Madrid – A college in Spain has introduced “Home Economics” classes to teach male students essential household chores in order to make them independent and less bothering for their future spouses.
Colegio Montecastelo located in Vigo, a town near North Western Spain has started running parallel home education training along with regular academic programs, to help students learn ironing, cooking, cleaning, bed making, and washing clothes.
Some of the instructors, teachers and fathers of some students were given responsibility to teach students.
The classes were initially introduced to teach how to cook, however deeming the positive response it’s extended to teach washing and ironing clothes and keeping the house neat and clean.
Home economics faced criticism due to the wide-spread notion of “boys do outside stuff, while girls do household chores”, but the training program has gained gradual success where many young men rediscovered their value and the have started to do things they couldn’t ever imagine.
Parents of the students have expressed overwhelming response acknowledging their children’s equal contributions in the household chores.
“Home Economics” is just a science of operating domestic units with efficiency, comfort, and sustainability. This idea of having clean room , tidy clothes and doing household works on their own is generally not common, people termed these as the features of military school but our young society demands equality and gender balance we have to embrace this like what Spanish people are doing by teaching their student (doesn’t matter what their gender is) about how to manage their lives.