The implementation of the CAREM project activities ended on the 30th of May 2014 in three schools, two in Partinico – in the province of Palermo (Third Didactic Circle Maggiore Guida and its branch Mirto), and one in Palermo, Ubuntu, an association for migrant children in Palermo.
Financed by the European Commission funds in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme under the Comenius action, the CAREM project (Collaborative Art Making for Reducing Marginalization) was thought as a non-formal education source of collaborative art, aimed to reduce social exclusion, to encounter with difference and foster active and democratic citizenship. Indeed, these are the three pools of activities, consisting of nine activities, for 45 activities in total presented by the CAREM project partnership – University of Nicosia (Cyprus), Universal Learning System (Ireland), ESTA Bildungswerk (Germany), Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” (Italy) and Platon Schools (Greece).
Nine collaborative art making activities were implemented by Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci”, in collaboration with the teachers who took part in the project. Each activity was focused on the reduction of marginalization, on the encounter with difference and democratic citizenship. In particular, the last one is thought for those children who are marginalized, so to refuse to actively participate in their social life.
From the “Tree of Human Rights” activity to the simulation of the United Nations Security Council activities for conflict resolution, from the children rights to the personal stories of migration, to encounter with disabilities and differences, these activities have involved children of primary schools with the aims to train them to non-violence, anti-racism, respect of others and diversity learning.
These activities have also been implemented, following the innovative methods of non-formal education and creative thinking, moreover protagonists in the pedagogical technique of the collaborative art and, not coincidentally, in the same pedagogical research of Danilo Dolci.
For further information it is possible to contact the project manager for Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci”
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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