The Albufeira City Council delivered 694 tablets to elementary school students to school districts in the municipality. This week, 110 laptops will be delivered to secondary school students who return to classes with transportation paid by the municipality, with regard to students whose families are financially fragile.
It was the school groups that surveyed the needs of the students, so the municipality replied "in order to remedy this situation, which generates inequality in access to knowledge". José Carlos Rolo returned to schools and said that this is "one more measure of support for families in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic" in the sense of "promoting equal opportunities in access to education, allowing students to follow the National Education Plan. Distance Learning successfully ».
Altogether, and adding the 612 wireless routers with three months of mobile broadband service, Internet access with 75 GB per month, this investment in the education of Albufeira students amounts to a total investment of around 300 thousand euros.
This Monday, May 18, the 11th and 12th grade students will resume their face-to-face classes, so the municipality of Albufeira, “in order to support families with more difficulties, decided to take over the entire payment of school passes for secondary school students, residents of the municipality or who are attending educational establishments elsewhere due to the lack of a course or study area in their area of residence ».
The mayor's concern has been “to reduce the negative impacts of the pandemic as much as possible and to do everything so that this is not a lost year for our young people, providing them with all the conditions to avoid dropping out of school and contributing to success educational".