In a steadfast demonstration of community support, the Municipality of San Miguel de Abona continues to extend its financial aid to various associations dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities within the municipality. Amisur, Prominsur, and the Brothers of the White Cross are the beneficiaries of this ongoing commitment, receiving a collective grant of €10,000 to further their mission of fostering inclusivity and empowerment.
Exceptional Contributions to Social Welfare
The three associations, namely Amisur, Prominsur, and the Brothers of the White Cross, have consistently showcased exceptional dedication to the social well-being of the community. Providing extensive coverage of care and commitment, these associations function as a cohesive family that strives daily to overcome challenges and embrace new endeavors, as emphasized by Mayor Arturo González and Social Services Councilor Nuria Marrero.
Established Legacy in Disability Education and Integration
Amisur, operational since 1997, has been a key player in disability services within the region. The Casa Hogar San Miguel, managed by the Brothers of the White Cross since 1996, and Prominsur, active since 1980, contribute significantly to the training and integration of individuals with diverse functional abilities.
Prioritizing Support for Integration
The municipal government of San Miguel de Abona reiterates its commitment to Amisur, Prominsur, and the Brothers of the White Cross, allocating a total grant of €9,100 this year. This financial support is a testament to the municipality's dedication to furthering the integration of individuals with diverse functional abilities, recognizing the outstanding work of these three associations in providing comprehensive care and support.
Mayor Arturo González emphasizes the importance of continuing to support these associations, acknowledging their crucial role in integration efforts and their ongoing commitment to achieving new objectives. Councilor Nuria Marrero adds that the municipal administration, being well-aware of the services provided by these associations, stands ready to assist in any way necessary.
Renewed Collaboration with the Brothers of the White Cross
The Municipality of San Miguel de Abona reaffirms its collaboration with the Brothers of the White Cross, demonstrating its ongoing support by renewing the agreement and providing a direct financial contribution of €2,400. Mayor Arturo González underscores the significance of supporting a center dedicated to the integration of individuals with disabilities, acknowledging their continuous efforts to excel in their mission.
Councilor Nuria Marrero highlights the municipality's commitment to contribute not only financially but also by providing essential hygiene and prevention products such as masks and hand sanitizers to the Brothers of the White Cross.
Empowering through Education: Collaboration with Educational Programs
In a forward-looking approach, the municipality supports educational initiatives, exemplified by the collaboration with the Professional Training Program "San Miguel de Abona: Socio-sanitary Care in Centers 2019." The municipal government has signed collaboration agreements with Amisur, the Brothers of the White Cross, and the Association of Families and Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients (Afate), allowing students to gain practical experience in these institutions.
These collaborations aim to provide professional qualification in socio-sanitary care to participants in the program, targeting individuals aged 30 and above who face unemployment challenges despite having a minimum educational background of high school graduation. This initiative seeks to address the demand for professionals in the socio-sanitary sector, aligning with the municipality's commitment to developing specialized personnel.
Community-Led Initiatives: Supporting Disability Organizations
San Miguel de Abona remains dedicated to supporting organizations working with individuals with disabilities in the municipality. Recently renewing agreements with Amisur, Prominsur, and the Brothers of the White Cross, the municipality allocates a total grant of €8,200. Mayor Arturo González underscores the importance of sustaining the significant social work carried out by these organizations, promoting integration and continuously striving for new goals.
Councilor Nuria Marrero emphasizes that the municipality's intent is to collaborate continuously, recognizing the valuable services provided by these organizations. The financial support provided aims to maintain the extensive coverage of care and dedication that these three centers offer to individuals with disabilities.
Youth-Led Initiatives: Fostering Solidarity
The community spirit of San Miguel de Abona is exemplified by the initiative led by the students of the Institute of Secondary Education (IES) San Miguel. Through a Charity Bazaar and Solidarity Run, they raised €2,300, benefitting Amisur and the Brothers of the White Cross. Amisur directed the funds towards sustaining its occupational clay workshop, while the Brothers of the White Cross used the contribution to acquire a specialized cart for transporting medications.
Mayor Arturo González and Councilors Nuria Marrero and Antonio Manuel Rodríguez commend the exemplary solidarity shown by the educational community, recognizing the importance of instilling such values in the younger generation.
Hands-On Learning: Empowering Future Caregivers
The commitment to developing skilled professionals in the socio-sanitary field is evident in the collaboration with the Professional Training Program (PFAE) participants in "San Miguel de Abona: Socio-sanitary Care in Centers." The 15 students involved in the program will undertake practical training in recognized institutions, including the Day Stay Center for Seniors "La Alborada del Padre Damián," the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center Amisur, and the Home San Miguel of the Brothers of the White Cross.
This initiative, spanning 11 months, emphasizes the practical application of theoretical knowledge, ensuring that students not only receive comprehensive training but also gain valuable hands-on experience. The collaboration with both public and private institutions highlights the municipality's commitment to bridging the gap between education and employment, fostering the development of a skilled workforce in the socio-sanitary sector.
In conclusion, San Miguel de Abona's unwavering commitment to supporting organizations dedicated to disability services is evident through its continued financial aid, collaborations with educational programs, and community-led initiatives. The municipality recognizes the vital role played by Amisur, Prominsur, and the Brothers of the White Cross in promoting integration, providing comprehensive care, and empowering individuals with diverse functional abilities. This commitment reflects the community's dedication to inclusivity and social well-being.