Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Proposal for adult literacy in Africa with international signs

The use of international signs for adult literacy in African languages could follow these guidelines:

The international signs could be used into already existing teaching methods as well as into newly developed ones.

An already existing teaching method for literacy in any African language can include a selected amount of international signs together with their corresponding gestures.
They should represent the main ideas underlying the texts that are being learned.
The focus would be on the development of multilingual abilities together with an initial proficiency in mother tongue writing and reading skills.

The development of new  methods for adult literacy using international tools from the beginning as a teaching and learning resource should consider a broader perspective of multilingual literacy as an asset for the development in Africa.
International signs will be used in this proposal in several ways:
-Empowering teachers as well as learners with a common communicating strategy in multilingual classrooms
-Providing a learning tool to enhance and to share key concepts between learners of different African languages.
-Empowering the adult learners with an international communicative resource which could be used in situations of language contact.
-Building multilingual networks and learning communities where the common signs act as one of the linking elements.
-Strengthening the learner´s perception of being part of a Pan-african community whose development and well-being should rely on its diversity.

This proposal is based on the assumption that the development of African people and communities should be based on the recognition of diversity as a strength.

Africa is essentially diverse and multilingual, and our proposal tries to provide a means to enhance this fact to foster adult literacy.

These four vectors are based on principles of UNESCO:
– OUR CULTURES – Cultural Heritage
– MY RIGHTS – Human Rights
– PEACE IN EQUALITY – Culture of Peace
– GROW WITH RESPECT – Sustainable Development

Sunday, April 17, 2016

International Year of Global Understanding 2016 - Proposals

UN 70th Anniversary

A collective presentation by students from IES Pedra da Auga Secondary School (Galice, Spain) for the commemoration of the UN 70 th Anniversary. The message of UN Secretary-General is presented in 16 languages with international signs ( )

Saturday, April 19, 2014

YoGoTe in Google Maps

You can see the participation in school activities with international signs YoGoTe in the following interactive maps (make clic on the symbols to see some videos):

Participation in World Poems           

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Discovering UNESCO-ASP with World Poems

60th Anniversary of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network
Discovering the UNESCO-ASP Network using World Poems
The UNESCO-ASP Network was created in 1953 and it comprises now more than 9,000 schools in 180 countries. The UNESCO-ASP Schools in Spain, in collaboration with the ASPNet of Portugal, made ​​the following proposal to celebrate in 2013 its 60th anniversary:
​​Presenting a collection of poems from around the world and in any language to appreciate and highlight the common values ​​of the  UNESCO ASPNet, entitled
Discovering the UNESCO-ASP Network using World Poems
The activity will present a collection of poems to appreciate and promote the common values ​​that are present in the ASP Network projects.
NEW! You can access the resulting website directly at

Friday, March 30, 2012

UNESCO-ASP Anniversary in World Poems

60 Anniversary of the UNESCO-Associated Schools Project Network

The UNESCO-ASP Network was created in 1953, and it comprises now more than 9.000 schools worldwide.

The Galician schools belonging to this global network, in collaboration with the Artistic and Professional School "Árvore" of Porto (which is part of the UNESCO-ASP Network of Portugal) have made the following proposal to celebrate in 2013 its 60 anniversary:

To present a collection of poems from every part of the world and in any language to prise and highlight the common values of the UNESCO-ASP schools, with the title
UNESCO-ASP Values in World Poems