Three day conference in Basic Education, Media and Diversified Schools, which received the GEAP and the Forum: "Educating to Remember" in Guatemala
The GEAP is working hard on education and human rights awareness among students in schools, colleges and universities; for this reason the Forum "Educating to Remember" has been made available to every educational institution. During the month of March, three schools welcomed this project in Guatemala: the Jose Milla and Vidaurre School, Sun Valley College and the Bilingual Computing College C.B.C El Carmen, where they gathered more than one thousand students, discussing the topic: "The Holocaust and Human Rights".
The first school to welcome this initiative was the Jose Milla and Vidaurre School. The school’s principal, Emma Vargas, stressed the importance of teaching human rights to everyone, especially the next generation of young students who are being educated, and must have their principles and values well substantiated. Oscar Guerra, who covered the historical part, presented a timetable of every event that took place during the Holocaust, leaving a fairly clear picture upon the students about this unfortunate event.
Valle del Sol was the second school, where outstanding students, selected for their excellent academic performance, were responsible for speaking on a topic of creating awareness in their peers on the events that shaped history and the symptoms that preceded one of the darkest moments that we have lived through and exposing the eminent danger that this event can happen again.
The third school was the Bilingual Computing College C.B.C El Carmen. There the speakers were responsible for creating spaces of reflection and motivation among students, to overcome the obstacles that arise in life and take every challenge as an opportunity to grow and improve, as thousands of Holocaust survivors did; and secondly, to learn the lessons that history has left us, so we do not repeat them.
To conclude the forums, the GEAP opened the photographic exhibition on the Holocaust, so that teachers and students could reaffirm the knowledge they acquired in the lectures and see actual images of different events and stages of this genocide, sensitizing participants and alerting them to the signals that have been internationally manifested on this topic.