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The training session given by Opciónate is part of the project ‘La Aldea Emplea’ promoted by the Town Council of La Aldea de San Nicolás.

A total of 23 teachers from five schools in La Aldea de San Nicolás took part in the training session organised by the Town Council and given by the Opciónate Association to reflect on the importance of promoting the common good through care, work-life balance, joint responsibility and equality, as well as to promote the knowledge and skills of students in this area with participatory dynamics and audiovisual resources.

The telematic training took place on 17 October over two hours and was attended by teachers from IES La Aldea, the Virgen del Campo, Tasarte and La Cardonera nursery and primary schools and the Authorised Adult Education Centre of Radio ECCA.

The session was part of the actions promoted by the Department of Social Welfare, Solidarity and Equality of the City Council of La Aldea de San Nicolas in the framework of the project ‘La Aldea Emplea’, an initiative funded by the Department of Equality of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria in the context of the Strategic Framework for Equality ‘Gran Canaria Infinita’.

Teachers received a dossier with theoretical and practical contents to be developed in classrooms of Infant, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate, as well as audiovisual resources and bibliography. Likewise, key concepts such as the meaning of work-life balance, co-responsibility in the domestic and family sphere, social co-responsibility or the care economy were underpinned, as well as establishing the criteria to ensure that their application is free from sexist stereotypes.

In addition to the training sessions for teachers, ‘La Aldea Emplea’ also includes specific workshops with carers, as well as an online questionnaire already completed in which women and men of the municipality have provided their first-hand view on the current situation to access and maintain a job, as well as to reconcile professional life with personal and family life.

This questionnaire is part of the diagnosis in order to develop measures to support employability and work-life balance within the La Aldea Emplea project. Its results will be analysed together with those obtained in workshops and interviews to produce a final report of data, conclusions and proposals that will be presented at a meeting to be held in mid-December 2022.