Welcome to the project websiteWE ARE THE SAME
As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Our project “You and me- we are the same” emphasizes the necessity of building up social bonds among classmates, youngsters and all members of the same community to foster intercultural understanding to achieve a global culture of tolerance and respect. […]
[…]With this project we aim at sharing experiences , exchanging best practices , demonstrateing that processes in the different countries are identical , that globalization and intercultural unity is one of the characteristics of a United Europe . Teachers trust in civic education as a catalyst of change, as an agent to spread European democratic values. The project participants will learn and be aware of what it means to be a citizen of a United Europe, to support and work in favour of human rights, to know their rights and responsibilities, and enjoy common European values and cultural and natural heritage.[…]
The team is formed by six schools from the Program countries, primary and secondary schools, complementary in ages, levels and educational offer. Some of them have already cooperated in other European multilateral school partnerships, such as Comenius, Grundtvig and Leonardo programmes, e-twinning projects and training programs, where they met and encouraged new partners to join the group.
Our project activities are designed on 8 topics and include the basic rights of all children. The topics are divided into 2 years and will be worked during the learning activities by the students and the teachers from the partners’ schools.
The themes of the Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils correspond with the main children rights:
1. The Right to a name and nationality
2. Right to freedom of opinion and of expression
3. The right to protection ( healthy nourishment, medical assistance and healthy environment)
4. The right to an adequate education
5. Every child has the right to have everything he/she needs for a better life
6. The Right to special care, if handicaped
7. The right to preserve tradition / culture
8. The Right to be brought up in a spirit of peace and universal brotherhood
Calendar : 1 transnational project meeting, 4 Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils and 2 Short-term joint staff training events.
The topics of the Short-term joint staff-training events are:
1. ICT EDUCATIONAL RESOURSES
2. HOW TO REDUCE OUR WASTE
5 countries involved
Project management workshop – Creating a platform, preparing the project work. Teacher’s training : ICT educational recourses
Right to have clean air, water and healthy environment students’ training.
Teacher’s trainig : HOW TO REDUCE OUR WASTE
Every child has the right to have everything he/she needs for a better life : student’s training about tolerance.
The right to preserve tradition
Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils in Portugal “We celebrate together”
The Right to be brought up in a spirit of peace and universal brotherhood – Good practice at school; teambuilding games; “We are tolerant”
The students will benefit the project as it will
- make our students open-minded people, active citizens and future stakeholders of social entrepreneurship
- encourage them to have an active participation in society and European collaboration
- increase knowledge in civic education
- increase knowledge about the European documents about children rights
- develop living together in the multicultural European family
- ease integration of children with different difficulties in every school
- use virtual communications and collaboration between students– online conferences on eTwinning platform
- bring flexible learning and how to work with new technologies
- promote social entrepreneurship
- activate basic skills and transversal skills, digital skills, language skills, leadership skills
- help them find the outcomes of formal, non-formal and informal learning
- make them willing to participate in charity events to help underprivileged children
Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Right to a name and nationality
The right to freedom of opinion and of expression
The right to have clean air, water and healthy environment
The right to have an adequate education
The right to preserve tradition
Every child has the right to have everything he/she needs for a better life
The Right to be brought up in a spirit of peace and universal brotherhood
Get In Touch
Location: Collège Marie Mauron
851 route de Fréjus
Telephone: (+33) 494 60 64 80
School Hours: M-F: 7am – 5pm
The main results for all the participants:
-despite cultural and language differences, they all have the SAME rights;
– to have responsible behaviours towards their own and others’ rights,
– to be active European citizens.
– to be the future stakeholders of European social values.
– preventing any sort of violence.
– overcome difficulties in terms of tolerance, respect and social inclusion.
– respect each other and enhance knowledge on Human Rights (including Children’s Rights),
– self-respect, tolerance, preservation of human dignity, caring and empathy .
cooperation with different youngsters from different countries of Europe will give the participants the precious chance to transform theoretical knowledge of understanding different cultures and languages into a very effective practical experience.
-development of strong transnational partnership and inter cultural dialogue;
– eliminating all forms of social ( because of age, disability, gender, or beliefs) and racial (race, color or national origin) discrimination
-positive impacts on all participants and even on institutions and our communities.