Solidarity projects do not stop during the pandemic
We invite you to browse our map of educational service-learning experiences in pandemic times where you can find service-learning and student-volunteering experiences which still go on despite the Covid-19 restrictions or developed as a result of the pandemic. This month we have highlighted some experiences.
1) Project "En Marcha Guadalquivir" (in Spanish), carried out by the Guadalquivir Institute in Córdoba (Spain). As amodel for working with the community, and promoting healthy living habits in the region, the Institute created and implemented a new project. Students began by detecting the exceeding number of cars in the neighbourhood as an environmentally harmful element. To promote sustainable mobility and promote healthy lifestyle habits, they organized a bike tour of the city and a school march involving all school centres, organizations and institutions in the area. "En Marcha Guadalquivir" won the Service-Learning Award 2020 in the Health and Environment category.
2) Five schools that are part of the Red Proteção Solidária de Brasil (BrazilianNetwork) are carrying out a project to produce face shield masks. Students, teachers, and community participants work in different ways so that the protection elements get to those who actually need them. They have already delivered more than 40,000 masks to all sort of health institutions that take care of patients with Covid-19. This project developedby each school of the Network was the result of the joint work between schools, families and the communities. Thus this promotes the training of students who will be critical and engaged citizens in the near future and will work to build a fairer, more ethical and responsible society, as promoted by the SL pedagogy. More information (in Portuguese): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=250928286283381