Soroptimist Internation to help Costa del Sol schools

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Opening of the wheelchair accessible garden ©Soroptimist International Costa del Sol

APRENDO HACIENDO (Learning by Doing) is a new project started by Soroptimist International Costa del Sol to help schools in the area.

The very first activity carried out by the association took place last week, at the IES Miraflores de los Angeles in Malaga to help a special needs class.

Part of the school grounds has been converted into a wheelchair accessible garden so that the schoolchildren can have hands-on experience with cultivation.

“Education is one of the cornerstones of Soroptimist International,” said Amelia Martínez Hockley, president of the association. “One of the friends of our association had told us about this school that was having problems getting funds to improve classrooms and organise extra-curricular activities.”

Two Soroptimist members, Ann Mason and Larysa Blai, obtained the help of the construction company ProMas Construction and Design SL. and financial support of the Age Care Association, and work began.

Soroptimists are professional women working together locally, nationally and internationally to educate, enable and empower women and children to improve their lives.

Soroptimist International Costa del Sol is part of this international network of women which has some 75,000 members in 132 countries, all working to defend the rights of women and children.

More information about the group can be obtained from www.soroptimist.es.

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