The project “Connection – Non formal education for children, youngsters and women” is a project developed in the framework of EVS (European Voluntary Service) of Erasmus+ programme and supported by Agenzia Nazionale Giovani. This initiative has been designed in partnership with Seiklejate Vennaskond (Estonia) and Mundus (Spain), and foresee a 9-month mobility activity (November 2018 to August 2019) in Palermo (Sicily, Italy). It involves four young people aged between 18 and 30 years (two for each partner organization).
Overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of early school leaving, improving literacy and strengthening education and childhood education and care (Youth on the Move Initiative).
The young participants will live an important experience of personal and professional growth. They will experience a socio-educational path that will stimulate their reflection on the phenomenon of marginalization in the neighbourhoods of Borgo Vecchio and Ballarò in Palermo: these are areas strongly characterized by high levels of social exclusion and in which, as a no profit organization, we run a centre against early school leaving, cooperate with a structure against gender violence and take part in the activities of an interethnic kindergarten.
In these structures, the volunteers will be actively involved in the implementation of many activities, such as:
- school support and expressive, creative and music workshops with youngsters;
- city tours, excursions for children and families;
- expressive-creative laboratories addressed to mothers, focusing on strengthening parental skills;
- support activities for local and migrant families who have not access to public childcare services.
The volunteers will also work with Per Esempio staff on operative tasks concerning project designing and implementation. This way they will:
– increase their learning opportunities in non-formal education field;
– improve the level of their 8 key competences;
– enhance their awareness about the value of voluntary activities;
– get closer to issues such as active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion, solidarity;
– improve foreign language competences;
– enhance their communicative, organizational, social skills.