The Fare Scuola project

For education that is high quality, equitable and inclusive

“School is where the human and social fabric of a neighbourhood, a city and thus a nation, is shaped: it is only by investing in the culture and education of the very youngest citizens that the future of a nation can be built”

– Patrizia Grieco, Chairman of Enel Cuore

Fare Scuola aims to improve the wellbeing of everyone "inhabiting" schools, by fostering creativity, socialisation and sharing processes and adopting a policy of nurturing relationships and caring for the surrounding environment

Since 2015, it is estimated that a total of 89 educational institutes across Italy have been involved. In 2018 in particular, 10 schools in Central Italy affected by the earthquakes of August and October 2017, benefited. The design and implementation of planned actions for the 2019/2020 school year is also underway.

The Fondazione Reggio Children, alongside which we launched the project, espouses the Reggio Emilia Approach, an educational philosophy developed in the early 1960s in Reggio Emilia and based on the perception of children as bearers of development potential.

The vision underpinning Fare Scuola is thus not confined to merely transforming classrooms and educational workshops and redesigning gardens, courtyards and entrances as meeting places. These actions are flanked by a broader ambition to involve teachers, families and pedagogical experts in ensuring children’s educational needs are met. This is a constantly evolving path in which schools are "rebuilt" on a daily basis with the aim of turning them into cultural and social garrisons for the local communities: in other words, as a resource for the area as a whole to treat as a second home.   

 

Details

Location: Italy

Association: Fondazione Reggio Children Centro Loris Malaguti

Estimated beneficiaries: since 2015, over 10,000 children, 180 teachers and school administrators, and 89 Nursery and Primary Schools

Total contributions made to Body: up to 8,000,000 euros

Duration: 2015-2019