October 7, 2022

High Commissioner urges “investing in childhood to end social inequality” and poverty

The High Commissioner, Ernesto Gasco, signs the agreement with the President of the Foral government, María Chivite. Villar Lopez

Pamplona (EFE). Reducing child poverty “is not just an act of volunteerism, it is an act of dedication and structural change” and along these lines he has urged “to invest in childhood to end this appalling social inequality”. said this Friday in Pamplona the High Commissioner for the fight against child poverty, Ernesto Gasco.

In this way, it has been pronounced after the signing with the President of the Foral government, María Chivite, of an agreement whereby Navarra joins the State Alliance to fight inequality and child poverty. In this law, he has set the example of the Foral community, “the first area to generalize some of the essential structural measures” and the first executive branch to formalize its accession to the Alliance.

In Spain, the child poverty rate is around 26-27%, one in four children and children have difficulties getting ahead, the High Commissioner said. He stressed that, with regard to Europe, the ratios are “disproportionate to potential and can only be changed through structural measures”.

“You can only get out of poverty if you have sufficient resources, if you have decent and sufficient conditions to meet the challenges,” the statement said. High Commissioner for Combating Child Povertyafter which he insisted that ‘our children and adolescents should be given the opportunity to be given equal opportunities’.

The 0-3 years, an essential commitment

Along this line, he has considered it necessary for boys and girls to be able to study from early childhood, “0-3 years is an essential commitment within the European child guarantee”, for which, he has indicated, the state will go 1,000 over the next four years. million euros to fight poverty.

He has also alluded to the need to continue providing support in other periods of life, and therefore scholarships, school cafeterias or tackling early school leaving are “key so that the youngest can compete in a new digital society”.

Authorities attending the event at the Palacio de Navarra. Villar Lopez

Digital empowerment of young people

In Spain, 2,100,000 professionalized people are needed in the digital field and 1,500,000 are missing, who need to be trained, he said. He then announced that the High Commissioner, together with Social Rights, will launch a program with the autonomous communities so that they can manage it themselves, worth €200 million over two years to train 900,000 young people from across the country in digital skills. .

The program is aimed at young people between the ages of 10 and 16 and aims to provide them with this educational training and improve their access to the labor market. Special emphasis will be placed on those with fewer options and it will be feminine in nature to close the gender gap.

“If we make equal opportunities a reality, we are doing an act of benefit for ourselves,” he claimed, concluding that it is “an intelligence exercise.”

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