Helsinki España promotes education on Human Rights in schools in the Canary Islands

Through the "Young people for the young people" project, an initiative on which Red Eléctrica collaborates, university students promote Human Rights education in secondary school centres in Gran Canaria.

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The Deputy Minister of Industry for the Government of the Canary Islands, Adrián Mendoza; the General Director of Universities for the Government of the Canary Islands, Ciro Gutiérrez; the General Secretary of Helsinki Spain, María Jaén, and Red Eléctrica’s Director of System Operation in the Canary Islands, Eduardo Prieto, today visited the Institute of Secondary Education ‘Tomás Morales’ in Gran Canaria to attend one of the educational workshops promoted by Helsinki Spain as part of its "Young people for the young people" project; an initiative which seeks to promote human rights education for secondary school students through university students.

This project, carried out for the first time in Gran Canaria and which has the collaboration of Red Eléctrica de España, has already conducted 66 of the 72 workshops planned. Each secondary school level class receives four sessions in which university students promote the knowledge of school youth in the field of human rights. In total, 469 students from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of secondary education (ESO) from various schools are participating along with 30 University students.

On this occasion, the project "Young people for the young people" in Gran Canaria is putting special emphasis on the respect for the natural environment and the importance of a future sustainable energy model. For this reason, the workshop, attended today by the authorities, aimed to raise awareness among younger generations on consumption patterns that are more efficient and respectful of the environment through the digital educational game EntreREDes, created by Red Eléctrica de España.

The purpose of this educational application is to test students' skills and knowledge on curricular content in an entertaining way and, at the same time, provide knowledge on how the Spanish electricity system works and explain the link that exists between electricity and social progress. Players move around a map of Spain traveling along the main power lines and substations of the electricity transmission grid as they correctly answer questions on six different academic subjects.

With more than 8,500 questions and three playing modes, EntreREDes is an effective educational resource for the teacher in the classroom; an enjoyable and engaging revision tool for students to use at home, and a way of having fun that can be shared with family or friends.