Description of the project
“Inventing the future at Ballarò” is a two year-project, aimed at reducing early school leaving and asserting equal opportunities and social inclusion through a training program which will then provide job opportunities. The project is designed to train 15 young women (of native and immigrant origin) as childcare assistants through a course on both theoretical and practical levels that will include training, workshops and a certificate of attendance and acquired competencies.
The young women will then during the second year be integrated into a new multipurpose center in Ballarò offering childcare and parenting services (toy library, kindergarten, after-school and family workshops for example) to residents of the neighborhood.
- The first step is the creation of a training course in childcare aimed at 15 young women having left school and in a situation of unemployment. The course consists of 400 hours including teaching, workshop activities, and training at the recreation centers and multipurpose centers of the historic neighborhoods of Palermo.
- In a second phase the young women in question will do internships at the Ubuntu International Culture Center.
- In a third phase a multipurpose center that provides services to the neighborhood community will be created, offering a recreation center, nurseries and parenting workshops, where the young women having completed the training course will be offered job opportunities as interns.