Mijas parents’ protests finally see results

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PARENTS who have been fighting for years for a decent school for their children in Las Lagunas, Mijas, have finally received good news as the project has been approved and work will start soon, the council has announced.

Local authorities called parents of children from Indira Gandhi school, who have been crammed into temporary huts for years while waiting for a proper school to be built, to announce the good news and congratulate them, stressing that their persistence had been vital to getting the project approved.

The meeting began with Town Planning Councillor Andres Ruiz announcing: “Construction of the new school is now a reality.”

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The council, Ruiz explained, had put a lot of work into sorting out all the problems that had delayed approval from the regional government in the part and finally the project had been given the green light.

The work will be split into two phases, with the first, most urgent one focusing on building classrooms for the children to be moved into as soon as possible. Once that is done, more classrooms, sports facilities, playgrounds, gardens, offices and a car-park will be built.

Mijas Mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado thanked the parents for having fought for a decent school for their children and said the news was a real triumph for everyone. He also promised to continue searching for suitable grounds for a new secondary school.

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