With the recent pandemic, the importance of education in the classroom has been understood.
In the Palestinian Territories, as elsewhere in the world, in the last two years education has been compromised.
160,000 preschool children in March 2020 abruptly interrupted school attendance and the newly established relationships with peers and teachers. The repeated lockdowns in 2020-2021 caused them to lose several months of school.
On the one hand, at least 20% of Palestinian students did not have access to the Internet or to technological devices that were necessary to ensure educational continuity at home; on the other ha
Therefore, it is necessary to identify low-cost interventions to improve the sustainability of existing school structures, such as the adaptation/ recovery of common spaces and the creation of multifunctional environments.
Specifically, the Training Centre a public educational space, now scarcely used, will be made available to the Bethlehem community through a participatory design process. The redevelopment of the Training Centre environments will take place through the involvement of the entire educational community of Bethlehem (competent authorities and public bodies, school staff and families).
The project began in November 2021 with the launch of dialogues between local representatives and a qualified architect of Fondazione Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi, in order to define the technical support that the Foundation will provide for the redevelopment of the Bethlehem Training Centre, a space next to the BeCRC, Creative Reuse Centre conceived together with Remida as part of the P.A.C.E project (of which FRC is a partner) and opened in October 2021.
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