Tuesday 26 January 2021 was a particularly significant day for the PACE - Partnership for a New Approach to Early Childhood Education Project.
Thanks to the agreement reached between the Palestinian Ministry of Education and the Joint Service council for Solid Waste Management of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the next months it will be possible to open a pilot Center for the Creative Reuse of waste materials in Bethlehem, in collaboration with Fondazione Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi and the Remida - the Creative Recycle Centre in Reggio Emilia.
The Center intends to bring to Palestine a message of sustainability, creativity and research around waste and discarded materials to reinforce the idea that they can become an educational resource for the community.
The PACE project - which supports the Palestinian government to aims to increase the quality of early childhood education systems by promoting the activation of an integrated public-private system - has among its objectives:
- open a dialogue with local partners for the activation of an integrated public-private system for early childhood education;
- design and redevelop school environments in Palestinian schools;
- open a creative reuse center as an opportunity to offer training and exchange initiatives between teachers and awareness of sustainability.
The project is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and managed by Volontari nel Mondo RTM together with AICS Jerusalem with the collaboration of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Children and many other Palestinian partners in the public and private.
Within 3 years, the project P.A.C.E. aims to increase the quality of early childhood education systems in Palestine by promoting the activation of an integrated public-private system, the upgrading of school contexts and the opening of a creative reuse centre as a professional development place for teachers.
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