What is the You Can Too Project?
It is an innovative educational project that in school teaches how to do something to improve the world.
It works on empathy and commitment through teaching the importance of research and sharing.
It is important that children are fully able to understand the reality of other children who find themselves in difficult situations. In this way, they can share experiences and find out exactly what their needs are.
A commitment is then made to solve one of the problems and a goal set for the amount of money they need to raise to solve the problem.
Possible ways are investigated of how to raise the money, developing their creativity and initiative.
Once the process is complete, all those who have participated in the project ensure that money raised reaches its final destination and solves the problem they had chosen to help.
Different resources will be provided to be able to carry out the project successfully.
The story is based on the Guarani legend about a robin redbreast who, drop by drop, tries to put out a forest fire. The story inspires a little boy to dream about ending the poverty and famine that other children are suffering. He has the idea to give up eating sweets for one day and save the euro he has not spent. He then realises that if all the children in his school did the same thing they could raise lots of money to help children who are hungry.
The Teaching Guide
The You Can Too Project is a flexible and open project which enables teachers and children to adapt it to their school and their own possibilities.
It documents the pilot project in Agora Sant Cugat International School during the 2012/2013 academic year. During the pilot project, the students decide to help construct a classroom in an orphanage in Kenya and the NGO Càritas food kitchen in Sant Cugat del Vallès.
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