In Veracruz, Saltillo and Torreón, Mexico, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) developed the Educational Workshops Educating to Remember: The Holocaust, paradigm of genocide, in order to execute actions to awaken respect for others, regardless of your social condition, culture, religion or nationality.
The Educating to Remember program proposes to study the history of the Holocaust and other genocides, based on the teaching of human rights, and is aimed at students and teachers of public and private educational institutions.
The workshops were taught in four campuses to a total of 1,867 students.
Active participation of young people and teachers
On March 5 and 6, the facilitators of the GEAP in Veracruz held 12 workshops at the Telesecundaria Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz School with 290 students and 14 teachers. In the town of Banderilla, 30 activists visited the Telesecundaria Dr. Aureliano Hernández Palacios School, where 116 young people participated in the workshops.
Also, on March 8, 16 volunteers from the GEAP carried out the activity with 47 students from the Rafael Ramírez Castañeda Telesecundaria School. At the end of the activities the students presented proposals in favor of the human family, which will be reviewed by the teaching staff and the GEAP.
In Torreón, from March 12 to 15, the study on the Holocaust was carried out at Ildefonso Villarello Vélez Technical Secondary School No. 1, where 1400 students and teachers participated in a total of 36 workshops given by GEAP volunteers in the multiple purpose room of the institution.
Similarly, in Saltillo, 14 students and the teacher Mónica Rodríguez from the Dr. Mariano Narváez González TV Bachilleras School received the first school workshop, where they learned about the consequences of intolerance, hatred, discrimination, disrespect for life and human dignity.