Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.
Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Lions Club International, which provides humanitarian aid and promotes world peace and understanding, has found a home in Adeje. Mayor Fraga recently received a delegation from the Lions International organisation earlier this month, a meeting intended to strengthen the relationship between the organization and the council.
As well as discussing joint initiatives the group went to Costa Adeje to unveil a commemorative plaque which is a visual commitment by both to the work the Lions are so well known for around the world. The mayor said “with this symbolic act we highlight our commitment to people, to solidarity, to understanding. We understand that if we want to advance in the construction of world peace we need help, dialogue, empathy, values that are fundamental to the improvement of the quality of life for all”.
Lions International will celebrate their centenary in 2017, and during the past hundred years they have helped countless individuals in many ways – in education, help for disabled, improvement of installations, community aid, sending money and people to assist at times of natural disasters, environmental protection programmes, attention to youth development, amongst very many others.
The Lions are leaders at European level in fund-raising for worthy causes, and in Adeje they have co-funded the Las Nieves children’s home with an almost complete overhaul and refurnishing of the house for children from non-functioning families. They have also helped extensively with the Asociación San Juan on many occasions. Today one of their projects is the development and financing of grants for university students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to continue their education.
The Lions Clubs International network has grown to include over 200 countries and geographic areas. The local South Tenerife branch can be contacted via their website HERE.