divendres, 27 de març de 2009
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The different pannels and conferences which have been succesfully carried out at Ies Pau Vila over the last years made it possible for some teachers to present it to Federico Mayor Zaragoza's Second Edition Contest on Cultural Diversity as Means of Enrichment.
"Clean Eyes, New Voices, Better Perspectives" was awarded with the 2nd Prize in 2008.Thus, it also pulled the trigger on handing it in for the PELE's competitive projects. The Education Department gave green light to our project which means that it is bound to be further developed over the next three academic years.
Its targets are mainly addressed not only to the educational community in our high school but also to bring the gap between newcommers's experiences upon arrival or throughout the years they have been in Catalonia as means of enrichment and exchanging of own's personal achivements and breaking up with stereotypes on race, culture and economic ones.
The idea of this project is to generate a shared platform of interaction and discussion on migration issues among our students and teachers, as well as adult newcomers who can offer meaningful human exchanges using the English language (it could also be extended to French and other languages). N.G.O.s and social counterparts that might be interested in participating.
We want to strengthen and improve relationships which may allow us to stablish better knowledge and communication between all the members of our school and society. In this way we can collectively work together towards a new social model, one that holds respect and justice for everyone, including immigrants and the important cultural exchanges, contributions and diversity that they bring to our society. Insteat of looking at migrations as a problem, we will regard them as a good chance of cultural and human enrichment for all of us.