The Ministry of Education (Meduca), in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), developed the educational policy proposal workshop for sustainable development in Panama and representatives of parents’ associations in all educational regions, civic clubs and non-governmental organizations participated.
In order to guarantee compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), based on target 4.7 which is Education for sustainable development (EDS), in the workshop the policy was announced, working with them, receiving their inputs and doing a validation with civil organizations that are fundamental and that will be recipients of the benefits of the policies, once it is approved.
The main topics addressed in this activity were focused on four main axes, fundamental for the advancement, achievement and improvement of the quality of education in Panama.
One of them is the curricular aspect, the other is student empowerment, inter-institutional coordination and the last one is the teaching part.
For Leissa Bernal, President of the Parents Association of the school dand Alto Caballero, in the Ngäbe Buglé region, it is very interesting that Meduca has had the initiative to convene us to participate in this education workshop for sustainable development, as it is necessary to implement it in all educational centers for the benefit of all students in the region.
While, Ernesto Leon, first vice president of the Active 2030 Club of Panama, pointed out that this type of workshops, with the participation of civil society organizations, parents and educational leaders, are important, since the reality is that Panama and its education are transformed into a education thought about the year 2030 and how we are going to meet those challenges of the 2030 agenda and the sustainable development goals.
Carmen Aparicio, National Director of Environmental Education; Ricardo Martínez, from the Unesco office; Omar Batista, from the National Directorate of Community Education and Parents, among other officials.