Officine BES: Best Experience School

The SEN workshops Officine BES: Best Experience School ("SEN Workshops: The Best Experience School") project is aimed at tackling the prejudice and exclusion that children with SEN are subjected to, by building their self-confidence and ability to withstand such difficulties, with the added potential benefit of reducing the risk of truancy or dropping out. The initiative was implemented at two schools in Turin, the Istituto Comprensivo Vian Parri and the Istituto Comprensivo Cairoli situated in the suburban districts of Vallette and Mirafiori, and included pedagogical support to teachers, as well as recreational-motor and expressive educational activities for the entire class.

 

Details

Location: Turin

Association: Terzo Tempo Educazione Cultura e Sport Società Cooperativa Sociale Sportiva Dilettantistica Onlus

Beneficiaries: 27 classes, a total of approximately 700 students, 145 of whom have SEN

Contribution: 27,000 euro

Year/Duration: April 2017 - June 2018

Cresciamo remando insieme

The Cresciamo remando insieme ("Growing by Rowing Together") project involves getting students with SEN and their peers involved in rowing. These students are from four lower and upper secondary schools located in Sacrofano and Monterotondo, in the Rome area. There are two phases to the initiative: the first (within the schools), training the teachers on running indoor initiation sessions using rowing machines; the second (on the water), rowing in proper rowing boats with professional assistance.

 

Details

Location: Sacrofano and Monterotondo (near Rome)

Association: A.S.D. Canottieri Rumon Salaria Village

Beneficiaries: the students at four lower and upper secondary schools

Contribution: 38,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Fare squadra giocando

The aim of the Fare squadra giocando ("Teamwork through Playing") project is to give teachers at the Istituto Comprensivo Statale "Fratelli Cervi" in the Corviale district of Rome, the tools for running calciosociale (social football) sessions. During the first phase the teachers will take part in theory and practical workshops in which they will be supported by educators who will help them to run recreational activities for the students. The initiative will then move on to twice-weekly mini-tournaments and will finish with a final event at the Calciosociale football centre.

 

Details

Location: Rome

Association: Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Calciosociale

Beneficiaries: 112 children with SEN

Contribution: 25,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Canto alla rovescia

The Canto alla rovescia-l’inclusione scolastica parte dal canto ("Singing in Reverse-Including Students through Singing") project involves pupils from the Istituto Comprensivo "Cavalieri" in Milan. The aim of the initiative is to facilitate the inclusion of students with SEN through music and choral singing, helping to improve self-confidence, group cohesion and to reduce behavioural issues. The choir will sing and record a CD using instruments bought specially for the occasion and that will remain the property of the school. The CD may then be used as an educational tool.

 

Details

Location: Milan

Association: Associazione culturale cavalieri della musica

Beneficiaries: 50 children with SEN

Contribution: 32,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Si: un successo di inclusione

Supporting a process of inclusion and equal opportunities for the pupils of three secondary schools in Florence, with a particular focus on those of non-Italian origin and those with sensory disabilities. This is the objective of the Si: un successo di inclusione ("Yes: Successful Inclusion") project, which aims to facilitate inclusion through the creation of specially-made educational material for use on an e-learning platform designed and created by the students during laboratories with expert video makers from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics).

 

Details

Location: Florence

Association: COSPE – Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti

Beneficiaries: the pupils of three secondary schools

Contribution: 33,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Musicarte percorsi inclusivi attraverso la musica e l’arte

The Musicarte percorsi inclusivi attraverso la musica e l’arte ("Musicart, Inclusion through Music and Art") project aims to facilitate the inclusion of pupils with SEN from two schools in the Catanzaro area by using non-verbal communication tools to help them acquire the basic skills. The initiative involves setting up two music therapy and art laboratories at the Istituto Gianni Rodari di Soveria Mannelli and the Istituto Don Milani di Lamezia Terme in the San Teodoro district, where there is a high concentration of immigrant families.

 

Details

Location: Soveria Mannelli and Lamezia Terme (near Catanzaro)

Association: Associazione Culturale Musicami

Beneficiaries: the students of two schools in the province of Catanzaro

Contribution: 30,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Sensoltre Sei Tu

Enabling students at three lower secondary schools in Bologna, Bari and Milan to participate in creating a 3D artwork to encourage people to reflect on the subject of visual impairment. The Sensoltre Sei Tu ("Clearly It’s You") project, which was devised by the Informatici Senza Frontiere Onlus (Computer Technicians Without Frontiers non-profit) association, involves setting up a laboratory in each of the three schools. It’s useful for providing instruction on how to create the artwork, chosen by pupils and teachers taking inspiration from symbolic images within their city. The laboratories will be set up with the assistance of a representative from the association and a visually impaired person.

