SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has inaugurated this Wednesday in Puerto de la Cruz a new office that will give direct and personalized attention to the volunteer organizations that carry out their work in the north of the island.
This delegation, located on Avenida Melchor Luz, will offer all the services provided by Tenerife Isla Solidaria, a Sinpromi dependent program, to third sector entities. In addition, it means improving care for volunteers in the area and also for companies, educational centers and citizens in general.
Pedro Martín highlighted the new office, which has a coworking space with space for the work of six entities simultaneously, as an example of its management for the island: “We understand Tenerife as a set of 31 municipalities, which are spread over the territory beyond the metropolitan area. For this reason, we wanted to make this project a reality in a new physical environment in the north, as it will be done in the future in the south of the island. ” In the same way, he valued the work of the entities, users of the new center.
For her part, the third vice president and counselor of Social Action, Marián Franquet, valued the work of the organizations and associations in the north of the island and highlighted the role of the administrations in order to favor the organization and coordination between them. “With this office we offer a public space where they can converge, a place where they can coordinate, and that has a training program for them,” he said.
“From Tenerife Isla Solidaria we have wanted to get closer to the places where things happen. For this reason, today we are taking the first steps to extend solidarity where it is really needed. We want to be useful to the entities. We want to be a support, without the will to protect them We want to know what they want to do, how they want to do it and what they need to do it and, thus, support them to continue with their work, “explained Franquet.
The CEO of Citizen Participation and Diversity, Nauzet Gugliotta, thanked the associations that serve the social emergency of all people, “regardless of nationalities” for their work. In this line, he wanted to highlight the Migrant Attention Service that this office will include. “Thanks to this service, migrants will be able to be advised and trained so that their arrival on the island is a little warmer,” he stressed.
The event was also attended by Marco González, mayor of Puerto de la Cruz, who thanked the Cabildo for its work and highlighted the role of this office as a meeting point, “a place to come to work.” In addition, it opened the doors to entities that seek to work in the social sphere, “The city is going to welcome them to be able to undertake joint actions,” said the mayor, who was accompanied by other municipal representatives.
Currently, the Tenerife Isla Solidaria program, managed by Sinpromi, has a total of 105 third sector entities that have their headquarters in the north of the island. In addition, a total of 374 volunteers enrolled in the program reside in this area. Another novelty that is launched with the inauguration of this office involves the implementation in person for the northern area of the Service of Attention to Migrants, a resource that until now was only being developed electronically. Of the 105 entities that work in the north, 12 are dedicated to providing service and attention to the group of migrants on the island.
This new premises for the delegation located in Puerto de la Cruz, specifically, on Avenida Melchor Luz, number 11, Sylvia Building. Local 1, complies with the regulations on accessibility for people with mobility difficulties. It will be open from Monday to Friday in the morning, although it will also be open in the afternoon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Due to the health situation, it is recommended that care be carried out whenever possible by appointment.
The office will also serve as a point of attention and general information. It will provide all the services currently offered by Tenerife Isla Solidaria: training through the School of Volunteering and Associations; advice for entities, companies and volunteers; information about the different active or upcoming campaigns (fundraising, educational …); as well as the aforementioned Service for Migrant Persons aimed at both the group residing on the island and the entities that work directly with it.
Also in attendance were Candelario Domingo Martín, president of the José Luis Montesinos Canary Islands Foundation; Francisco Benítez, member of the La Roca Social Action Association; María de los Ángeles López, president of the Asociación Mirada Amplia; and Carlos Campiña Cot, secretary and treasurer of the Platform Federation of Volunteer Entities of the Canary Islands.