SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 4. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Migrant Persons Care Service in Tenerife, belonging to Sinpromi’s Tenerife Solidarity Island programme, has carried out 237 advisory and training actions for the island’s migrant population, as well as for the groups that work directly with them, from launched less than a year ago.
The Cabildo promotes the creation of an island work table for the participation of migrants, as reported by the CEO of Citizen Participation and Diversity, Nauzet Gugliotta, who has met with thirty associations and entities that pay attention to this group to share the keys of the Service of Assistance to Migrants on the Island.
During the meeting, Nauzet Gugliotta announced to the entities of the third sector the elaboration of a decalogue of proposals to improve the attention of both the migrant population groups and that of the people who reside in Tenerife. Its creation will mean, according to the minister, “a space for real participation, where entities can contribute ideas, their experience and their work”.
The Migrant Assistance Service also advises and provides training. “We want proposals to be generated continuously and for entities to know that this space is theirs, to work hand in hand with the administration,” she specified.
Since the Cabildo launched the Migrant Assistance Service less than a year ago, it has supported the island’s migrant population, as well as the groups that work directly with it, with 237 advisory and training actions. The Tenerife Isla Solidaria program has delegations both in the metropolitan area and in the south and north of the island.
The main objective of this service is to strengthen the social participation of migrants and the social fabric that represents and cares for them. Since the launch of the service in 2021, different services have been provided, both to entities and to migrants, which have focused above all on the request for legal advice and social advice, as well as on the coverage of basic needs. In total, there have been 145 actions during the past year alone.
In order to meet the different demands, most of the service has provided specific information based on the needs transferred by the migrants themselves or directly from the entities. Training during 2021 has been one of the main demands of the group and that is why a program has been designed based on the needs most required by both the entities and the migrant population, in which a total of 122 people participated.
Within this training, the basic digital skills courses of 60 hours stand out, with 27 participants; Spanish for foreigners, of 100 hours, and which had 35 participants; first aid in emergency situations, 35 hours, and 34 assistants; and practical workshops for the processing of documents, lasting 45 hours, and the presence of 40 people.
The forecast for this year is that the service will continue to meet the demand of the migrant population and entities, adapting to the needs of its recipients. Since January, 92 actions have been carried out, 65 to entities and 27 to the migrant population, the vast majority from the metropolitan area. In addition to information and advice, the program also collaborates with the referral of migrants to entities, training, promotion and awareness, and networking.