MORE THAN 5,000 young people got involved in events organised by Mijas Council in July and August.
Among this year’s new initiative, were zombie survival classes and a cabaret circus, which attracted large numbers of users according to the council.
Tamara Vera, Councillor for Youth, explained, “we are very pleased with the uptake of the activities promoted by the department and have managed to bring together about 5,000 people.” She added, “the return of the summer cinema screenings for all ages and the youth information point on La Cala beach were initiatives young people and their families had asked for.”
More than 2,500 people took part in healthy sporting activities, including free sand and water sports and environmental care activities on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July and August. Around 700 people attended free moving screenings.
A cabaret circus act toured three areas of the municipality as well over the summer and “received a great reception,” according to the council. Tamara Ver explained, “these new activities were in addition to more traditional ones such as the popular games which we offered once again this summer or the visits to Gamepolis and exchanges with young people in other municipalities like Nerja.”She added it was the council’s aim to always ensure “a programme of leisure activities is on offer which is orientated towards the whole family and responds to the requests we receive from young people.”
The Department for Youth also promoted music by young local artists “with the celebration of the first Torreon Festival and the concert of the local artist Vivianne Da Silva in the area of Torreon, both free events and open to everyone.”
The department explained it is already working on activities for the coming months and has reminded the young people of the municipality they can keep up with council news through Facebook (Juventud Mijas), Twitter (@juventud_mijas) or Instagram (@juventud_mijas). They can also receive information by sending a Whatsapp to the department on 606 41 76 09 with the message “I want to receive information from the department of youth.”
Councillor Vera concluded, “this is an open department and is at the service of the young people of the municipality, so we encourage you to visit us and send us your suggestions for upcoming events and activities.”