A total of 37 people at risk of social exclusion in Totana today received their diplomas of participation in the various workshops and courses offered by the Collective for Social Promotion 'The Candle' and partnership 'Abraham Project', to improve the employability of underprivileged.
Specifically, the group 'The Candle', within its project 'Labor: a step towards employability', has organized a course in social skills, techniques one active job search, two computer literacy and one in which involved a total of 24 people, which the CEO of Pensions, Valuation and Inclusion Program Murciano Institute of Social Action (IMAS), John Brown, presented the diplomas attesting to successfully pass these training activities.
Meanwhile, the association 'Project Abraham' closed, also in Totana, the computer course, started on 24 September and which involved 13 users.
The Ministry of Health and Social Policy, through the Directorate General of Pensions, Valuation and Inclusion Programs, works with both associations in order to promote social integration and employment of certain groups by developing individualized itineraries insertion.
The CEO, John Brown, said today, in the ceremony of diplomas to the participants of these courses, the work of 'The Candle' and 'Project Abraham', "as they are putting into the hands of people at risk of social exclusion tools and skills to combat this situation. "
Brown stressed that these courses use a working methodology adapted to the characteristics, capabilities, needs and expectations of each person.
Regional Operational Programme
The CEO recalled that one of the priorities of the Regional Operational Programme developed by the Autonomous Region for 2007-2013 is the social integration of minorities, equality between men and women and the consolidation of the integration, and in this framework "is developed in collaboration with the group The Candle".
In this regard, he said that under funding from the European Social Fund, in 2011 was awarded a grant of 54,704 euros, of which 20 percent was contributed by the Community, which allowed serve a total of 156 people, of which 12 as Brown, "and found a job, despite the crisis we are experiencing."