SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife will grant scholarships to 28 people to do non-labor internships in companies in Africa and America, specifically, 24 for countries such as Ghana, Gambia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cape Verde, and four to perform them in Mexico .
These scholarships have a budget of more than 335,000 euros and will include a five-month stay in the destination countries. The call for these scholarships will be published on March 24 in the Official Gazette of the Province and a period of 20 calendar days will open from that date to submit applications.
The Minister of Employment, Socioeconomic Development and Foreign Action, Carmen Luz Baso, indicated in the presentation of this new scholarship package that the Cabildo “commits to the internationalization of people residing in Tenerife”.
He added that there are several scholarship programs that the Cabildo is managing to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and experience with other countries and that in many cases they are financed by Erasmus +2 funds.
The counselor explained that this year they have managed more than 30 scholarships from the Erasmus+ program so that young people who have completed vocational training can carry out internships in foreign companies for two or three months, mainly in Europe.
Carmen Luz Baso also indicated that they collaborate with other long-term projects to exchange good practices, such as the STARS project, on astrotourism and sustainable tourism that unites young people from Tenerife with the island of Bali in Indonesia and the Solomon Islands.
For her part, the CEO of Foreign Action, Liskel Álvarez, detailed the content of both scholarship programs, indicating that as a novelty they include English-speaking countries such as Gambia and Ghana, and noted that the budget for these scholarships has increased by some 60,000 euros since the last edition that was held in 2019, which was interrupted by the arrival of health controls due to the pandemic.
In addition, he commented that they continue with the discount for training in French as a project that enriches the Scholarship project, with the aim of guaranteeing a better and greater qualification of the language to guarantee a greater presence in French-speaking countries.
Liskel Álvarez also pointed out that these grants “consider the payment to the beneficiaries of a monthly amount of between 600 and 700 euros during the period of the internship as a diet for living expenses and compensation for transportation expenses, In addition, coverage of other expenses such as plane tickets, rental accommodation in the home, Travel Assistance and Civil Liability insurance and visa is included, and if necessary, mandatory vaccinations”