- Issue date: 21/09/2016
- Printing Process: Offset + Serigrafía
- Paper: Engomado
- Size of stamp: 40.9 x 28.8 mm
- Sheet effects: 6
- Postal value of the stamps: 0.57 €
- Print run: 200.000 minipliegos
- Theme: Valores Cívicos Escolares. Solidaridad
- Measurements: 162.8 x 162.8 mm
CIVIC VALUES AT SCHOOL. SOLIDARITY
Solidarity is something that can be learnt. This is why it is vital for solidarity to be fostered in the classroom from the earliest age.
It is about showing unity with other people, to certain causes, sharing their interests and needs.
Solidarity is directly related to justice, which aims to achieve equality among all human beings. Good sentiments, like solidarity, complement justice.
It involves affection, support, empathy. It is a sentiment that determines how we see human reality. It means seeing things with other eyes; it is associated with a feeling of fraternity and of putting yourself in other people's shoes.
Within the scope of children's education, it is essential to create civic behaviour and to establish routines that teach respect for others.
Solidarity should be present both in public and private areas; it should not only refer to underprivileged countries, we should also look around us, in our immediate vicinity.
In the classroom, through dialogue and reflection, we must show how values such as solidarity can be developed.
Children should develop ways of thinking that help to resolve conflicts of value. It is important to promote self-knowledge, self-reliance and a capacity for dialogue.
Solidarity programmes should be organised in schools, to show students that, thanks to them and their solidarity, the world will be a better place.
In light of this, and as part of the Civic Values at School series, Correos is issuing a minisheet with six stamps, each one with a wordsearch printed in thermochromic ink. Upon running your finger over each of the six stamps, values of solidarity emerge, such as: “help the sick”, “help the disabled”, “against abuse”, “help the elderly”, “help the needy”, and “against racism”.