Young Caritas Academy

The Young Caritas Academy offers support to teachers and other education professionals in integrating sustainable development topics into the classroom. This contributes to increasing the social and values literacy of pupils and students. It also promotes the development of consideration for other people and their values, leading to the development of mutual respect. It also naturally develops critical thinking and knowledge of one's own values and attitudes.

What does the Academy bring to educators?

  • New working methods
  • Consultations and supervision in the school
  • Educational materials on the topic of sustainable development



What does the Academy bring to students?

  • Personal development in cooperation and communication
  • Learning through the preparation and implementation of your own project
  • A wealth of information on sustainable development

Individual activities take place directly in your school/club. You can also reach them through a seminar and follow-up mentoring, thus supporting their methodological integration into your teaching.

Living Library

  • Who for: primary and secondary school students, clubs, low-threshold centres
  • Duration: 3 - 5hrs

A Living Library allows to get acquainted with stories of "living books", i.e. people who are different in some way. People around them have different ideas about them, which often prevent them from getting to know each other. Pupils and students learn about the stories of 'living books', most often through small group discussions.

A 'living book' narrates and the participants, i.e. the 'readers', listen and ask questions. Through conversation, the 'books' and the 'readers' get to know each other and the original ideas can be transformed.

Through interpersonal encounters and sharing of stories, a living library helps to break down fear of the unknown and promotes self-knowledge and knowledge of others. It enables us to think critically about how we see the world around us.

Subtitled "Don't judge a book by its cover", it tells stories of people whose fate is something special. These are usually lives affected by war, violence or racial and religious causes, but stories based on unconventional lifestyles are not uncommon.

Round table of opinions and beliefs (role play)

  • Who for: primary and secondary school students, clubs, low-threshold centres
  • Duration: 2 hrs

Representatives of different opinions, professions and social status sit together at a round table and try to come together to an ideal solution to specific problems. The round table fights differences and offers an ideal opportunity to express one's point of view from different positions that are often not commonly heard. It allows you to try out and experience different points of view, including their reflection.

Ideathon

  • Who for: primary and secondary school students, clubs, low-threshold centres
  • Duration: 8 – 12 hrs

Ideathon is a very popular method of informal education. Originally based on the so-called hackathons, where IT experts work together to find a solution to a selected technological problem during a short intensive collaboration (usually a 12-hour format). The Ideathon method brings this concept to the social sphere and is widely applicable to any other sector. Participants are tasked with finding a common way to solve a predefined problem. It is an ideal method for planning school projects that will promote sustainable development, or as a tool for mapping and finding starting points for common rules and streamlining educational processes.

HRA 2030

The HRA 2030 is a game on foreign development cooperation and the Sustainable Development Goals designed for all card game enthusiasts and also for all those who would like to learn in a fun way about the 2030 global development plan and aid to less developed countries. The game is in Czech only.

The title refers to the year 2030, which is the deadline for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda - the ambitious sustainable development plan adopted by all the world's countries in 2015 at the United Nations in New York. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The game is designed for 2 or more players and can be printed at home by anyone. You can print double-sided, making the cards thinner, or single-sided and then glue the pages together or tape them together with a quarter.

For the most accurate result when printing double-sided, select rotate on the longer edge and adjust to the printable area in the print options.

For single-sided printing, glue the front and back sides together. The resulting cards will be stronger.

When cutting, in both cases you can follow either the backs, which are made so that the borders of each card are visible, or the crop marks.

The game includes:

  • 17 Sustainable Development Goals cards
  • 26 resource cards
  • 23 red action cards
  • 10 blue event cards

Game instructions

Download the game here (only in Czech)

For more information or to book Young Caritas Academy training activities, please contact us at vzdelavani@charita.cz or call +420 730 804 205.