School breakfasts and counter-shift activities, alternatives to the extinct Full Time

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HERMOSILLO, Son.- Once the program has been eradicated Full Time Schools At the federal level, the resource that was used for this modality will be focused on benefit the most vulnerable communities and rehabilitate campuses, as explained by Guadalupe González.

The undersecretary of educational policies and social participation of the SEC Sonora commented in an interview for the news Express 24/7 with Marcelo Beylissthat said program was not reaching its goals and the resources could be used to invest in programs such as school breakfasts that benefit students who need it most.

“It is more effective to invest money in vulnerable communities, but in a specific way, in breakfasts, breakfast has been shown to have a better and greater impact on learning.

“It is well established which are the communities to which this support should be directed and the money is not left in the payment of directors, area supervisors, of a lot of officials who benefited, the idea is to benefit the families”he explained.

Guadalupe González stressed that they will also seek to enable different programs in the 750 schools in Sonora that were part of this Full-Time Schools programsuch as counter-turn activities with sports activities for children.

He also highlighted that per year, the budget for this program was around 200 million pesos a yearwhich will now serve for rehabilitate campuses damaged by crime and wear and tear that the schools had during the two years of the pandemic that there was no presence of students.

The undersecretary reaffirmed that families will not be affected immediately by the cancellation of the Full Time Schools, because during all these months of contingency, the program stopped being appliedand currently the campuses that have returned to activity need other attention that did not allow the program to be reactivated.

“We have to focus the resource on the families and localities that require it and on those schools we go, but also attending to the needs of girls, boys and adolescents”Guadalupe Gonzalez stated.

Regarding the schools that have not been able to open again in the return to face-to-face classes, the undersecretary explained that they are around 200 schools that at least this year can no longer be used due to serious damage to their infrastructureso the students of the same must be relocated until the resources are applied.

“Those 200 that I am telling you about have major damage and are looking at the possibilities that they will be reactivated from August onwards for the next school year.

“Some schools have from cracks that mean a risk, and everything related to theft of water pumps and air conditioners”commented.