 

Details

Location: Bari, Bologna, Milan

Association: Informatici senza frontiere onlus

Beneficiaries: three lower secondary schools

Contribution: 40,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

La grande Fabbrica delle Parole: parole per tutti, nessuno escluso

Free writing workshops for those attending lower secondary schools for students with highly complex SEN, in partnership with a number of schools from various areas in and around Milan, such as Barona, Lorenteggio, Corvetto, Giambellino, Via Padova and Via Gola. The La grande Fabbrica delle Parole: parole per tutti, nessuno escluso ("The Great Word Factory: Words for Everyone, with Nobody Left Out") project involves over 700 children from 30 classes of eight secondary schools in 35 two-hour workshops to take place during school time.

 

Details

Location: Milan

Association: Insieme nelle Terre di Mezzo Onlus

Beneficiaries: over 700 children from eight secondary schools

Contribution: 25,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

I giardini del se

The I giardini del se ("The Gardens of If") project involves free horticultural therapy workshops aimed at students and teachers from 19 schools in the Brescia and Venice areas. Special horticultural therapy areas will be created at each of the schools taking part, as well as at an industrial archaeological site, the management of which has been passed, by the municipality of Sellero, to the Associazione Post Industriale Ruralità, the promoter of the initiative. The aim of the project is to give older students the opportunity to tutor the younger ones.

 

Details

Location: the Brescia and Venice areas

Association: Associazione Post Industriale Ruralità

Beneficiaries: over 420 students

Contribution: 29,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Le gesta di Orlando

The initiative entitled Le arti e le tradizioni popolari siciliane attraverso l’innovazione tecnologica: Le gesta di Orlando ("Sicilian folk art and traditions through technological innovation: The Exploits of Orlando") includes nine workshops on ancient folk crafts at nine schools in the province of Messina: a short animated film will also be made to illustrate the exploits of Orlando "furioso," Charlemagne's paladin. 30 students from each of the schools will be responsible for a part of the project - from the soundtrack to the digital animation, from the creation of the graphics to the audio and video editing, and finally the creation of the website.

 

Details

Location: the Messina area

Association: SiciliArte

Beneficiaries: 270 students from nine schools

Contribution: 35,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Officina digitale dei libri di testo inclusive

Workshops for creating inclusive educational material. This is the objective of the Officina digitale dei libri di testo inclusivi ("Digital Workshops for Inclusive Textbooks") project, which involves 320 pupils, 56 of whom have SEN, from three lower secondary schools in the Genoa area. The students with SEN, along with their class, will work using a cooperative learning approach, and with the guidance of teachers and psychologists, to research and create educational content that suits their learning style.

 

Details

Location: the Genoa area

Association: Centro Leonardo Società Cooperativa Sociale

Beneficiaries: 320 pupils, 56 with SEN

Contribution: 22,272 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Cinematografando

The Cinematografando ("Cinemaphotographing") project involves the creation of experiential workshops that use the expressive language of film as an instrument to include and bring together young people. The children will be directly involved in making short films which will then be edited and analysed together with the teachers and a group of experts. The initiative is aimed at 355 students from the Istituto Statale Diaz di Milano, 15% of whom have SEN.

 

Details

Location: Milan

Association: Centro Umanamente Società Cooperativa Sociale

Beneficiaries: 355 students, 15% of whom have SEN

Contribution: 31,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Con il baskin si può

Running afternoon baskin workshops (a sport based on basketball) at school. This is the objective of the Con il baskin si può ("With Baskin We Can") project, involving a thousand pupils, of whom 150 have SEN, from five lower secondary schools in the municipalities of Chieri, Trofarello and Cambiano, in the province of Turin. Specialised professional educators and sports instructors, in collaboration with teachers and parents, will run integrated sporting activities to involve all the students from the schools taking part.

 

Details

Location: Chieri, Trofarello and Cambiano (near Turin)

Association: Cooperativa Sociale CittattivaOnlus

Beneficiaries: a thousand pupils, of whom 150 have SEN

Contribution: 40,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Lab diffuso tra arte e tecnica

The Lab diffuso tra arte e tecnica ("Lab for Both Art and Technique") project involves the creation of three educational-recreational laboratories for the pupils of two lower secondary schools in the municipality of Cassano Magnano, in the Varese area. The laboratories will involve all students so as to facilitate the integration of those with SEN. Two music laboratories will be created, complete with the necessary recording equipment and there will be a digital laboratory/workshop for designing and creating artwork.

 

Details

Location: Cassano Magnano (near Varese)

Association: Codess Sociale Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus

Contribution: 30,000 euro

Duration: two years, 2018-2019

Ciak si Doppia

The Ciak si Doppia ("Action, We’re Dubbing") project involves experimental educational laboratories for developing empathy through emotional literacy (the ability to put emotions into words) in students at the Istituto Comprensivo Octavia in the north-west outskirts of Rome. The aim is to facilitate social inclusion, prevent truancy and dropping out, and to reinforce educational success: 46 students with SEN and their peers will experiment through role play as actors-dubbers in a series of film sequences and they will produce a DVD.

 

Details

Location: Rome

Association: S. Onofrio Cooperativa Sociale Onlus

Beneficiaries: 46 pupils with SEN

Contribution: 27,000 euro

Duration: two years