Lilly, Punto JES
IES Severo Ochoa
The main objective of this project is to reduce the dropout rate, with special emphasis on students with major learning difficulties and coming from family conflicting environments.
The project also has several secondary objectives, working in a transverse way thanks to the tracking of the chang maker methodology employing by Point JES. Young people become social entrepreneurs, that have to give solution to problems related to health and well-being, how can they improve these areas in their community?
Different skills and abilities will work directly in this project, such as: teamwork and communication. A self-discovery of unknown skills or not valued in the traditional educational system, such as shared leadership, creativity, innovation and critical thinking will have an important presences along the process.
We propose to participating students, from Secondary School and Vocational Training, to assess how they can improve their environment in terms of health and well-being, implementing solutions or projects led by them, which may also involve other community resources or institutions.
The corporate volunteers accompany the students during the sessions after having received extensive training from the Punto JES team, accompanying the young people on the path to becoming changemakers and proposing initiatives that improve the lives of all.
At the end of the project, the students participate together with the Lilly volunteers in the Project Fair; at which point they presented their projects and learnings at Lilly headquarters to all company employees.