Lagos: Associação Infância Viva was one of the recipients of funding for day care centers

The Association will receive a contribution of 119 euros as public investment

The Associação Infância Viva, from Lagos, was one of the 153 institutions from the social sector that were present in Fátima yesterday at the session for the delivery of the financing contracts of the approved candidacies referring to the response “Creche”, a support that takes place within the scope of the Requalification and Enlargement of the Equipment and Social Response Network provided for in the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR). 

The ceremony, part of the “PRR in motion” initiative, was presided over by the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, also counting on the presence of the Secretaries of State for Inclusion Ana Sofia Antunes, and for Planning Eduardo Pinheiro.

Lagos was represented by a delegation made up of members of the Board of Associação Infância Viva and by Sara Coelho, councilor of the City Council with the assigned social and education areas.

The project of this institution, which has been carrying out activities in the municipality of Lagos for several years, following the Waldorf Pedadogia, foresees the creation of a new educational response to support childhood that will allow to receive 31 children of nursery age (up to 3 years old) and 20 kindergarten-age children, making a total of 51 new vacancies.

The contribution of the municipality was translated into the transfer, through a lending contract, of the building of the former primary school of Barão de São João, which was deactivated, support that «allowed the Associação Infância Viva to envision the expansion of its activity and collect the endorsement favorable opinion from other partners in the Local Social Action Council», refers to the municipality.

The Association will thus receive a contribution of 119 euros as public investment.

According to data released yesterday, another 8337 places in day care will be made available across the country through the 153 financing contracts signed with institutions in the social sector and with local authorities.

Approved applications are aimed at upgrading and expanding the network of these social facilities. The total investment is over 72 million euros, with a component of 25 million euros in financing the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).