With the execution of 11 educational workshops given to 354 students, the Educating to Remember Project was implemented, developed by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), in the Dominican Republic, during April and May of 2018.
The activities aimed at high school students were carried out with the purpose of contributing to the teaching of principles, values, human rights and the analysis of the history of the Holocaust, other genocides and conflicts in society.
The activists for peace considering that through a process of integral formation the students can execute good actions in favor progress, happiness and peace of the human being. They spoke of following topics:
Human Rights and their characteristics.
Genocide, The Holocaust and its stages.
The Holocaust paradigm of genocide.
The values for peace.
354 students obtained knowledge for the search of a harmonious coexistence in the society where they live. The activities culminated with the presentation of proposals for peace by the students.
The proposals were made with the objective of strengthening the community through the promotion of values, the recognition of human rights and respect for human dignity.
The proposals of the students will be executed in the second semester of 2018.
Respect fundamental rights
On April 14 and 28, peace activists gave school workshops to 72 students from the Eduardo Brito Adult Education Center of the Pedro Brand municipality, Santo Domingo province.
Also, on May 2, 7, 15 and 18, seven workshops were held at the Matías Ramón Mella high school and the Santiago Hirujo high school in Santo Domingo Norte, where 250 students reflected on the execution of actions in defense of human rights to counteract violence and respect the identity of groups.
The directors of these teaching centers stated that this educational project implemented by the GEAP is a positive influence for young people, likewise they expressed that the proposals will be executed in the second semester of 2018.
On May 15, the activists visited the Los Rosantes educational center in the Santo Domingo East municipality, where 32 students and 2 teachers studied in depth the study of the Holocaust while performing an analysis on the origin, causes and consequences of this fact.