OUR CENTER IS LOCATED IN THECITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRANCANARIA
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCHOOL The “Santiago Ramón y Cajal” is a building of the EuropeanCentre of Rural information and Promotion ( C.E.I.P.) It was built inthe 70s on land provisionally giving by the Patronage. Today it stillstands and functions in El Polvorín, one of the most socially andculturally disadvantaged areas from the capital of Gran Canaria.The students that attend this centre, in general, have big socialproblems, which creates frequent disruptions and lack of motivationtowards their studies.Family disintegration is one of the main reasons for these socialdifficulties; the family structure is usually irregular; young singlemothers, single parent families, adpted children, 3 generation-families, etc. All these are, without a doubt, issues aggressiveness,insecurity, low self-steem, lack of motivation and educational failure.
These children and teenagers daily live in an environmentof drug addiction, unemployment, poverty and lack ofresources. The economic suation of their families is, ingeneral, precarious. The majority does not even haveregular or enough incomes to cover basic needs.Generally, the inhabitans of El Polvorín isolate themselvesand don´t take advantage of cultural or social activities orpossibilities in spite of living downtown, remainig in theirneighbourdhood during their leisure time.
OUR CENTER INCLUDES TEACHING KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY EDUCATION:Children: From 3 to 5 yearsPrimary: ranges from 6 to 12 years.There are 110 students approximately.We have school breakfast service from 8:00 am.We also have a school meal: from 14:00 pm