2021-03-29 SPAIN

Marist Schools of Compostela hold their Solidarity Weeks in times of COVID-19

The Marist schools of the Province of Compostela (Spain and Portugal) have adapted their Solidarity Weeks to the current situation, marked by the pandemic, complying with all health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

During Solidarity Weeks, Marist schools promote aid and collaboration among their students through awareness-raising activities (solidarity games, exhibitions, storytelling) for all ages and initiatives in which funds are raised to finance scholarships for students in Honduras, Zambia and Comayagua, where the NGO SED is present.

The Marist schools of the Province of Compostela committed to Solidarity Weeks are: San José in León, Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla in Segovia, Cristo Rey in Coruña, Santa María in Tui, Liceo Castilla in Burgos, the Externato Marista in Lisbon and La Inmaculada in Valladolid, which in mid-March undertook a virtual solidarity march to cover 8134 kilometres, the distance between Spain and Honduras.

The Solidarity Teams of the Marist schools have carried out the following activities:
  • Use of the SED Teaching Units where the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal No. 4: ‘Quality Education’ are explained.
  • Online tutorials with people who have been volunteering for SED projects in Zambia, Honduras and/or Mozambique.
  • Solidarity and personalised badges made with infant school students.
  • The #RecorriendoPuentes challenge to adapt the Solidarity Walks to the online format or to go around the world, from the subject of Physical Education, as a symbol to collaborate with education.
  • Solidarity T-shirt, with Malala Yousafzai’s famous phrase ‘one child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world’.
  • Crowdfunding challenges led by secondary school students to obtain educational scholarships for children and young people in Honduras, El Salvador and Zambia.
  • Exhibitions to reflect the work that SED does to promote Human Rights in Honduras and Zambia.
  • Food collections.

At the beginning of the third term, in April, it will be the turn of the Marist schools of Carcavelos, Oviedo, Vigo, CCV and Lugo, as Palencia already did it during the first term.


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