Tuesday, February 23, 2021

KIDS' GUERNICA in Setúbal,Portugal

You Tube Portuguese students facing COVID – 19 worked for the 7th Edition of Kid's Guernica Project

The Association of Municipalities of the Setúbal Region - AMRS, enthusiastically embraced the project Kid's Guernica, due to its historical, humanist and artistic relevance. AMRS it’s an association that works the interests of its associated municipalities, located in Setúbal – Portugal.

 In 2005, first launched the challenge to all schools from Setúbal and, so then, all of its students would be able to work around this project.

Due to world’s pandemic COVID-19 and the scenario the public health community fear right now, people all around the world are watching a deadly virus emerging spreading rapidly.  2020 saw the world united against this virus, from small personal gestures to protect others, to international collaboration on research and innovation.

Public and private organisms have their stories about how they rearranged their methodic work, facing limitations.

The relation between AMRS, their municipalities and schools, brought an individual e collective vision in order to maintain this Project. Gratefully, we've found the answer suitable to achieve the right response and it was with effort and pleasure that we built it with them.

The most challenging crisis we have ever faced also brought us the capacity, resilience, commitment and the tools needed to beat COVID-19 limitations. We’ve became more aware of the best practices during this pandemic, respecting the "stay home" measures, the closure of schools, businesses, and public places. The outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic was impossible to predict, but we didn´t stopped.

The 7th Edition of the Kid’s Guernica Project, who brought together over 5250 students to work the theme Participation as a tool for Peace and Equality, was interrupted, due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This theme was based on the importance of Participation and the fundamental role of children in society, through their ability to reflect about the act of Participating, taking part, intervening, sharing, denouncing, so it is a way to defend and promote Peace and Equality.

Schools and students, with our support, developed this work, facing gigantic limitations. In their behalf, AMRS and the municipalities of the Setúbal Region developed this video to signalize the 7th edition.

A Secretária-Geral

Sofia Martins