Description of the project
“C.A.S.A. a Ballarò” stems from the impulse of an informal network committed to the urban regeneration of Ballarò, a multicultural neighbourhood in Palermo. Organisations, social cooperatives, parishes, schools, universities, shop keepers, citizens and institutions are involved in a unique participative process aimed at building an active community eager to dialogue, cooperate and learn in order to create a sustainable community welfare.
The aim of the project is to enhance the social wellness and increase the educational opportunities of children aged 5-14 living who live in Ballarò and deal with issues connected to social, cultural and economic deprivation.
In a community-welfare perspective, the interventions will be implemented along four main axes: schools, third sector organisations, families and neighbourhood networks.
More specifically, the project will set out the following activities: street education methods, educational programmes based on peer education in STEM, school workshops aimed at enhancing soft skills; extra-curricular workshops aimed at preparing community events on topics such as intercultural awareness and anti-discrimination strategies; summer workshops and sporting activities in order to promote a better work-life balance. Moreover, partner organisations will carry out several interventions so as to support parenthood (counselling services, training activities for mother-mentors, sewing and digital literacy workshops, tutoring sessions designed to allow parents to obtain a middle school certificate), urban regenerations initiatives, partner schools facilities enhancement and teacher training activities. The project beneficiaries are 620 children and 1200 families.
- Coordinator: Per Esempio Onlus
- Anlaids Sicilia, Arci Porco Rosso, Associazione Kala Onlus, Associazione Le Balate, Associazione Libera Palermo contro le mafie, Associazione Santa Chiara, Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Ballarò Vipers, Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci, Comune di Palermo, Associazione Handala, Istituto comprensivo G.E. Nuccio, Liceo Scientifico Benedetto Croce, Rigenerazioni Cooperativa Sociale, SEND, Terradamare Cooperativa Sociale, Università degli studi di Palermo – Dipartimento di Scienze Psicologiche, Pedagogiche e della Formazione.