On June 12 during the IVECA Virtual Live class, students from Hanil High School in Korea and Maria Luiza Formozinho Ribeiro Public School in Brazil shared plans to improve their communities and implement United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) #16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and the defined Target Indicators. Students from both schools began their learning experience by researching current community needs and analyzing problems their countries face. The students hey brainstormed ideas for a solution enlighten by SDG #4 (Quality Education) and #17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
Following these research components, both classes conducted an in-depth discussion about their plans, shared feedback and learned how to improve their ideas. Throughout this Live Class, students helped each other understand how important it is to collaboratively explore solutions and ideas with other cultures. They also realized that several problems are shared by both countries but each deals with them in different ways.
Both Korean and Brazilian students expressed their joy of learning and hope for future collaboration through IVECA. Students’ learning experience was reflected through the closing remarks of teachers and principals from both schools. Principal from Hanil High School, Mr.Young-ui Kim demonstrated great support to the project and encouraged participants, saying:
“It is you, the young generation, that will grow into persons in positions to change the world in the future, and I see a bright future ahead of us after seeing you engage in this program throughout the semester.”
Brazilian Teacher Mr. Diego shared great enthusiasm as he conducting a Live Class for the first time:
“The Live Class is an unforgettable experience. Our students were able to get to know the SDGs, analyze the problems in our country in search of solutions. Furthermore, they were able to analyze problems and solutions in South Korea as well, which develops empathy, respect, and companionship that humanity needs so much!”