pact states, “The damage to employment created by the financial and economic crisis has caused hardship to many working women and men, families and communities, and worsened poverty. It has threatened the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, weakened middle classes, heightened risks to social cohesion and eroded the confidence of decision-makers. Recovery will not be sustainable unless jobs are created and maintained. With 45 million young people are entering the workforce annually, 300 million new jobs need to be created …just to keep up with the growth in the labour force.”

AUGE is designed to meet the needs of our qualified young people who are finding it difficult to find work that they have studied or trained for. There is a lack of possibilities open to them to develop their capabilities, leading to many taking the decision to emigrate.

 

The I Open Space event will bring together graduates, qualified young people and potential employers. Taking place in the Hotel Victoria in Costa Adeje this Friday (May 3rd) at 5pm, the opening address will be given by Juan Verde, president of the Fundación Advanced Leadership and ex-undersecretary of state to President Obama. There will be a seres of round-table discussions led by various persons in the business, training and employment field, including Xiomara Méndez, creator of the job seeking Canarian webpage, www.enbuscade.org, and Ana Gallardo, professor and mentor in the MentorDay company.

During the evening attendees will also have a chance to present themselves to company representatives in attendance, include people from Dekbera, the Spring Hotel group, Crea Solutions, and Ikea among others. They will be there to chat and accept CVs from anyone interested in working with them.

The event is free, but you should register. More information and registration online, http://www.adeje.es/adejeimpulsa/agenda/9083-open-space-encuentro-de-personas-con-formacion-superior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Adeje to Cork for top students

 

 

The winners of the Adeje talented youth 2019 competition will be going to Ireland

 

Adeje council, through the offices of department of youth under councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, has just announced details of the third year of awards for the borough’s most talented young people, given annually to a number of top students from Adeje’s secondary schools and to those who are being recognised for their contribution to the collective wellbeing of their local community.

“This year we are going a bit further with the prize we will be awarding, as this year we are extending the awards to those who have also dedicated themselves to some form of social service in the community, contributing to a balance of social and educative equality” commented Zebenzui Chinea.

The prize this year has been chosen to reinforce the education of the young winners, and is a two-week summer camp in Cork, in Ireland, accompanied by specialised personnel from the department of youth. The trip will be from the 6th to the 20th of July and the prize includes flights, transfers and the two-week stay.

“We in the department of youth believe that any investment in education is important and language skills are fundamental for further studies these days, even more so when we live in a zone that welcomes millions of tourists every year”, said the councillor.

The winners (up to a maximum of ten persons) are chosen at the end of the 2018/2019 academic year from students who will be finishing studies in either of the Adeje public secondary schools, I.E.S Adeje or I.E.S Galeón based on their studies or ‘social commitment’.

The idea to reward students in the borough arose with the objective being to recognise dedication to studies, place value on excellence, and underline the need for academic progress among students. “We are working to promote quality training for our students in secondary education and incentivise our young people to continue with their studies when they have completed basic obligatory classes”, added councillor Linares. The addition, this year, of the ‘social commitment’ category is in recognition of the fact that this is also a very important facet in the development and education of young people, on the road to a more integrated approach to education.

 

 

 

 

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School materials assistance 2018-2019


The Adeje council have published the norms for applying for schools materials assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year. This applies to students in infants, primary, and secondary school, as well as students taking ”Bachillerato’ and basic professional training courses, who are resident in Adeje.
The period for applying for assistance is from November 19th to December 17th and full information and the forms to be filled in can be downloaded from the official Adeje webpage in the ‘education’ section.
Documents that you will need will include:
Passport or Spanish residency documents of the student and the parent/guardian.
Income-related papers (wage slips, most recent tax returns) for the family – that will apply to everyone who is registered on the Adeje ‘padrón’ as living in the family home. This is because the subsidies are means-tested.
You will also be asked for information regarding the number of adults in the house who may be currently unemployed, in receipt of assistance, or information regarding disabilities, pensions, etc.
The office will also require details of your mortgage or a copy of your rental contract.

(More information, in Spanish http://www.adeje.es/educacion/becas-y-ayudas/3427-ayudas-para-material-escolar-curso-2018-2019)

 

First stone in vocational training centre laid

 

 

 

The president of the regional government, Fernando Clavijo and the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, laid a ceremonial stone at the new CIFP (Integrated Centre for Professional Training) in Adeje. Work began on the construction of the third level centre in July and is scheduled to take 22 months.

The centre will be on the Calle Lisboa close to El Madroñal and the Gran Sur shopping centre, and will be offering training for up to 500 students in areas such as hotel management and tourism, agro-food industries, IT and communication.  The land was actually ceded for construction in 2014 and Adeje council asked the regional government to proceed with planning and permissions. That was licenced in 2017 with 85% of funding coming from the European Regional Development fund (FEDER).

