The young students at CEIP Mediterrània have been learning about the migration of youngsters in the 21st century, young boys and girls who have been forced to leave their homes and move to unknown countries.
Members of the Red Cross spoke about humanitarian action, the displacement of people for whatever reason, refugees and refugee camps, asylum applications and more, part of the Integrated Teaching Units designed to encourage youngsters to research, debate, and study current issues so that they become more empathetic and tolerant individuals in 21st century society.
The youngsters learned about the work that the Red Cross does in different places but specifically in Tanzania, taking a look at the material used in the different camps in which they are helping.
The young students also visited SALVAMAR in the port to learn about the pressure on the coasts of the region in terms of the number of migrant boats that reach them, the work done by CÀRITAS at the port church, and to understand the needs of a large number of residents in the town. They will also be arranging a contact with the Guardia Civil to learn about the work that they do in this area.
It is hoped that these lectures will have an important social impact and the youngsters will be writing letters to different political powers, both in Spain and in Europe, so ask that the situation changes.
Friday 13th November, 10.30am – MGS