SUSTAINABILITY AND SCHOOLS: YOUNG PEOPLE, BORDER TEACHERS AND THE ELDERLY FOR GLT

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Global Thinking Foundation is promoting a  new challenge, working in collaboration with institutions, both public and private, who are committed in the diffusion and application of The 2030 Agenda. Only a commitment to change can restore a more sustainable planet, and this path starts with a change of mentality, supported by new technologies and governance systems.

At the moment the world is marked by deep imbalances that are affecting the environment, the economy and the society and Italy, at the global level, is not towards a new development path of sustainability as the Istat and Asvis’ data confirm. The change  in the sustainable approach for environment, society and economy starts from a good education. For this reason, in support of the goal 4 -quality education- different projects have been promoted during this years, aimed at different socio-economic groups of the society. Inequity can only be effectively fought by adopting an integrate vision and a sustainable balance and inclusive development:

in collaboration withSky is the limit: is a project started in collaboration with the Savings Museum in Turin. This project wants to contribute and enrich the didactics of the schools located in disadvantaged neighbourhoods: offering at the students living in poor conditions a long-term life plan, that they are not used to even wondering. Learning how to plan the future, make conscious choices, in order to understand that they can have more chances in life, including employment opportunities, better health and also participate actively in life. The project also want  to contrast the restricted access to an equitable quality education for all, in order to avoid social exclusion and isolation. Through the return of centrality to the person and the promotion of well-being, i.e. orienting children to assume a positive attitude as protagonists of their training, self-orientation, developing self-esteem, the ability to self-assess and orientation of their expectations according to a long-term perspective.

Immagini(Amo) sostenibile: The project has involved six different classes of the secondary school Colorni in Milan, in which we have introduced the path of sustainable development and social inclusion.
Students were involved, through a path of 3 meetings in which they have been introduced to make serious consideration to the complexity of the contemporary society, in relation to the changing of environment and economy, and focusing on the role of new technologies and the new digital skills that are necessary to face the constant demanding challenge and first of all their own future.
Students have been involved also in a photographic project In which they had to illustrate The 17 Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda, in relation to the environment in which they are living.

 

Senior Citizen in Health: Global Thinking Foundation in collaboration with The Italian Association Cuore e Rianimazione Lorenzo Greco o.n.l.u.s, is realizing a project for social inclusion of older citizens, to promote sustainable economic choices and to encourage adult people to adopt a healthy life style. Financial education plays a central role: this project aims to explain how disadvantaged, socio-economic conditions and social exclusion and isolation can lead older people to follow unhealthy and dangerous lifestyle. Unhealthy and poor diet, related to low income and inactivity, lack of access to public and private health services, hence older people encounter illness, disability and even death. For this reasons, social inclusion and a sustainable behavior with economic consciousness, play a key role for a social inclusion and a decent life for all.

 

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