 

“This is a vitally important infrastructure and will give us a new training tool which will increase accessibility to professional positions for our population”, said mayor Rodríguez Fraga.  However he did add, “this isn’t enough though – we have many many students who need improved access to ensure they are in an optimum position when it comes to job seeking”.  Also present at the ceremonial stone laying were heads of of the education department Ana Dorta, Jonathan Martín and  Manuel Jorge, as well as Adeje councillors,  Adolfo Alonso, Carmen Rosa González and Andrés Pérez.

The new centre, the CIFP, will become a reference point for professional training in the south of the island, with an expected influx of students from Santiago del Teide to Granadilla.

Fernando Clavijo underlined the “backing the regional government is giving to increase professional training options throughout the islands to meet the need of an increasingly demanding market”.   He added that they were here to meet the demands of the student community in the south of Tenerife who needed a first-class professional training institution of this kind.

 

 

The new centre will be a four-storey building with class-rooms and practical areas to meet the educative needs of all of the courses that will be on offer.

 

 

 

 

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Back to school (at last!)

Adeje council, through the departments of Education, Works, and Social Services (headed by Adolfo Alonso Ferrera and Esther Rivero Vargas) has been busy during the summer months, and last week the two councillors visited the boroughs’ six public schools to view for themselves the reformation work that has been carried out in each centre.

“With the improvements we are not simply meeting the needs of our education centres, but working to improve student safety in school and upgrading classrooms and recreation zones”, said the councillors.

All of the six primary public schools have been painted, damp treated, tiles and lights replaced.  The work has also seen an improvement in playgrounds, toilets, including better conditions for those students with mobility issues, and where relevant, work on school farms has also been completed.

 

The cost of the work is in the region of €80 thousand and further work is on the cards during the Christmas holidays in December.  The councillors said that being able to schedule work twice a year means the council can attend to school needs in a more efficient manner.

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Adeje Summer University – courses and workshops


Below is a short summary of the courses and workshops that are running during the Adeje Summer University next week – all courses are in Spanish. Courses run over three days, mornings from 9am – 2pm, (unless otherwise stated) with a one hour break. The workshops are single day classes from 4pm – 8pm. Registration details: http://www.adeje.es/uva

I have left the titles in Spanish with a brief course summary in English.

COURSES
July 23 – 25, 9am – 2pm, Adeje Cultural Centre

Curso práctico de lengua de signos aplicada a la sordera y sordoceguera
The course is for anyone interested in learning basic Spanish sign language, allowing individuals to converse with deaf persons.

Globalización y empresas en red: organización empresarial y nuevas formas de trabajo
For the general public, and professionals in the sector

Periodismo deportivo: narrativas de innovación y emprendimiento
For those already working in the field and students of sports journalism. Members of the public interested in sports will also find this of interest, as will interested athletes or those working in sporting institutions.

La música desde la Biofísica y la Neuropsicofisiología: cerebro, pedagogía y contexto socio-cultural
For students/professionals/those interested in the history of art/psychology/music/biology or health sciences, looking at the most recent investigations into the relationship between music and the brain and music therapies, and the influence of music on different human emotions and social behaviour.

Curso básico para trabajar con un software de gestión hotelera: Aplicación práctica sobre Noray Htl
PLACES FULLY BOOKED: The course will look at using and integration of the Noray hotel management software.

III Congreso Internacional del Periodismo Histórico Canario: Historia y comunicación social en la Macaronesia
10am – 8pm
Congress on social communication in Macaronesia (Canaries, Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde).

July 25th – 27th, 9am – 2pm, Adeje Cultural Centre

Nutrición del/a deportista
For athletes, indivual and team, as well as trainers and coaches, technical sports personnel, monitors, etc.

Cambio climático y sumideros de carbono. Construyendo bosques productivos
For the general public

El deporte desde otra perspectiva
Looking at the world of sport from a different point of view, with personal experiences from those leading the course.

Medicina subacuática e hiperbárica
A theory/practical course on hyperbaric and subaquatic medicine with students learning about the physical principals of diving, related accidents, initial and hospital treatments, and diving-related illnesses.

WORKSHOPS
Adeje Cultural Centre, 4pm – 8pm

July 23rd
Taller práctico de Lengua de signos aplicada a la sordera y sordosordera
Practical workshop in Spanish sign language – basic concepts

“I win You win” en la escuela: aprendiendo cooperativamente
For the general public, learning to work in teams, different models of co-operative methods, conflict resolution.

Periodismo móvil
For students of journalism, working journalists and those interested in the use of mobile technology for story-telling.

July 24th
Creatividad literaria. Fuentes, métodos y técnicas
For writers, readers, professionals, artists and those working in education, libraries, socio-cultural therapists, etc.


July 25th
Innovación comunicativa y cambio social
For university students at all grades interested in spcial work, journalists, etc.

