Today, the Sports City of Armilla was chosen to receive a group of girls and boys - 101 of them were between 9-12 years old and live in refugee camps in Tindouf, Western Sahara. This is how the "Holidays in Peace", program, which is funded by the Social Welfare Area of the Granada Provincial Council, and managed by the Granada Association of Friendship with the Saharawi Arabic Democratic Republic, is once again launched.
This is a 24-year-old initiative whose primary objective is to provide temporary shelter for Saharawi girls and boys during summer months. The boys can recover from malnutrition or other health issues by staying in this camp.
Jose Entrena is the president of Diputacion. He has taken part in the reception of the children and foster families in Ciudad Deportiva de Diputacion in Armilla.
Entrena said, "We must appreciate the enormous commitment of the families who welcome the children, and their effort and generosity, and, above all the valuable gift that these kids leave us in form of love, affection, and support them in their endeavors to be kind and compassionate." Entrena also recalled that the girls and boys are housed with families in over a hundred cities in the province.
The meeting featured a breakfast and activities for the children. Gracia Fernandez was also present along with many families and other members of the association.