The youth information service centre in Torrevieja, the Centro de Información y Animación Juvenil or CIAJ, provided an average of 61 consultations every day last year, dealing with 15,453 attendees.
The information has been released by the councilor for youth services in the municipality, Rosario Martínez Chazarra, who also detailed how 60% of all enquiries were dealt with on a face to face basis, 22% were by telephone and the remaining 18% through other communication means such as social networks.
Although the centre is specifically aimed at young residents of Torrevieja, of which the city ended 2014 with a total of 30,304 registered residents between 14 and 35 years, representing 28.84 % of the total population, some 30% of the enquiries handled came from elder members of the family asking about different resources and facilities for young people.
Out of the total enquiries dealt with, the majority, some 40%, related to leisure and recreational services, whereas 30% were in connection with employment, 20% regarding education, scholarships and grants and 10% were about Europe, volunteering and housing, amongst others.
The centre also arranges a calendar of events around the year and in 2014 had a total of 7,383 young people participating in the 60 activities organized last year.
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