ALLCOTooNS and SDG #2: What do the children think of the SDG #5: Gender Equality?

A few months ago we launched the ALLCOTooNS project and today we announce the second edition of this contest, which seeks to encourage children to get involved in the Sustainable Development Goals- SDG, the 17 goals set by the United Nations for the 2030 Agenda. In this opportunity, we wanted to hear the children’s perspective on the SDG #5: Gender Equality, one of the central themes of the current public debate, and which is still reflected in worrying figures such as the 132 million girls who do not have access to education worldwide.

It is crucial that children are involved in the conversation. This is why our aim at ALLCOT is to bring them up with questions that allow them to be critical of the reality they face every day, and above all, to be aware that they can take sides: it is the daily actions that build change. With this purpose, we carried out the 2nd ALLCOTooNS FORUM, where we could talk to some of the participants and listen to how they live the gender issue in their daily lives, a space of encounter that acquires a special value in the midst of the isolation that we all face due to the COVID pandemic19.

Talking with the participants, we found that the boys and girls are very aware of their context, have very clear references of women who have been pioneers – like Malala Yousafzai, to name one example – and also know that the work to achieve gender equality and to guarantee that all voices are heard is a task that is built by all of us. Without further due, we leave you with the works of art in which the little ones have shaped their vision, so that they can speak for themselves:

Natalia López  Valeria López
Diego Muñoz García Inés Muñoz García
Gabriela 
Diego Frowein

 

SDG #5 – 2nd round: Winners

Our Ethics Committee, chaired by Mr. Van Kirk Reeves, has delivered that the winners of this first contest are:

  • Category under 10 years old: Diego Muñoz
  • Category over 10 years old: Gabriela  

 

 

 

                    

 

 

#SDG17 ALLCOT involves the little ones through “ALLCOTooNS and the SDGs”

 

The COVID-19 in a matter of weeks transformed our entire world. Daily routines and everything we took for granted, like being able to go outside or hug a friend, are becoming distant scenarios. However, this moment of confinement provides alternative spaces of reflection and encounter, with others and with ourselves.

The crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 has led us to rethink the entire economy and the existing work dynamics. Without a doubt, one of the greatest challenges is to maintain productivity and effectiveness at work, despite social distancing. For ALLCOT, the safety and welfare of our workers is a priority, so we follow the instructions given by the authorities and support from day one in the form of telecommuting. This way, our employees can continue to carry out their work from the comfort of their homes, thus balancing their personal and professional lives.

ALLCOT creates spaces to share with its employees

Since the beginning of this situation, we wanted to keep close to our workers and technology has become our best ally to achieve this. However, distance has never been an obstacle for us because the ALLCOT team is located around the world: Colombia, Mexico, France, Senegal, Spain, Guatemala, among others.  Considering this, we launched our monthly FORUM, a meeting space that allows us to relate to all workers, tell our stories, and, of course, catch up on the current state of the company. This reaffirms the reliability of ALLCOT, which in the midst of the crisis continues to operate at 100% of its capacity and in continuous growth.

These moments have enabled the construction of new spaces, and we wanted the families of our employees to be part of our daily battle for the environment.  This is how ALLCOTooNS was born, a diverse space where children could express their ideas, get to know each other, and share with the people in our organization.

ALLCOTooNS and the SDGs

Therefore, we have created “ALLCOTooNS and the SDGs”, a contest in which children can create from a craft, drawing or any object, what each SDG represents for them, and what actions could be taken to achieve it. ALLCOT Ethics Committee will be in charge of evaluating and informing the winners, who will receive an honorable mention and a bonus with which they must perform a small action in benefit of the SDG proposed. This competition is divided into two categories: under 10 years and over 10 years.

#SDG13 – 1st round: Artists and their Works

On this occasion, the first category chosen was SDG 13 “Climate Action”. Below, we present the artists and their works of art:

Francisco Cabrejo

Heronimo Pombo

Valentina

Raphael Leroy

Valentina Lopez

Diego Muñoz

Gabriela

Luisa de Brigard

Ines Muñoz

#SDG13 – 1st round: Winners

Our Ethics Committee, chaired by Mr. Van Kirk Reeves, has delivered that the winners of this first contest are:

  • Category under 10 years old: Inés Muñoz
  • Category over 10 years old: Diego Frowein 

Congratulations!