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Youth centre such a huge attraction  for all age groups

THE Department of Youth in Adeje, under Councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, has released details of last year’s events and participation by the younger Adeje generation.

The municipal’s young club has attracted more than 19,000 visits during the 12-month period, with the department organising 569 events during year.

“Adeje’s young people use the centre as their own, as a meeting place, and somewhere they know, in which they can access a range of services of real interest to them”, said Cllr Chinea Linares.

He added: “The increase in visits is also down to the diversification of events we are organising.”.

In fact, there were almost 8,000 more visits in 2018 than in 2017. And of those who dropped into and used the centre last year, over 7,000 were young women, and more than 11,000 young men.

The youngsters aged 14-16 were the most-represented group. although a healthy number of over-20s also use the centre for activities.

Among the type of events and activities planned and organised by the centre are training and entertainment, as well as courses designed to improve the quality of life.

One of the most popular and used facility has been a mobile service, with youngsters 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 Adeje Council’s initiative, rewarding them for academic as well as social prowess, has been welcomed by the borough’s school students.

This year, up to 10 students will be travelling to County Cork, in Ireland, to take part in a two-week summer camp, staying with families, with free flights and accommodation.

Sporting and creative activities are offered to help the 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 and poetry, and get to know the work of others.

In this way they begin to appreciate the writings of Canarian authors, as well as those from the rest of Spain and beyond.

“El Puntito”, for the 12-15 age group, includes training workshops and talks, designed to help them have fun together, through arts and crafts, excursions, exhibitions, etc, all with the aim of improving harmony and social awareness among the borough’s youngsters.

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, and 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.

 

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