Lions’ donations helps Las Nieves children’s home

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The Adeje based centre has been helping kids for 10 years

Recently the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and the Adeje councillor for social welfare Isabel Fernández González were delighted to have the chance to personally thank members of the Tenerife Lions Sur club whose donations have made possible extensive renovations in the Las Nieves children’s home in the borough.

The home, which can house up to 8 children at any one time, cares for and offers a home for minors between the ages of 10 -15 years who, for a variety of reasons, cannot be cared for in their parental home. It offers protection to the children who come from all over the island, and is operated by both the Adeje council and the regional government department for minors and families. The centre works to offer these children stability and a safe and well organised place where they can live and grow. In many cases they are helped to re-establish relationships in a non-conflictive atmosphere, and taught life skills which help them grow as individuals, training them for a reintegration – into their family homes where appropriate, or into society in general.

The Adeje mayor expressed his gratitude to the Lions representatives, which included Mike Marshall, Norman Goodall and Prakash Udhwani, thanking their on-going commitment to solidarity. “In Adeje we are very aware of the importance of sharing. This home has made its contribution too and today has helped rear people who now have a real alternative in life. We welcome this and other donations, which, I believe, are proof that humanity has a future, and as an administration we are always here to help initiatives such as this one”.

The renovations include modern furniture that is perfectly adapted to the needs of young people, both in the bedrooms and the communal zones.

The team in Las Nieves operate under the direction of Inmeculada Hernández, and others instrumental in the evolution of the project include the coordinator of the Adeje department of health, Juan Blas Matías as well as Margarita Álvarez and Itziar Osa.

Council welcomes Holi dontations


Recently Prakash Udhwani and Margaret and Mike Marshall, all members of the Tenerife Sur Lions Club, visited the Adeje Council offices to hand over two cheques to the Asociación San Jose and the Los Olivos Centre for Special Needs.
The councillor with responsibility for the elderly and people with special needs, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, and social welfare councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo said they were very grateful for the donation and congratulated the work of the association.
The money was raised during the very colourful and fun-filled Holi Mela Hindu event that was held in the Fañabe Plaza. This celebration of Indian culture was also a fund raiser, with the guests invited to pay for a plate of paella and a soft drink.
Prakash Undhwani thanked those who worked to make the event a success, including the Havana Chic Lounge Club, Gourmetland, the Association Hindu Tenerife South and the Tenerife Sur Lions.
Councillor Carmen Rosa said it was wonderful to see the level of involvement by the Lions and the Hindu community, adding “I would like to thank them and congratulate the associations involved for the solidarity they are demonstrating for people who are seriously in need during these difficult times”. She also invited the Lions representatives to visit the two centres to see the excellent work they do and see how their donations are being used .