The Center of Education for Adult Persons (CEPA in Spanish) of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a public education center of the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Canary Islands Government. The CEAP has assigned an Educational Center for Inmates in the Tenerife Prison (AAPA in Spanish). The AAPA is part of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife CEPA .
The AAPA has 10 teachers and 659 pupils.
In addition to the basic training of adults, the Tenerife Prison has formal vocational training in sports. The specialties football and basketball are offered. A diverse set of non-formal educational courses are offered in order to motivate students to advance with their education.
The AAPA is a powerful educational tool for transmitting values in prison, such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The AAPA aims to incorporate all the students to a society characterized by pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men.
Likewise, the AAPA is an educational tool in order to promote equity and inclusion and facilitating access to education and participants coming from disadvantaged backgrounds and with fewer opportunities. The profile of students of the AAPA is characterized by the following features:
Cultural differences: immigrants, people from ethnic or national minorities, people with difficulties of a cultural linguistic adaptation and inclusion and social obstacles,
People with antisocial and risk behaviors; who are in a precarious situation by their status as criminals, drug addicts, alcoholic in rehabilitation processes or not and young parents.