The reception was chaired by the insular councilor for the Presidency, Finance and Modernization, Berta Pérez; the CEO of Citizen Participation and Diversity, Nauzet Gugliotta; the insular head of Foreign Action, Liskel Álvarez; the delegate of the Polisario Front in the Canary Islands, Hamdi Mansour, and the president of the Canarian Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People, Alberto Negrín.
This solidarity program, organized through the Canarian Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People, has resumed this summer season after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, and allows Tenerife families to temporarily shelter minors from the camps of refugees from Tindouf, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a few months of stay on the island integrated into their host families and away from the extreme heat conditions in which they live in these dates in the Sahara.
Berta Pérez underlined the generosity of the foster families, “which are the fundamental pillar of this program by welcoming minors and making them feel like one more member”. She also thanked the Canarian Association of Friendship for the Saharawi People “for the work they carry out to keep this campaign going.”
Hamdi Mansour highlighted the collaboration received from the Cabildo “which has been supporting this program for years and the humanitarian aid campaigns that are sent to the refugee camps.”
The little ones will be on the Island until September 6. Along with enjoying your holidays, with different recreational activities, the program also includes medical and nutritional check-ups for minors.