Meet our partners: Aux couleurs du deba

Aux couleurs du DEBA is an NGO, born in 2008 and located in the Bordeaux Metropolis, in a multi-ethnic popular area.

Through our actions, we want to promote a better life together in a spirit of sharing and openness, pluralism and neutrality.

For more than 10 years, we have been organizing European projects with many local partners to bring Europe to our territories and enable neighborhood youth and young people with disabilities to have an experience abroad. We are working a lot on the issue of European citizenship and intercultural dialogue but also on the prevention of violence in general and women in particular.

Locally, we also train volunteers and professionals of formal and non formal education on the prevention of gender violence, gender equality, conflict management and non-violent communication.

31 All de la foret, 33600 Pessac, France

Meet our partners: Scoala Gimnaziala Sutesti

The school has kindergarten, primary and secondary education. There are about 150 students from 3 to 15 years and 19 teachers.

The school benefits from a project of governmental modernization PNDL2 of the Sutesti City Hall. The risk is not to leave the students in the city and to reduce the demographic structure. That is why we strive to make the school attractive and to enhance it.

Our students generally have good exam results. The courses start at 8 and end at 12 o'clock for the little ones and at 2 o'clock for the big ones. Our pupils arrive at school by the school bus,they come from 14 km  distance from  school. The teachers have classes in other schools, their compulsory full time is 18 hours per week.

We want to develop the school for the good of the students, our families and ours.

Comuna Sutești, Județul Vâlcea, România

Meet our partners: Aarnivalkea School

Aarnivalkea School is a primary school with about 300 pupils in Tapiola, Espoo. There are fifteen class teachers, two language teachers, two special education teachers and the principal in our school.

Our school day usually begins at 8:15 and the day ends between 12 and 15 o’clock in the afternoon.

For small pupils there is an afternoon club on the school premises. School meal is offered in our school canteen and it is provided by the municipality. At our school pupils can study many languages: English, French, German and Swedish. French and English can be studied from the first grade. In addition to learning, we hold pupils’ growth and wellbeing in high regard. We support the development of our students’ communication and co-operation skills and give them versatile ability to answer to the challenges of changing environment.

Our school environment offers good possibilities for cultural education and sports.

We work in close co-operation with parents and homes which aims at getting the best out of each pupil.

Aarnivalkeantie 9e, 02100 Espoo, Finlandia

Meet our partners: 9o Dimotiko Sxolieo Alexandroupoli

Our school is the 9th Primary School of Alexandroupoli in the north of Greece.

We have 320 students, from 6 to 12 years old, who come from various social, economic and cultural backgrounds and have different educational needs. We are 32 teachers - class teachers as well as specialist teachers - working for a modern democratic, happy and humane school. Our aim is to fulfill the cognitive and socialization roles of the school through modern teaching methods and means(computers, projectors, interactive whiteboards), good planning, a good organization of the teaching facilities and a harmonious, serious and responsible cooperation of the school, the parents and the students. Primary education lasts for 6 years and the students are taught  their mother tongue, maths, history, science, geography, physical education, drama, computer studies, music, environmental studies, art, religion and foreign languages (English- in all classes- German or French in classes 5 and 6). In our school we have students with special needs. They are included in the general education classes but receive extra help from specialized staff at an individual level (parallel support) or at a group level (special needs class).

The school has an adequately equipped computer lab where the students of all classes become familiar with the basic functions of computers. In all the classrooms there are computers which are used as teaching aids, research tools and as communication and information search tools.

Ρόδου 36, Αλεξανδρούπολη, Grecia

We have celebrated our first short-term exchange of groups of pupils in Finland from December 9 to 13, 2019

Hosted by Aarnivalkea School, the students have been able to meet and get to know each other by little games in English, to present their country then the tale they studied and to choose the tales which they wanted to continue working on.

In addition to that, during two afternoons we all had the chance to visit Finland’s capital Helsinki. Everyone enjoyed the guided tour at the Natural History museum of Finland as well as the ferry and the visit to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

We also had time to celebrate Christmas at the annual Christmas Party of Aarnivalkea school. The first experience of the change was unforgettable and everyone is looking forward to the next meeting in Romania in March.

Des stéréotypes à l’égalité de genre

Given the differences in status, considerations and positions observed between men and women in today’s society, our project aims to promote gender equality among the entire educational community to achieve greater social justice In the Europe of tomorrow.

In fact, in our schools, students already have strong prejudices about what girls and boys should be. As a result, men then obtain positions of responsibility; Many women are content with precarious and poorly paid jobs. This infernal cycle is reproduced from generation to generation and is even more present in isolated and disadvantaged populations, as is the case of a large part of the students of the participating schools.

This observation forces us to reflect on gender stereotypes to better combat them. In fact, there can be no real equality between men and women without deconstructing the foundations of gender relations, that is, the historical division of social roles between men and women. These roles are based on philosophical, religious, political, biological or social “justifications” that vary in history and country.

By giving girls and women their rightful place, we are helping to change attitudes and, therefore, promoting gender change to build fairer and more equal societies.