A School In Spain Teaches Household Chores To Boys In A Powerful Initiative Against Gender Inequality


The most basic tasks that people do at home are cooking, ironing, sewing and many others which can be different in different homes.

To do them properly they are generally learned at home by themselves. However, in some homes, there is nobody to show the young generation how to do it.

For that reason, some schools decided to provide classes for the students, which are mainly visited by the boys. Boys learn there how to do these household activities.

This program was also accepted in 2018 in the Montecastelo School of Spain, where the students are teaching under the slogan “Equality is learned with actions”.

The school declared that it’d incorporate activities in-home financial aspects among different subjects. The boys in this school would be educated to do assignments, such as pressing, cooking, sewing, but also many other manual activities, including, carpentry and masonry, electrician and plumbing skills.

To avoid extra expenses this program involves volunteers, teachers, and agents of the school campus. Some of the dads of these students can help, too.

According to Gabriel Bravo, the organizer of the foundation, every activity were done as:

  • Exceptionally helpful for our understudies to figure out how to play out these errands
  • It will help them when they structure a family and can be included from the earliest starting point and realize that a house involves two,
  • Everyone will understand that it is anything but a matter of the lady cleaning, doing the dishes, and pressing.
  • These skills will enable them to end up mindful and figure out how to deal with themselves at home.

The school organization was looking for ways that could advance gender equality criteria for their understudies. They realized that the task should be conveyed to guardians and understudies. The guardians would do it without anxieties about tolerating the left-handedness, while the understudies would be uncomfortable when they hear of ironing and sewing.

At the beginning of this program, the resistance was sharpened, but later they simply realized that these activities are completely normal for both women and men. It is recommended to do the activities step by step.

For most of the students, it was the first time holding an iron. However, according to Gabriel Bravo, this program was very instructive and fun at the same time. The most important thing was that the parents were very happy.



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