The educational program UpToYou was implemented in the year 2014 and for two years it was applied with adolescents. Soon after that, it was registered as an official brand and finally, in September 2017, it has been consolidated as a foundation. The birth of UpToYou has been preceded by his creator José Víctor Orón’s 15 years of experience in education and his research at the University of Navarra, within the group Mind-Brain of the Institute Culture and Society.
But, what does it mean being a foundation?
Being a foundation guides our purpose: we are a non-profit organization and we strive for social interest. It also defines us as a “family”, another reason why more and more people are joining our project.
Congratulations, we keep moving forward!
We would like to tell you how the training to become a trainer of the emotional education program UpToYou went.
The initiative was driven by the project’s creator José Víctor Orón.
Twenty people from different countries such as Cameroon, Brazil and Spain (specifically from the towns of Pamplona, Valencia and Belorado) participated in this meeting in Sigüenza. For eight days the participants delved into the philosophical, psychological, neuroscientific and educational basis of this project. What was stressed was the newness and singularity of this program in comparison with others that also deal with emotional education, which are at their peak nowadays.
It should also be highlighted how fruitful the teamwork was in the design of educational activities which will be used from next year.
This experience has awakened in many of us the wish and eagerness to work for the growth of UpToYou. WE ARE VERY EXCITED!
During the past months of June and July 2017, the International Congress of Philosophy for Children and the International Congress of Scholas Occurrentes were consequently held. UpToYou attended both congresses and was able to fully present the program as an option to “educate from one’s inner being favouring personal growth” and as “an emotional education program for a society of agreement and peace learning the language of the heart”.
During the first Philosophy for Children Congress, which was held from June 28th to July 2nd, it was proved that this program is really useful for UpToYou, since it can help us prompt dialogues with children. Philosophy for Children is a pedagogical program which fosters the critical, creative and caring spirit in our little ones.
From July 2nd to July 6th, in the city of Jerusalem (Israel) we were invited to present UpToYou to almost a hundred universities and explain our pedagogical proposal.
Two fantastic experiences which we hope will be very fruitful!
It all started last academic year when the UpToYou training began being provided in the city of Bamenda, in Cameroon.
On the one hand we had a group of seminarians, on the other hand, a group of teachers from several schools of the city. It was this year, during the months of August and September 2017, when said training was completed with some really satisfying results. Throughout this academic year 17/18 UpToYou will be applied in four schools. Besides, there will be a monthly follow-up meeting with an UpToYou educator in Cameroon.
Regarding the seminarians, they will have personal working plan to apply UpToYou in their own lives.
UpToYou is little by little implementing itself and leaving its mark on the Cameroonian society, despite the political difficulties of the city.
Thank you for this wonderful reception!
On July 17, 2017, José Víctor Orón, director of UpToYou, gave an online master class (in Spanish) thanks to the support of the International University of La Rioja (UNIR). The class consisted of an UpToYou presentation. If you want to know the program is a quick and convenient way to do it.
In the magazine "Nuestro tiempo (our time)" of the University of Navarre one of our educators, Trinidad Díaz, has published a commentary and reflection on emotional education. Very interesting, we encourage you to read it here.