SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 27 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the area of Employment, Socioeconomic Development and Foreign Action, has presented a pilot project to favor the employability of the gypsy people on the island and promote their labor inclusion in society over a long period of time.
The program, called ‘Duende’, was presented these days by the insular councilor of the area, Carmen Luz Baso, and the CEO of Citizen Participation and Diversity, Nauzet Gugliotta to the groups that make up the Insular Roundtable of the Gypsy People, which has a specific work commission aimed at promoting training and employment in the Roma community.
In the coming days, the first actions can be launched experimentally within the framework of the Neighborhoods for Employment program: Stronger Together, managed by the Canary Island Foundation for Training, Employment and Business Development (Fifede).
Carmen Luz Baso indicated that “this project arises from the need to reduce the high levels of unemployment that affect the Roma people, taking advantage of the resources of Barrios por el Empleo to respond to the specific needs of this community and promote their training and qualification professional, through specialized information, guidance and support services,” he explained.
For his part, the CEO of Citizen Participation and Diversity, Nauzet Gugliotta, explained that the start of this service “intends to cover one of the demands that the Roma groups themselves attached to the Island Roundtable have conveyed to us. Training and The search for employment constitutes two of their main needs, which is why we have set up a specific commission to deal with both issues within the Island Roundtable, to promote projects, actions and programs that respond to their true needs”.
The main service point will be located at the headquarters of the Fundación Canaria Insular para la Formación, el Empleo y Desarrollo Empresarial (Fifede), although it will be possible to go to the facilities of the associations of the gypsy people for the specific development of actions, as well as as well as the closest service points of the social entities that make up Barrios por el Empleo: Cáritas Diocesana de Tenerife, the Spanish Red Cross, the Don Bosco Salesianos Social Foundation, the General ULL Foundation and Sinpromi.