Pilar de la Horadada Town Hall is putting on a voluntary course from the end of this week for non Spanish residents to find out about the values and rules of democratic society, people's rights and duties, the political structure, the culture, the official languages of the Valencian Community, and the implications of cultural diversity.
The Escuela de Acogida (Welcome School) is officially registered with the Valencian Government and the course is given by the AMICS Agency to non Spanish people aged over 18 who live in Pilar.
It starts on Saturday, April 29th and finishes on May 21st. It will last 40 hours and the classes will be on Saturday afternoons, from 2pm-9pm, and Sunday mornings from 9am-2pm at the Escuela Permanente de Adultos; Calle Bélmez number 32.
The contents are in four 10-hour blocks: Castillian and Valencian Spanish; Basic Legislation including the EU; the Spanish Constitution and Statute of the Valencian Community and immigration law; and Geography and History of Spain and the Valencian Community. There will also be practical information about looking for employment, health services, renting or buying a house, registering on the padrón, dealing with the public authorities, and using the internet.
Those who pass the course will be awarded a certificate and anyone interested should register at the Departamento de Servicios Sociales (Social Services Department) in the Town Hall.