Angie and Leidy
Aug 30, 2020
Even though we face big adversities with planet Earth, every day was committed to explore how these adversities could be transformed into opportunities.
For two weeks we explored Global Goal 13. Climate Action and Global Goal 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. The experience was impressive for us. Alongside students we found challenges from which we learned everyday. They left a mark on us and on our careers, because each one of them was a different world.
The first week we talked about the relation between climate change and food, life in the forests, and jungles. The following week we approached the introduction to programming language and imagined how we could use it to address social and economical challenges. Even though we face big adversities with planet Earth, every day was committed to explore how these adversities could be transformed into opportunities.
Our methodology of literature, games, dancing, math and natural connection were fundamental to this learning experience. The variety in the activities showed that no matter the distance and how we prefer to learn, we all have something marvelous to share. It was encouraging to hear student’s interest during our encounters!
"The head on my hair resembles the forest, but when we leave it alone it becomes the jungle. My skin is like the savannah, and sometimes my mood can get as warm as the desert on a plain day".
—Juan, 12 years old, Colombia.
"I feel worried and anxious with people 's indifference to the fact that the only place where we can live is going to disappear if we don’t take the action needed".
—Mariana, 9 years old, Colombia
"Using technology not only for solving problems, but also to prevent them (...) With programming I could make a video to educate others on what are the 3Rs and how to apply them".
—Javier, 9 years old, Mexico
"You don’t frequently find classes like these that teach such necessary things".
—Mother from Colombia
"My son was motivated and enthusiastic, he commented he had his “happy class” in the afternoon".
—Father from Mexico
"I love it. Not only kids should learn this, we should all be more conscious on how to approach these things".
—Mother from Colombia