A total of 22 Ukrainian boys and girls are participating in the Spanish classes organized by the City Council, with the collaboration of the Red Cross. These courses are taught at the Casa de la Cultura every Monday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. until the end of the course, and will resume in the next academic year.
As explained by the Councilor for Education, Pablo Centella, “Benalmádena is being especially sensitive to the refugees that come to us from the war in Ukraine: together with a series of measures for the reception of these people, we have launched some Spanish courses for Ukrainian children who are already enrolled in our educational centers, to favor their integration”.
For her part, the Councilor for Social Services, Alicia Laddaga reported “every day we receive the people who refer us from the Red Cross, who have already established a care protocol at their headquarters in Benalmádena, and we take care of schooling and minors who need nursery places or school canteens, in addition to working on their relocation to a home or on aid to provide them with food and basic necessities”
The Red Cross is in charge of organizing the Spanish classes for Ukrainian children, with the support of two volunteers who know both languages, as well as an Early Childhood Education teacher and they also help Ukrainian adults learn the language, at their headquarters in Pueblo Quinta, where they currently serve about 35 people.