Communicate, share and help
Communication and awareness-raising have always been part of our actions. We share our experiences and the testimonies of people who are thrown into the sea as the only alternative.
The Education for Freedom project aims to raise awareness among young people so that all together can build a better world.
From September 2015 to 2022, we have reflected and engaged in dialogue with 125,000 students and more than 2,500 schools in different parts of the world. Our objective is to create a society that is critical of inequalities and fights for a world in which entities such as ours do not have to exist.
Based on our experience at sea and the testimonies on board, we have implemented a programme in classrooms that facilitates the development of strategies to put ourselves in other people's shoes. It consists of going to schools to give talks about our work. They are adapted to each educational cycle, from 3 years old up to university, and even to a more mature audience.
With our methodology, we work on empathy and human rights and; above all, we encourage critical thinking. The dynamics will be based on a presentation, combining videos and images, so we would only need access to a projector with sound. Depending on the age of the students, the talks will last between 45 minutes and an hour and a quarter.
We want the students to learn how to express their feelings and to recognise the feelings of the people around them. We also want them to be aware of reality and; of injustices, prejudices and social inequalities.
What do we pursue with this project?
- To promote values such as justice, empathy, respect and dignity.
- To respect people, their beliefs, opinions and origins.
- To develop and encourage critical thinking and dialogue.
- To provide students with the skills to relate to others with respect.
- To form citizens who build an inclusive and respectful society.
- To awaken interest in commitment in the face of social injustice.
If you are interested in our project and would like more information or to arrange a talk, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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