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Expat volunteers teach Spanish youths English

03/09/2010 Departamento de Extranjeros
Expat volunteers teach Spanish youths English

A GROUP of volunteer expats in Benalmádena are offering conversational English classes to local Spanish youths as part of a summer programme launched by the town hall.
"We believe that providing this type of educational opportunity to young people can help give them a boost in entering this difficult job market," said the town's councillor for youth, Rafael Obrero, who announced the scheme at a press conference last week along with foreigners' councillor María del Carmen Romero and one of the programme volunteers, Maggie Strodder.
About a dozen expats have volunteered to participate in the classes, which are taking place at the Edificio Ovoide building in Arroyo de la Miel on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am to noon.
"The work these volunteers are going to perform - in return for nothing - is very important," said Sra Romero. "I am very proud of [the foreign resident community], which is always ready to work with us and collaborate."