Impact of Scholas experiences on young people mental health, at International Conference

On March 10, the International Conference «Analysis of compliance with point 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals: a Quality Education within the general framework of the SDGs / 2030 was held, organized by the Confederation of American Educators (CEA), the Federation of University Teachers’ Unions of South America (FESIDUAS), the Teaching Workers’ Union (STEs inter-union), the Confederation of Workers of the Universities of the Americas (CONTUA), Kairos organization, the Federation of University Teachers (FEDUN), and Scholas Occurrentes Foundation.

Ana Victoria Poenitz, Global Coordinator of Impact Evaluation and Measurement, of Scholas, participated as a speaker. She was accompanied by Fernando Rodal, President of CEA, Uruguay; Daniel Ricci, President of FESIDUAS, Argentina.

Poenitz showed statistics of the results obtained with the cyber encounters with young students, parents and teachers, aimed at containing, empathizing and trying to improve the teaching-learning experiences in this virtual context that the pandemic forced.

She reported that emphasis was placed on probing the emotions that arose around expectations, and provided the different percentages in the different groups, to work from that reality. Then she showed the results of the experiences of the Youth Building the Future Program, which was developed in Mexico, and Mozambique, where the programs that had been developed were compiled, such as Soccer with values, with very satisfactory results.

Poentiz was accompanied by Fernando Rodal, President of CEA, Uruguay and Daniel Ricci, President of FESIDUAS, Argentina.

On behalf of the Kairos Network, Ana Lucía Gazzola, former rector of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and former director of the UNESCO Institute for Higher Education in Latin America, and Telémaco Talavera, Rector of the National Agrarian University of Nicaragua participated as well.

The event was broadcast online on the YouTube channel of the Federation of University Teachers: FEDUNTV