This initiative, that seeks to encourage young people to take social responsibility, look after their environment and give back to their community was developed by the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations in partnership with the Guardian Angel Foundation.
Working closely with the Department of Education and teachers of lower primary, upper primary and secondary schools in Gibraltar, the Office researched, sought and purchased resources which aligned with the priority themes and topics taught in local schools. These resources were identified for their innovative content and approaches to learning for sustainability and their potential to promote social and environmental responsibility amongst children and young people.
The Guardian Angel Foundation donated funds to purchase storybooks, readers, fact finding texts and growing food manuals that can bring the sustainability topics such as biodiversity, carbon footprints, poverty, privilege and justice alive in classrooms.
The Charity also donated funds for the purchase of materials that enable learners to engage practically in growing food in schools, looking after green areas and improving their local community.
The Guardian Angel Foundation, a Gibraltar registered charity (No. 237), was set up in 2013 with the intention of improving the standards of care and living for local children affected by financial distress or suffering from any illness or disability which impairs their physical or mental wellbeing.
The Charity aims to provide financial or other support to institutions that provide care, support or services to children. Kevin Hook, spokesman for the Charity, said: “We also seek to fund activities that may benefit children and make their lives happier with less worry, which really is what childhood should be all about.”