Within the framework of our “Educating in Sustainable Development Values” program, last Tuesday, December 10, we went to the Immaculate College in Santa Cruz de Mudela (Ciudad Real), where the students of 5th and 6th grade of Primary participated in a workshop to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The video “Lives of four young Salvadorans” was projected, where they explain the limitations they experience in their country to access quality education and to integrate into the labor market. They also explain how, through their participation in the project, young people of FdV have developed leadership and labor competencies, and how they have become acquainted with their rights and duties as citizens, in order to achieve more dignified living conditions.

Then, we played the Jenga game, through which the students built a tower with bricks that represents the life of a young man, and the different bricks, the SDGs. They checked how hard it is to keep the tower standing when the rights reflected in the SDGs are violated.

Finally, we all reflected together on how it affects the development of a person to have access to education (SDG4), health services (SDG3), gender equality (OSD5), live in a society in peace and with solid institutions (SDG16) and in a healthy and uncontaminated environment (SDG13).

This project has been carried out with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

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