Educar para Cooperar – Casa Pia of Lisbon (2nd Edition)

Educar para Cooperar – Casa Pia of Lisbon (2nd Edition)

Educar para Cooperar – Casa Pia of Lisbon (2nd Edition)

“Educar para Cooperar” (Educate to Cooperate) is the name of AIDGLOBAL’s first project in the area of Development Education (ED). The awareness of injustices and inequalities around the world and the low importance given to ED in school curricula led us to promote the Millennium Development Goals, Fair Trade and Volunteering, dynamizing participatory and active sessions with students.

This project aimed to involve children in recreational and educational activities that would stimulate them towards pro-active citizenship.

This project took place at CED (Centro de Educação e Desenvolvimento) (Center for Education and Development) D.ª Maria Pia, Casa Pia of Lisbon (Xabregas), with the goal of promoting Development Education in Formal Education, among the educational community.


The 2nd edition of the project lasted 10 months and took place during the 2007-2008 school year.


To promote Development Education and respective approaches in schools, empowering teachers and trainers.

To cooperate with the teachers, in order to sensitize them to the need of Development Education, in order for them to be able to spread the contents in the future;

Sensitize the students of CED Dª Maria Pia to the promotion of Global Citizenship.


The “Educar para Cooperar” (Educate to Cooperate) project arises from the need to fill a gap in Portuguese society and, above all, within the educational community, with regard to awareness of the global asymmetries that affect us all.

It is within the scope of Education for Development that the theme of Global Citizenship has been worked on, deserving attention from civil society organizations and some public entities.

This project seeks to raise children’s awareness to various issues related to development and social and geographical inequalities, starting with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and covering topics such as Fair Trade and Volunteering, working with innovative and participatory methodologies, characteristic of non-formal education.


Set of 10 sessions developed in each of the 5 participating classes (3 of 2nd Cycle and 2 of Pre-School) during class time, in coordination with the teacher. Development Education Week, involving about 18 classes.




Throughout the years AIDGLOBAL has established partnerships with several organizations who connect with our mission. AIDGLOBAL thanks all public and private entities for the support shown in our work, in the certainty that we will continue our path towards creating change for a more just and equitable world through education.