Scholas brought together more than 150 young people from Oaxaca to participate during these days in their Schools of Art, Game and Thought, as a continuation of the Scholas Citizenship Program.
More than 150 young people from different communities of Oaxaca gathered during these days, from February 18 to 21, to participate in the Program of Schools of Art, Game and Thought, second stage of the Scholas Citizenship Program of which they participated last year The purpose This second experience is to invite young people to train as educators in the Scholas methodology, sharing their learning with others in their communities.
Young people from public and private schools and from different religious denominations participated and worked from the Schools of Art, Game and Thought. They had spaces of inspiration; going to the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca, of sensitization; sharing a day with older adults, and with it they generated a space of wealth through diversity, listening, commitment and openness towards different realities that they could put into practice on the last day with younger children from their communities.
Estrella de los Ángeles, participated in the School of Art and wanted to share his testimony: «From my experience in Scholas I feel that I can be myself and that I can freely share my way of thinking with other people of different ideologies».
The experience could be carried out thanks to the support of the Government of Oaxaca, the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (National DIF) and the President of the Advisory Council of Scholas México, Hector Sulaimán. The Honorary President of the State DIF, Ivette Morán de Murat, attended the closing ceremony of the event and the young people of the different Schools were able to share her testimonies about the experience. At the close of the meeting, the youth and the attending authorities planted the Olive Tree of Peace, a symbol that represents the encounter and peace for all religions and cultures.