Pamplona (EFE). Reducing child poverty “is not just a voluntary task, it is a commitment and a task of structural change” and along these lines he called for “investing in childhood to end this terrible social inequality”, the High Commissioner said in Pamplona on Friday. Fighting Child Poverty, Ernesto Gasco.
Thus, it is pronounced after signing with the President of the Federal Government María Chivit, through which Navarre joins the State Alliance to fight inequality and child poverty. In this act, he cites the Foral community as an example, “the first region to universalize some of the necessary structural measures” and the first executive to formalize its allegiance to the Alliance.
In Spain, the child poverty rate is around 26-27%, according to the High Commissioner, one in four children and children have trouble getting ahead. He emphasized that, in relation to Europe, the ratios were “proportionally disproportionate and they could only be changed through structural measures”.
“You can only get out of poverty if you have enough resources, if you have the right and adequate conditions to meet the challenges”. High Commissioner for the fight against child povertyAfter which he emphasized that “we must have equal opportunities for children and adolescents.”
0-3 years, an essential commitment
In this line, he considers it necessary that boys and girls can study from childhood, “0-3 years is an essential commitment that is included in the European Child Guarantee”, for which he indicated, 1,000 in the next four years to fight against state poverty. Manage millions of euros.
He also indicated the need to continue support at other times of life and thus, scholarships, school canteens or combating school dropouts “are key so that the youngest can compete in a new digital society”.
Digital Empowerment of Youth
In Spain, the digital sector needs 2,100,000 professional people and 1,500,000 absent, who must be trained, he indicated. Then he announced that, together with the High Commissioner for Social Rights, a program is being launched with the autonomous communities, so that they can manage, to train a total of 900,000 young people for 200 million euros in two years. A country with digital skills.
This program is for youth aged 10 to 16 and aims to enable them to enter the job market with this educational training and better options. Special emphasis will be placed on those with fewer options and it will be female in character to close the gender gap.
“If we make equal opportunities a reality, we are doing ourselves a favor,” he maintained, calling it “an exercise in intelligence.”