During these days, the municipality of Portimão promotes a summer vacation program at the Community Centers of Pontal and Cruz da Parteira for children and young people living in these two city districts, allowing them to spend their free time during the school break period.
The program of Summer Vacation "Intends to guarantee access to educational activities, while meeting the needs of the families involved, who mostly perform seasonal jobs, the occupation of their children being imperative", underlines the municipality; also mentioning that “this social response comes not only to contribute in a playful and pedagogical way to the integral development of children and young people, between the ages of 5 and 17, but also to avoid risk behaviors simultaneously, through the healthy occupation of this time on vacation".
All activities carried out comply with the health rules determined by the Directorate-General for Health, with multimedia, interest, plastic expression and gardening workshops and revitalization of green spaces. Cultural peddy-papers, youth sports dynamics, a community garden, the construction of e-books and participation in the Kahoot! Games.
At this moment, they attend Summer Vacation ten children, aged between 11 and 13 years old, at the Community Center of Bairro Pontal, while the Cruz da Parteira Community Center welcomes 20 children and young people, aged between 6 and 16 years old, in different shifts.