Largo da Feira
7940-999 Cuba






Our school is Escola Básica  Fialho de Almeida – Cuba,  there are around 500 students and 50 teachers, in kindergarden, primary, elementary and secondary school. We have got many different students with ages ranging between 3 to 16 years  old. Our school is located  in Cuba,  a small village of about 300 thousand inhabitants, in Cuba,  Baixo Alentejo, Portugal at about 20 km from Beja and 150 km from Lisbon. This region is mainly a rural area.  Our village has only one more school, it is a professional school. We are a very involved school, acting in the community actively and always counting on the community support.  We are also a very “green” school; we were awarded a green flag from a Portuguese national association that many schools  work with – Eco-Escolas. Our goals are: development of activities aiming to improve the school environment, changing  behaviors;  to create citizenship  and participation  habits I order to find solutions enabling better quality of life at school and community; integrate  and promote activities that endorse the transversal contents related to environment;  to educate towards  health, good habits and healthy lifestyle and to develop  an ecological and environmental  conscience. We have programs for students with specific social needs; learning difficulties as well as disabled students, these students attend  classes with the regular students and also specific classes mainly directed  to their needs. Most of our students don’t have the opportunity to get to know people from different cultural backgrounds so in this project we have the opportunity to show our students, how people live in Europe,  get them in touch with international contacts to broaden their horizon, increase understanding of other peoples and make them understanding the importance of living and working in an European context. It is also an opportunity to learn with others and through others using their acquired skills to our benefit and ours to theirs. We also want to enable  our students to acquire  citizenship  competences through the interaction with other European students in order to become better and more adapted citizens.



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