SOS Children’s Villages teaches the little ones the 2030 Agenda

December 24, 2021

12-21-2021 Aldeas Infantiles SOS brings the 2030 Agenda to the classrooms of 202,100 students in Early Childhood and Primary Education. SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES SOCIETY


The twenty-fourth edition of the SOS Children’s Villages educational program, ‘Embrace your values’, brings the 2030 Agenda to the classrooms of the smallest for the third consecutive year. Specifically, a total of 202,100 students from 2,021 schools will participate this year in the educational program.

In this way, the NGO targets children in Early Childhood and Primary Education – from 4 to 12 years old – with a focus on three Sustainable Development Goals: health and well-being (SDG 3), decent work and growth. economic (SDG 8) and partnerships to achieve the goals (SDG 17).

“After having lived through a very hard year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have all valued something as important as health, work and partnerships. The little ones have witnessed how a disease has changed the world they knew and how the union of countries in seeking solutions has been and is fundamental “, explained the president of SOS Children’s Villages, Pedro Puig.

The program is divided into three thematic blocks and has 30 tutorials applicable to different curricular areas, to deepen the matter in a fun and accessible way to different ages.

The contents of the programs are divided into three thematic blocks and consist of 30 tutorials applicable to different curricular areas, which allow to deepen the matter in a fun and accessible way to different ages.

The first deals with health and well-being, which is especially important at the present time. To do this, healthy habits will be promoted in children and children’s emotional and mental health will be addressed, according to their promoters.

The second thematic block will focus on decent work and economic growth from a rights perspective. The meaning of the term “work” will be analyzed and solidarity, bold, creative and innovative actions will be proposed.

Finally, the third block will delve into how to learn to work as a team and see how alliances can help us achieve more ambitious and sustainable goals.


Through the ‘Education in Values’ programs, Aldeas has been promoting reflection and dialogue between students, teachers and families for 24 years. Some of the values ​​that the organization has brought to the classroom during this time have been equality, responsibility, empathy, tolerance, effort or patience.

The materials consist of a teacher’s manual full of activities and didactic resources, and include information on how to participate in the children’s plenary sessions ‘Deputies for a Day’, which are held in the regional parliaments. They can be downloaded free of charge on the NGO website.

In 2015, 193 countries approved 17 goals and 169 associated targets that set the global development framework for the next 15 years in the social, economic and environmental spheres. SOS Children’s Villages actively participated in the process of preparing the 2030 Agenda and achieved, together with other organizations, that children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing it were not forgotten.

With its values ​​education programs, Aldeas also contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal number 4: Guarantee inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.