Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. For us, as teachers, our daily work involves institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum but we can’t forget that any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. It’s here where our Erasmus+ project fits, preparing students for life as active citizens.

This is the blog specially created for the ERASMUS+ project called It's my life, it's my choice Here there are the 5 EUROPEAN schools working together in this challenger adventure:

1- The Coordinating school: LAUDIO BHI from Laudio (SPAIN)
2.- GROTIUSCOLLEGE, Delft (The Netherlands)
3.- NORGARDENSKOLAN, Uddevalla (Sweden)
5.- LYCEE AORAI, Pirae (French Polynesia)

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Students and teachers from IES LAUDIO BHI vist the RADIO

This morning, a group of teachers and students, who are involved in our ERASMUS+ project, visited RADIO LLODIO to talk about their project. Students who recently travelled to DELFT, in The Netherlands, talked about their experience, on the other hand, students who will have the chance to travel to UDDEVALLA next month, talked about their feelings, expectations and fears with this visit, a good opportunity to experience the Swedish lifestyle “in live”, living with a Swedish family and enjoying their hospitality.
Now that they are plenty involved in this ERASMUS+ project, working around different topics, have come to the Radio to present the theatre play that will take place next Thursday in their school. “Cuentos y cantos bajo la jaima saharaui” This will be a good opportunity to be involved in the Shaharauian culture. To understand better the situation of those Saharawi students that are living among us. 

Maria Belloso, a specialist who works in the area of international relationships for the University of DEUSTO in Bilbao, also talked about the project called BUBISHER, an NGO that was formed to support the implementation of a network of libraries and bookmobiles in the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf (Argel) and promotes the use of Spanish as a second language.

Maria talked about the poet and musician that we will have among us next Thursday and about what we will have the chance to watch and enjoy in their play.
Laudio Irratia 2015-04-21 13-00-00

If you want to learn about the "Saharawi problem" don't miss this video

For centuries, The Sahrawis were nomadic tribes that lived in the Sahara desert. They moved freely through the desert in search of better pastures and water for their herds of camels and goats. In 1885, in the Berlin conference, Europeans divided the African continent. All European countries received their share. Spain won the area known today as the Western Sahara. Africa was divided by borders improvised. Those who were once free nomads organized into tribal families were suddenly imprisoned by artificial barriers and subjected to colonial authority. Spain, like other colonial powers began to exploit local resources. In 1963, Spain discovered the world's largest reserves of phosphates in the colony, which transformed the land and the future of the Sahrawi forever. For decades, the Sahrawis coexisted peacefully with Spanish settlers. But in the 70s, it evolved into a nationalist movement across Africa. Sahrawis began to feel that Western Sahara was their land, their nation. ONU was engaged in the decolonization of Africa. Spain was pressured to leave the Western Sahara and began negotiating with the Sahrawi independence. But the King of Morocco, Hassam II, claimed that this territotio was and always had been part of Morroco. EEUU and France pressured a weak Spain to avoid war with Morocco for a territory that would leave anyway. Western Sahara was only another "pawn" in the global "chess game" between EEUU and the URSS. It was the Cold War.
Algeria, direct ally of Russia, armed Polisario. EEUU and France armed Morroco. After years of armed conflict, the Moroccan army could not defeat the "guerrillas" of the Polisario.In 1981 Morroco began to build the support of the U.S. and France, a big defensive wall of 2,500 km (1,562.5 mi) dividing Sahara . When the Cold War ends, the american decided that these war should end. In 1991 both sides aproved a plan of peace prepared by United Nations with only one condition: Celebrate a referendum in which the Sahrawis decide the future of Western Sahara. Today, Morocco is still not allowed celebrate the referendum agreed with ONU. For 20 years, EEUU & France have supported its ally in ONU, Morroco, to avoid carrying out the peace plan. This has led to the Status Quo. 50% of sahrawis expect a solution to the refugee camps in Algeria, while the other 50% remains under Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara.

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