‘Sustainability’ project brings children together across Andalucía

Juan Peñas and Aroa Palma launch the 2019 Encuentro Objetivo Sostenibilidad. Source: Facebook

A MEETING will be held next month to discuss the 2019 ‘Encuentro Objetivo Sostenibilidad’ (Sustainability Objective Project).

The meeting will take place on October 2, 3 and 4 in Conil de la Frontera (Cadiz) and will include representatives from local governments, academic institutions and social organizations from Andalucía, Murcia and Portugal.

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The aim of the project is to create sessions for primary school age students to learn the benefits and skills needed for fundamental issues for coexistence such as gender equity, respect for cultural diversity and sustainable management of the environment.

The program was launched by the Coglobal Association and is co-financed with funds from the European Union and FAMIS.

In its first year, students from Periana and Iznate took part in the project, then the second year included students from Comares and Almachar, with this year another 50 students from municipalities in the area are to be selected to take part.

 “The importance of this programme is that it combines education strategies for development and participatory democracy. Its objective is to work with children and adolescents, strengthening their role as agents for global citizenship and solidarity through actions of participation in public policies to disseminate the Objectives of Sustainable Development (ODS),” explained Juan Peñas, spokesperson for the scheme.


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