Participation and common good
According to Fondazione Reggio Children, it is a right of human beings to be socially represented, to be recognised, at any age, as constructors of culture, active subjects in the dynamics of social construction of the community.
Education, starting from school, has the task of building a learning community, able to create relationships with the territory, the environment, the culture and the beauty of the context in which the school lives and operates as a stakeholder of research and innovation.
The educational process, if participated, gives back to the community the possibility to redefine itself as a place of care, therefore an educational space where freedom, democracy, solidarity are practiced and the value of peace is promoted.
In this sense, education is understood as a common good and as the very identity of the community that knows how to take care of the new generations, the citizens not only of the future but also of the present.
The project Crescere Insieme (Growing Together), promoted by Save the Children and Fondazione Reggio Children with the support of Credem, was born with the aim of combating child educational poverty through innovative educational paths in 7 Italian cities.
FA.C.E. – Farsi Comunità Educanti
The project FA.C.E aims to increase access to educational services for children aged 0/6 years in order to fight educational poverty in four Italian areas characterised by fragile contexts. It sets up participatory paths and educational services with local institutions and communities.
The Particidade project supports the cooperation between the Municipalities of Reggio Emilia, Pemba and Maputo in Mozambique to design and implement educational proposals addressed to primary school children (aged 5-11 years) as part of a wider process of urban planning and regeneration and professional development.