Back to school: priority for a quality education
As in Spain, students from all around the world go back to school. In Brazil, they go to their schools in the threatened Amazon jungle; in Peru, some of them can attend the reconstructed schools after the earthquake a year ago, while others do so in prefabricated schools. In other countries, such as Haiti, the school lessons have been postponed due to the damage done by the various hurricanes.
Entreculturas Works for all these children, and many others from countries going through difficult situations, so that they may attend good quality education schools. Schools where children may not only learn to be, do, know and live, as indicated in the UNESCO report of the International Commission on Education for the 21st century, but also to change the society in which they live.
"A quality education implies the development as human beings, men and women with gender equality, exercising full democracy in the classroom. The school should be an example of living in peace and harmony" according to Julia Fernandez, director of the FE y Alegría number 52 in Ilo, Peru.
This Quality Education Movement, present in 18 countries is the main local partner of Entreculturas in Latin America.Schools where parents may participate in their children's education, in the reconstruction of infrastructures, in the preparation and distribution of breakfasts to help with the scarce nourishment of students, in the setting up of healthy leisure activities to favour the peaceful development of the children. Entreculturas supports schools that may change the world.
75 million children do not attend school yet
There is still a long way ahead before all children may go to these schools. In spite of progress made on education since the approval of the Millennium Goals by the International Community, almost 75 million children do not go to school.