Education Action Plan on MDGs through School twinning between North and South - Portugal

The project "Education Action Plan about Millennium Development Goals through Schools twinning between North and South", was co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by the University Ca Foscari of Venice. It aims to educate youths and their families on sustainable development, in order to modify their behaviors relative to the issues and difficulties faced by the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, involving European and African schools in a process of decentralized cooperation for the development. 

The project was designed as a holistic action, based on participatory action research.
Activities include field research; pilot experimentation of training models addressed to teachers, school directors, pupils and their parents; awareness raising activities and diffusion and dissemination of good practice.

Several seminars, visits, meetings and activities were held in conjunction with the  MDGs Project on Millennium Development Goals. These events took place in the 5 partner countries of the project: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, France, Italy and also in Portugal, with the collaboration of Centro de Formação Dr. Rui Grácio, as associated partner/country.
During these activities, concepts, principles and methods were developed, including:

  • Critical analysis on sustainable development;
  • Analysis and practice of the North - South schools twinning;
  • Discussion, selection and realization of Micro-Projects in Africa;
  • Intercultural mediation and activities in schools on sustainable development;
  • Teacher Training modules on "Sustainable Management of School" and "Scholastic Agenda 21" for school principals and teachers.
  • Participative discussions on the work timeframe and on the best governance of resources.


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