Formentera increases aid to students due to the covid crisis

The government commission of the Consell de Formentera approved yesterday three proposals for granting aid related to education for a value of 93,694 euros. In addition to these annual aid, the institution has decided to take out “special subsidy lines for families affected by the crisis” of the covid, according to the Minister of Education and Culture, Susana Labrador.

The government commission approved the award of ten scholarships for higher studies for students from Formentera corresponding to the 2018 to 2019 academic year. The amount of each scholarship is 1,250 euros.

The same committee also approved the subsidies for the island’s Primary and Secondary educational centers that develop the textbook reuse program, and individual aids for Primary and Secondary students who are part of this reuse and secondary program. are members of a large or single parent family. For the 2019/2020 school year, 17 individual grants have been awarded, in addition to the four public educational centers, for this concept. In total, 47,294 euros have been granted, increasing the initial amount of 45,000 euros to respond to all requests.

Finally, the aid to compensate for double / triple insularity was also approved for students studying higher studies, higher cycles, training cycles or regulated post-compulsory education or artistic education outside of Formentera for the 2019/2020 academic year. Specifically, 80 grants have been awarded with a total amount of 33,900 euros.

The island councilor for Education also explained yesterday that the ordinary game of aid for education of 95,500 euros from this year’s call will be expanded with another 100,000 euros extraordinary to compensate for the effects of the COVID crisis.

Special aid

This budget will be allocated to aid to compensate for the double and triple insularity of the 2020/2021 academic year, scholarships for higher studies for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years, aid for the acquisition of books within the reuse program and laptops for students. 1st year ESO students within the digitization program and extraordinary grants for the purchase of computer equipment.

All these lines of aid will take into account the particularities and difficulties of the families most affected by the COVID crisis, added Susana Labrador.

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