OUR SOLIDARITY PROJECTS OUR DUTY

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From the Community Service Department at San Pedro Apóstol School we consider solidarity in the etymological sense of the word - in-solidum - not only as a charity action, but also as a deeper meaning. Solidarity means to us bonding responsibly to the destiny of others, sharing challenges and committing to them, becoming stronger while helping others become stronger too. Therefore, it is highly important that we get to know the different realities around us, that we integrate, understand the problem and share the same dreams. In this area we carry out projects and actions that provide our children with knowledge, experiences and the necessary tools to let them become a changing factor. It is our mission to educate future social leaders who can change the reality into a more equitable and fairer one. In this sense, we assure that in these opportunities children do not learn an isolated concept but a “lifelong learning experience”. How do we carry out these experiences? Team building days: once-a-year meeting which provides a space for reflection, assessment and planning. Non-uniform days, Clothes day and Solidarity Trips: collection of clothes and food that the students’ relatives donate in order to be distributed, by us or by ONGs, to people living in critical conditions. A Roof for my Country (known as Un Techo Para mi País): we joined the cause of this nonprofit organization. Our students organize different types of events in order to raise money to afford the construction of transitional housing. Then, during a three-day workday, the students participate themselves in the construction process, with the technical assistance. The houses are donated to homeless people. Solidary Eyes Project: this project is carried out by our fifth year students together with “Fundación Logros” (Achievements Foundation) and consists of offering the ability of sight to those who do not have it. By typing and recording texts, we help blind people with their university studies while learning that: the power of convictions, aims and dreams can be stronger than misfortunes. From San Pedro to San Pedro Project: every year, our sixth-year students travel to a town named “San Pedro” which is located in the Traslasierra Valley. Together with an agro-technical high school of the area, we carry out different kinds of activities focused on educating our students. Therefore, we believe that this is an integration project in which our students put into practice the knowledge they acquired in the CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) lessons. Integration, teamwork, environmental care, solidarity, among others, are the concepts our youngsters shall embody at the time of the project in order to meet the mission’s goals. Solidarity Murals: to turn a wall into a mural is to make reality even more beautiful. Under the guidance of the artist Raúl Teppa our students use their brushes at the service of the community, expressing their art in different places of the city. Cuesta Colorada Project: together with the Sports School of Cuesta Colorada, we organize activities aimed at sharing experiences with dozens of children who are in need of affection and fun. Solidarity Campaigns: they consist of different collects which are specifically allocated to people or institutions in need: “El Cotolengo Don Orione”, “Fundación Banco de Alimentos”, “Caritas”, “Hospital Neo Natal”, Rural Schools and Lunchrooms are some of the ones who receive money, food, clothing and supplies donations we collect.