2010-11-25 CHILE

Marist representatives from Brasil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia

The International Catholic Bureau of the Child (BICE), the ┬ź Hogar de Cristo ┬╗, the Social Ministry and the FMSI (Fondazione Marista per la Solidariet├á Internazionale) organised a seminar in Santiago, Chile, from 8 to 12 November, to exchange and share about educational strategies aimed at the defence of children and adolescents in the Catholic organisations of Latin America.The Marist Inter-American Solidarity Network sent seven representatives, coming from Brasil, Chile, Peru and Colombia. They presented two experiments which had been found successful: the voices and dreams of children and adolescents in the area of education, with the objective of observing individual and collective dreams and perspectives; promoting rapid learning and basic standards, with the aim of allowing children and young people to find their school level and insert themselves into the educational system and so continue their studies.The aim of the seminar was to promote spaces for the sharing of the methodologies used in socio-educational practices, touching on the following question: what strategies are used in the development of working with vulnerable children and young people?The meeting revolved around three axes; resilience, participation and ethics. Each of these was open to receiving contributions of ideas and practices on the basis of understanding what were the methodologies used and what results they produced. The findings will be grouped under the key elements, with the ideas shared among the participants being compared in succession, with the aim of arriving at common horizons.


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