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La Orotava’s sports courses paying dividends 

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A group of 25 young people from La Orotava participated in a new edition of the Sports Monitor Course organised, for the fifth year in a row, by the local council’s Department of Health and Drug Addiction.

Area councillor, Maria Eugenia Mesa said that in view of the success of the four previous courses, it was decided to continue offering it “since many of the young people who have participated in the previous editions have been able to access a job as a result of having the qualification “.

This theoretical-practical workshop, completely free and approved by the ESSSCAN, consisted of 50 teaching hours that were taught during the morning during last December. The classes were taught by professionals of the Fevorama Formation entity.

In total, seven differentiated modules were offered: anatomy and nutrition; outdoor sports activities; music in collective activities; fundamentals of choreographic activities; training of cardiovascular resistance through step; muscle toning; and basic first aid. The contents of the course are initially addressed theoretically, although most of the classes will be used to put them into practise through a more active and participatory methodology, in which the students are responsible for the construction and acquisition of their own knowledge. To complete the course you must meet requirements such as being unemployed, being between 16 and 35 years old and being registered in the municipality of La Orotava.

In addition, to provide a complementary and demanded training that helps improve the chances of employment, this course also promotes healthy living habits and sports among participants. Participants acquire know-ledge and skills, so if they can work in this sports field they can teach other people these same lessons.

In total, more than 100 people have already benefited, and many have found a job related to the subject.