Event in Trappeto on “Borgo di Dio”

Oct 17, 2012Community development

Incontro Borgo di DioThe second event on “Borgo di Dio” project, funded by “Fondazione con il Sud” within the Historical, Artistic and Cultural Programme 2011, was held in Trappeto (Palermo) on Saturday, 13th October 2012.

The “Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci” is the two year-project’s coordinator and it works in partnership with CESIE, “Libera Associazioni, nomi e numeri contro le mafie” and the Council of Trappeto.

During the morning, the partnership met students of the Trappeto secondary school and then, in the afternoon, the local community. The meetings’ purpose was to completely involve the local community in a new appropriation process of “Borgo di Dio”, place where Danilo Dolci worked and which is currently in a in a state of abandon.

In details, two maieutic workshops were carried out with the classes I E and III E, with the aim of investigate local teenagers’ needs and ambitions, by using the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA), a participatory method developed by Danilo Dolci.

In the afternoon, from 5 pm onwards,  the local community had the opportunity to meet representatives of the realities involved in the project and to discuss the activities and purposes of “Borgo di Dio” project. The active involvement of participants pointed out a deep awareness of the topicality of Danilo Dolci’s figure and of the necessity to valorize local resources in order to promote a socio-cultural development of the whole area.

To receive further information on “Borgo di Dio” Project, visit borgodidio.it