Description/achievement of initiative
2030 Agenda proclaims that children and young women and men are critical agents of change. However, reality shows that many young people and children all around the world have never had the opportunity to design and lead their own development, mainly in South countries.
#iDeas2030 provides the necessary tools to students to let them know how they can really be actors of an inclusive sustainable global development. It is an international partnership for the 17 goals that reunites more than 150 proactive children and young people from Guatemala, Bolivia, the Ivory Coast and Spain, a
Involvement of Partners-
FABRE Foundation, designing and implementating the Project.
Navarre Government, financing the Project.
FUNDAP, FABRE's local partner in Guatemala.
NORSUD, FABRE's local partner in Bolivia.
Centre Médico Social Walé, FABRE's local partner in the Ivory Coast.
Schools and educational establishments:
In Navarre, Spain: Centro Educativo Miravalles - El Redn, Centro Educativo Santa Catalina Labour, IES Mendillorri, IES Plaza de la Cruz.
In San Marcos, Guatemala: Escuela Rural Cantan Mariscal I, Escuela Rural Santo Domingo San Pablo, Escuela Rural el Rodeo.
In Sucre, Bolivia: Centro Educativo de Poroma.
In Yamoussoukro, the Ivory Coast: Rural Schools of Toumboukro.
Guatemalan, Bolivian, Ivorian and Spanish children and young people lead local projects with this structure:
1st step: INSTAGRAM Identify the problem, take a picture of it and post it on Instagram!
Each group analyzes the social-economic-cultural reality of their community and identifies several existing problems. They select a concrete problem and associate it with one SDG. They take a picture of that problem and post it in Instagram with the hashtag #iDeas2030.
During this first phase, young people and children discover from what angle problems are viewed in other places of the world. They are aware that 2030 Agenda addresses global development issues that, although in a different way, affect all points of the planet.
2nd step: TWITTER Design an idea to solve the problem and post it on Twitter!
Each group brainstorms about how to solve the photographed problem. During this second step, creativity, proactivity and leadership are promoted. Each group selects an ambitious but realistic idea and post it on Twitter. These ideas are shared all around the world, being inspiration for other people.
3rd step: YOUTUBE Make the #iDea2030 happen, shoot it and post it on YouTube!
Each group creates an action plan, executes the #iDea2030 and records it showing the impact in the community. Each video is shared on FABRE YouTube channel.
All these videos give voice to all those children and young people who, at a local level and in disadvantages areas, are transforming the world in a more sustainable, equitable and fair one.
As an example of this process, one particular case can be mentioned:
SDG 11, target 11.1. Project in Cant Mariscal village, San Marcos department, Guatemala Group formed by Angee Lopez, Shannel Bautista and Linda Ramirez, 10 years old.
Photographed problem: slums in their village substandard housing.
#iDea2030: mobilizing the major of their town to ensure decent housing for the population.
Impact: Three Guatemalan girls broke stereotypes and machismo barriers latent in their community. Women in their village arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t allowed to participate in the political sphere and to raise their voice against injustices. With this initiative, they asked for an audience with the major of their town and demanded him to facilitate building material and electricity to families living in slums. The engagement was twin-track: municipality facilitates materials and families build their houses.
There are currently more tan 30 local projects running as a result of this ESD project that boosts North-South and South-South cooperation.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
#iDeas2030 process starts with capacity-buildings on SDGs. This initiative intends to implement an experiential learning process, with the intention of setting values and attitudinal competencies that agree with the philosophy of the 2030 Agenda. The combination of the cognitive, emotional and face-to-face methodologies during the capacity-buildings are sought through dialogue and the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Local projects carried out by youth and children revolve around a maker-based learning methodology that is taught during the capacity buildings. This methodology was born in the United States with the teaching of science and technology. It enhances higher order thinking skills (assess, analyze and create) and is also essential in the promotion of proactivity and social entrepreneurship. This methodology allows youth and children to participate in the project by selecting their own learning and action path based on a model of personal inquiry.
Navarre Government has arranged to continue supporting this project during 2019/2020.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a branch of international cooperation that empowers people to change the way they think and work towards a sustainable future. There is growing international recognition of ESD as an integral element of quality education and a key enabler for sustainable development (target 4.7, SDG 4)
FABRE Foundation in Navarre (Spain) implements an ESD project that shows that small local projects promoted by children and young people are essential to achieve SDGs. This project has the technical support of Guatemalan and Bolivian FABREs counterparts, the public funding of the Government of Navarre and the scientific support of the University of Navarre.
This project promotes #iDeas2030 initiative. It is coordinated in the following way:
1. FABRE Foundation is part of the Navarre development NGO coordinator as member of the Education Commission. This project is implemented within the framework of the “Escuelas Solidarias program, that reunites more than 40 schools, is led by the Navarre NGO coordinator and financed by the Navarre Government.
2. FABRE Foundation participated in the public call for ESD projects of the Navarre Government 2017/2018. #iDeas2030 resulted the best valued project and was financed with 30.000
3. FABRE staff has coordinated a training on SDGs among more than 10.000 direct and indirect beneficiaries in Navarre (Spain), San Marcos (Guatemala), Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast) and Poroma (Bolivia). This training has been done through workshops and 17 online SDGs teaching guides, designed by FABRE with the scientific support of the University of Navarre.
4. FABRE in Navarre, FUNDAP in San Marcos and NORSUD in Bolivia have coordinated the implementation of 30 #iDeas2030.
5. #iDeas2030 inspirational examples for youth and children have been recorded in 17 testimonial videos. These 17 videos show how people make SDGs real with their jobs. Organizations that have been interviewed are: SDG 1 - Pobreza Cero Platform, SDG 2 - Banco de Alimentos, SDG 3 - Centre Médico Social Walé, Yamoussoukro, SDG 4 – NGO Entreculturas, SDG 5 – Ixoqi’ SA, Guatemala, SDG 6 – AUARA S.A, SDG 7 – BETER Energy, SDG 8 – Economía Solidaria, SDG 9 – Innovactoras, SDG 10 – Cruz Roja, SDG 11 – Jane’s Walk, SDG 12 – Fairtrade, SDG 13 – Ecopreneurs for the climate, SDG 14 – Oceanografic de Valencia, SDG 15 – Asociación para la Transhumancia y Naturaleza, SDG 16 – ex-officio lawyer, SDG 17 – Impact HUB Coworking.
6. Public incidence has been done in UNESCO Paris Headquarters, UNESCO Guatemala Headquarters, DG JUST of the European Commission in Brussels and media.
Centre Médico Social Walé
Centro Educativo Miravalles, El Redn, Centro Educativo Santa Catalina Labour, IES Mendillorri, IES Plaza de la Cruz, CEE El Molino, IES Mendillorri, CI Agroforestal, IES Benjamin de Tudela, Escuela Rural Cantn Mariscal I, Escuela Rural Santo Domingo San Pablo, Escuela Rural el Rodeo, Centro Educativo de Poroma, Escuelas de Toumboukro en Yamoussoukro.