The Project

EDUCA project aims to raise life standards and social inclusion of Mozambiquean (Pemba) and Brazilian (Belo Horizonte) communities, focusing on children education (0-18 years old) and sustaining actions for the promotion of the responsibilities of local social actors.

EDUCA project aims to raise awareness on education as a multidisciplinary task: educational policies should be a community responsibility. Local communities, in partnership with local NSAs, should acknowledge their responsibility towards children in recognizing their right to be considered from birth as “competent citizens”, communities should invest resources in education for the development of the community itself. Education becomes so a multidisciplinary process involving not only teachers and schools, but Local Authorities and civil society in general.

The actions foreseen in the project include:

• an assessment of joint local communities concerned by the technical component of the secretariat and a comparison of three different community / educational systems involved

• international meetings that will involve representatives of Local Authorities to promotethe exchange of knowledge and best practices on policies, methodologies, tools and guidelines for the definition of educational governance strategies

• creation of local forums aimed in involving non state actors, associations, families and schools and other local actors engaged in education, health, sports, culture, environment…

• identification and implementation of pilot projects with the full involvement of theeducational community, workshops and events/actions at the local level

• training in Reggio Emilia, which will host the city partners to study and develop technical documentation of educational processes through the pictures / drawings / reports

• communication activities for the duration of the project, both internationally and locally

Target groups of the project will be, in the short term, families, children and local Non State Actors involved in pilot actions and in project activities in general; in the long term we aim to reach with this project all families and children of the community.


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