These days, we are in Bologna to attend to a training designed for teachers and educators of the MigratED Project (migrations, human rights and education). For one week, with educators from the five partner countries – Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia – we will been experiencing digital and multimedia tools to promote global citizenship skills in our work with young people.
In Portugal, the MigratED project took off this year, 2018-2019, in four schools and the first period was dedicated to raising awareness about human rights and the issue of migration through the discipline of “citizenship and development” or in the program of ” Curricular flexibility “. The training of educators will strengthen this central role of educators to engage young people and share experiences and difficulties between these five different countries.
Participative photography and creative writing were also part of the activities, in partnership with Hopen Project, developed by photographer Elisabete Faisão and resulting from her trips to several refugee camps in Europe, from Calais in France to the Greek islands. From real photographs, about the living conditions of refugees, students from EB 2 + 3 Paula Vicente School set up an exhibition called “Let’s Change the reality of the refugee camps”, recreating the experience lived by many refugees through drawings.