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Agenda 2030
The workshop looks at the sustainable development objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda, generating ideas and proposals to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Taller de creatividad: autoestima, motivación y zona de confort
Open to all members of the public interested in personal or professional growth. Open to those currently seeking work, workers, professionals, etc.

July 26th
Oratoria, argumentación y debate para la vida cotidiana
For those interested in the art of discussion and debate

Vinos de Canarias: conocerlos y apreciarlos (I)
Workshop in Canarian wines with tastings. Of interest to the public and visitors who would like to know more about local products.

Equidad y paz de géneros, desde una mirada sistémica
Examining beliefs and gender stereotypes. Using new tools to re-examine old gender themes

Taller de creatividad: fijaciones funcionales y pensamiento lateral
Open to all members of the public interested in personal or professional growth. Open to those currently seeking work, workers, professionals, etc.

July 27th
Vinos de Canarias: Conocerlos y apreciarlos (II)
Workshop in Canarian wines with tastings. Of interest to the public and visitors who would like to know more about local products.

 

Adeje’s smart young women

For the second year running the Adeje awards to the borough’s best secondary school students has been won by young women, three from the El Galeón secondary school and four from the Los Olivos school.

The ‘Jóvenes Talento’ (talented youth) prizes, whose aim is to reward effort and work done during the school year , is for secondary school students in public education centres in Adeje. The winners this year are Yaiza Sánchez Mederos, Noemi Parpaiola, Tian Yao, all studying in El Galeón, and Elena León Díaz, Tracy Méndez Díaz. Leila Boukyaou Delgado and Valentina Sebestyenl, students in Los Olivos. Each young women received €500 and Adeje councillor for youth affairs, Zebenzui Chinea Linares, made the presentation.

“These awards were created to reflect the worth of studying, to encourage a culture of dedication and effort, of excellence, and above all of a willingness to learn among our young people” reflected the councillor, adding that next year they would also be taking linguistic ability into consideration, to encourage more people to study and achieve proficiency in a second or third language.

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Commitment to education in Adeje

Plans, including the conversion of the Tijoco Cultural Centre into a temporary secondary school, were detailed at a recent meeting

The Adeje council has injected over two million euros into education materials, schools upgrades, such as the roof for the courts in the Las Torres primary school, the construction of a multi-use pavilion in Armeñime, the conversion of the Tijoco cultural centre into a temporary secondary school for the next academic year, and other improvements in schools in the borough. The education councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, detailed the work schedule to a recent meeting of school principals.

The councillor said, “if there is one thing that marks Adeje out it is our commitment to education in every sense of the word which means we must and do invest in education when needed. Schools are our primary focus as they are the foundation for a good future for our children. These children have the right to develop in the best possible conditions and with equality of opportunities. I know that at times the bureaucracy of other administrations can impede certain advancements, and we as a council have actually taken on work outside our normal responsibilities as we see our education community as hugely important”.

Also present at the meeting were directors of CaixaBank who have been welcome partners in sponsoring extra-curricular activities for the children as well as offering grants and programme assistance. Pilar Quiroga said their social department “Works to help cover demands for books, school materials and food. Each year we have increased the amount donated, now up to €16.000 because for us everything related to education is fundamental for the development of the person. It is marvellous to be able to help, we want to give back to society that which we have received, and without the implication of the Adeje council this wouldn’t have been possible”.

During the meeting Adolfo Alonso told the principals about the need to adapt the Tijoco cultural centre into a provisional secondary school as the current two secondary schools are already full to the point of collapse. So the cultural centre in Tijoco will be given over to the department of education who will convert rooms in to four classrooms for children who have just finished 6th class in primary school in Tijoco Bajo. “Some parents have voiced their doubts about the proposal, which we understand. For many years the council have advised the secondary schools that they would soon reach full capacity. Today the IES El Galeón has almost twice the number it was assigned for. For quite a while the council has set aside a plot of land to give to the regional department of education to build a third secondary school, a matter we have raised with them time and time again. And of course we also are concerned about the fact that only one secondary school in Adeje offers ‘Bachillerato’ courses”. The council have also set aside land for the construction of a vocational college and it is believed the regional education department will announce that work on this will begin soon.

 

Other annual investments made by the council in local education include monies for transport, school materials, (€350,000 this year), grants to assist students attend university, etc. The council has donated money to the parents’ associations this year to establish the programme that is a ‘walk to school safely’ scheme, currently benefitting over 200 families. The series of workshops for parents have also been of interest, dealing with pertinent matters such as drug dependency, school bullying, truancy, healthy eating habits, helping children to study, etc.

 

Adolfo Alonso used the time with the school principals to let them know about the up-coming Summer University with 14 courses and 15 workshops, with a wide range of subject matter on offer. There is also a training option for the over 25s via an agreement with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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