EDP FOUNDATION SOLIDARITY SCHOOLS GETS OVER 56 THOUSAND STUDENTS AND TEACHERS INVOLVED IN CITIZENSHIP PROJECTS

Over 900 students and teachers from schools across the country attended the 9th National Meeting of EDP Foundation Solidarity Schools, marking the end of a school year devoted to projects of social intervention and solidarity. This edition of the programme was defined by a growing mobilisation: 514 schools participated.

Eradicating poverty and hunger, promoting economic and environmental sustainability, creating more education and better health, as well as supporting the most vulnerable communities were the subjects that most motivated student participation: in total, 52 472 students acted on behalf of the community.

Under the motto ‘#are you or aren’t you?’, the registered schools created 1 359 solidarity teams which developed 2 356 projects under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Committed to solving issues affecting their local communities, together, teachers and students allocated approximately 4 million hours to this programme which is officially sponsored by the Secretariat of State for Education and the General Board of Education.

The project EDP Foundation Solidarity Schools aims to promote citizenship in schools and encourage secondary education students to become actively involved in solving social issues affecting their local communities.

Being a Solidarity School means providing students with a full education, including exercising citizenship as a tool for personal and social development. It is also a way to forge strong bonds between the school community, families and the wider community, annually mobilising tens of thousands of pupils and teachers from schools across the country.

Over the course of the 9th National Meeting of EDP Foundation Solidarity Schools, the 40 schools selected in the categories Revelation, Distinction and Super-school were announced, among the 129 that qualified.

List of qualified schools

30 May 2019