A26 Water’s Day / Portugal

                        „WATER FOR ALL” – World Water Day, March 22

«Water for all» is the theme of the parade that we are presenting today.

Drinking water is a human right guaranteed by law since 2010, according to the United Nations – UN.

In fact, water is an essential asset to life: water to drink, water to wash, water to make, water to water, water to swim, water to navigate, water to live. The uses are many, but few times there is awareness in the responsible use of this precious possession.

The theme of World Water Day 2019 is „Do not leave anyone behind.” It is an adaptation of the central promise of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: everyone should benefit from the progress of sustainable development.

Today, millions of people still live without clean water – at home, at school, at work – and struggle to survive and thrive.

Often, marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and many others – are often ignored and sometimes discriminated against when trying to get and manage the drinking water they need.

Leaving no one behind, we should focus our efforts on people who have been marginalized or ignored. Thus, water services must meet the needs of marginalized groups and their voices must be taken into account in decision-making processes. Indeed, in regulatory and legal frameworks, everyone’s right to water must be recognized and sufficient funding must be provided in an equitable and effective way to those who need it most.

 In this way, we present our parade on the theme – Water, with which we want to alert to the urgent need for preservation and saving of this valuable natural resource. We also intend to alert to current environmental problems, such as the high use of plastic and its impact on the environment, especially on the marine ecosystem.

The coordinates (the facts) of this parade were created and carried out by the students of the group A of the 7th grade, from our school – Basic  School of Moure and Ribeira do Neiva – as part of the Erasmus + strategic partnership project „Cycling on Nature’s Wheels” , where they participated on the subjects of Visual Education, Citizenship and Development, Portuguese and English.

     “ÁGUA PARA TODOS” – Dia Mundial da Água, 22 de março

«Água para todos» é o tema do desfile que hoje vamos apresentar.

A água potável é um direito humano garantido por lei desde 2010, de acordo com a Organização das Nações Unidas – ONU.

Com efeito, a água é um bem essencial à vida: água para beber, água para lavar, água para fabricar, água para regar, água para nadar, água para navegar, água para viver. As utilizações são muitas, mas poucas vezes existe consciência no uso responsável deste bem tão precioso.

O tema do Dia Mundial da Água 2019 é „Não deixe ninguém para trás”. É uma adaptação da promessa central da Agenda 2030 para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável: todos devem beneficiar do progresso do desenvolvimento sustentável.

Hoje em dia, milhões de pessoas ainda vivem sem água potável – em casa, na escola, no local de trabalho – e lutam para sobreviver e prosperar.

Frequentemente, grupos marginalizados – mulheres, crianças, refugiados, povos indígenas, pessoas com deficiências e muitos outros – são ignorados e às vezes discriminados quando tentam obter e gerir a água potável de que precisam.

Não deixando ninguém para trás, devemos concentrar os nossos esforços nas pessoas que têm sido marginalizadas ou ignoradas. Assim, os serviços de abastecimento de água devem atender às necessidades dos grupos marginalizados e as suas vozes devem ser tidas em consideração nos processos de tomada de decisão. De facto, nos quadros regulamentares e legais, o direito de todos à água deve ser reconhecido e deve ser fornecido financiamento suficiente, de maneira equitativa e eficaz, para aqueles que mais precisam.

 Deste modo, apresentamos o nosso desfile sobre o tema – Água, com o qual queremos alertar para a urgente necessidade de preservação e poupança deste recurso natural tão valioso. Também pretendemos alertar para as problemáticas ambientais atuais, como o elevado uso do plástico e o impacto deste no meio ambiente , principalmente no ecossistema marinho.

Os coordenados (os fatos) deste desfile foram criados e realizados pelos alunos da turma A do 7ºano, da nossa escola – Escola Básica de Moure e Ribeira do Neiva-, no âmbito do projeto de parceria estratégica Erasmus+ “Cycling on Nature´s Wheels”, onde participaram as disciplinas de Educação Visual, Cidadania e Desenvolvimento, Português e Inglês.

Our students participated in the seminar „Educating for Art”, in Vila Verde, with the presentation of the parade on the theme „Water for all”.

„WATER FOR ALL” – World Water Day, March 22

«Water for all» is the theme of the parade that we are presenting today.

Drinking water is a human right guaranteed by law since 2010, according to the United Nations – UN.

In fact, water is an essential asset to life: water to drink, water to wash, water to make, water to water, water to swim, water to navigate, water to live. The uses are many, but few times there is awareness in the responsible use of this precious possession.

The theme of World Water Day 2019 is „Do not leave anyone behind.” It is an adaptation of the central promise of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: everyone should benefit from the progress of sustainable development.

Today, millions of people still live without clean water – at home, at school, at work – and struggle to survive and thrive.

Often, marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and many others – are often ignored and sometimes discriminated against when trying to get and manage the drinking water they need.

Leaving no one behind, we should focus our efforts on people who have been marginalized or ignored. Thus, water services must meet the needs of marginalized groups and their voices must be taken into account in decision-making processes. Indeed, in regulatory and legal frameworks, everyone’s right to water must be recognized and sufficient funding must be provided in an equitable and effective way to those who need it most.

 In this way, we present our parade on the theme – Water, with which we want to alert to the urgent need for preservation and saving of this valuable natural resource. We also intend to alert to current environmental problems, such as the high use of plastic and its impact on the environment, especially on the marine ecosystem.

The coordinates (the facts) of this parade were created and carried out by the students of the group A of the 7th grade, from our school – Moure Elementary School and Ribeira do Neiva – as part of the Erasmus + strategic partnership project „Cycling on Nature’s Wheels” , where they participated on the subjects of Visual Education, Citizenship and Development, Portuguese and English.