From the very beginning, Ana Lucía was self-assured with the idea of giving embrace her father’s work legacy as a research topic. Furthermore, she was able to define a clear and highly challenging goal and a global context for the project, based on personal interests, being able to demonstrate substantial research skills. She showed commitment to progress along the different stages of her project. Her investigation process is detailed and thoroughly documented. She was able to identify prior knowledge and incorporate new interdisciplinary subject-specific learning relevant to the project. Her planning and field journal evidence a detailed and accurate record of the project development process, illustrating self-discipline despite setbacks and the risks she had to assume during the fieldwork phase. The photographs
that she managed to capture there, and the interviews that she was able to obtain, show a total staging of the different attributes of a student from the IB learner community. The relevance of both the global context and the research leads to a product that makes the dimension of the problem visible, thus opening up spaces for reflection on the issue of illegal gold mining and its impact on specific regions and communities in our country. Beyond this, in the end, her book of photographs, interviews, and testimonies is a call that Ana Lucia makes to young generations so that from school settings, they begin to carry out efforts that contribute to raising awareness about the importance and need to eradicate phenomena that, like this one, continue to affect various sectors of our society.