365 Beats. Obra Social San Juan de Dios

Experiences to think and take action

"They have been through extremely difficult situations and need a helping hand so they can move forward with their lives"

Homelessness
Ariadna de Castroowns a pharmacy near the shelter

"They have been through extremely difficult situations and need a helping hand so they can move forward with their lives"

Profile: 
people around
Questions to think about: 
  • What feelings do you think you would have if they were to open a homeless shelter near your house?
  • Do you know anyone who has been through a situation like this? How was the experience for them?
Summary: 

The views of the neighbours change when recovering addicts are working on local tasks in the neighbourhood. For example when they see professionals such as Ariadne, who is a pharmacist in the neighbourhood, working directly with them. Then people begin to form a more unbiased view. As a person who follows closely the stories of users, Ariadna says that they live through moments of anxiety as well as moments of joy, but it is very encouraging to see how eager they are to get off the streets and live a normal life.

Homelessness
Learning objectives
  • Construct a multifaceted vision about the phenomenon of homelessness in our society
  • Analyze the causes, consequences, and ways of intervention in this field
  • Confront and give human qualities to the different social networks, sharing experiences and opinions
  • Be conscious of our responsibility to change the problem of people on the streets
  • Figure out possible actions to help
Advice on material use

This material is for public use and is presented as a combination of activities that are designed to work for many different categories and spaces. At the end of each activity, you will find a box with the methodological tools that will help you participate more in each proposal. Our objective is to offer a wide variety of activities so that the educators can adapt them to their own curriculum.

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Related skills
  • Communicative, linguistic, and audiovisual competency
  • Process information and digital competency
  • Global awareness and competency
  • Social competency
  • Personal competency
  • Artistic and cultural competency