Monday, March 25, 2024

AEC students recognize the women in their lives

Alternative Education Center students recognized the women in their lives as they joined the observance of International Women's Day on March 8, 2024. With the theme "Invest in women: Accelerate progress," this year's celebration encourages everyone to help achieve gender equality and women’s well-being in all aspects of life, as such effort creates prosperous global economies and a healthy sustainable world. The celebration challenges us to face and hurdle the key global challenge: the alarming $360 billion annual deficit in gender-equality measures by 2030. Some countries remain to be skeptical of women's power to lead.

AEC students discussed the many contributions of their mothers or female guardians in improving their lives and making their homes the safest and most secure places to live in and thrive. They described the women they love dearly by making posters. They played a Totika game to improve mindfulness, as it relates to how they can help protect the women they care the most about. Students also discussed how this precious celebration contributes to meeting the global goal of gender equality.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

AEC joins World Day of Social Justice

Alternative Education Center joined the world in celebrating the World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2024. World Day of Social Justice reminds us each year of the need to build fairer, more equitable societies. Advancing social justice is the central aim guiding all national and international policies. Societies and economies function more cohesively when social justice is prioritized.

AEC students played a card game to discuss ways to improve social intelligence. They explained how applying social intelligence could lead people to understand social justice and commit to advancing and protecting it. They discussed what social justice could look like in school and family settings. They used a coloring activity to demonstrate their message if they were to help promote social justice. Ultimately, AEC students discussed how the World Day of Social Justice celebration helps promote the global sustainable goals of reduced inequalities and peace, justice, and strong institutions.