From the 20th of May to the 10th of June 2019, we went to the Beata María Ana de Jesús School in Madrid to impart awareness workshops on SDGs, aided by volunteers from La Caixa and Fundación del Valle.
After receiving training on the Sustainable Development Goals, the volunteers prepared the workshops that they were going to impart to the students of primary and secondary grades of the aforementioned school.
A total of 266 children have been trained in SDGs through recreational sessions and different activities that we have prepared for them.
Elementary school students have received lessons, for four consecutive days, on the SDGs concerning the environment, SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 16 (peace and justice).
Students in the middle grades took lessons on SDGs concerning the environment, SDG 1 and 2 (no poverty and zero hunger), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
In the case of the students of ESO, they received three consecutive hours of training: first we teached them on SDGs and then played the Jenga game. We started with a video on the life of four young Salvadorans. Next we split them into two groups where they built a tower of blocks. As we read the life of each protagonist, each student took a block of the SDG related to the topic in question, and tried to reposition it on the top. This is how we showed them the difficulties that people find to maintain the desirable balance in life when the basic necessities to develop as a person are not met.
We thank the management staff and the students of the Beata María Ana de Jesús School for their welcome, and for helping us to develop this enriching initiative.