In « Centro COMParte », we believe in changes, thanks to our project of environmental education and education of peace. We’re not only working on sowing knowledges in the children’s head but also on conveying the passion we have for what we do. We have a deep desire of believing that it is actually possible to live in peace and harmony, alongside with ourselves, others, and nature.
20-30 children are daily received by the educative staff in Centro COMParte to learn about environment and participate in peace education workshops.
Firstly, the process is about dreaming, exploring interactions between the living beings and the territory that allow the existence of the magical nature that surrounds us. Most of these children don’t have any idea of these interactions. Therefore, during the whole first semester we gave them an imaginary ride in the world through different ecosystems and cultures you can encounter.
While drawing, the children were trying to understand the characteristics of an ecosystem and the various interactions that exist between living beings and physical surrounding. It enables them to understand step by step the cycles of life.
Through theater, in addition of reinforcing their abilities to develop personal and corporal expressions, the children will perform the relation that the mankind has with the territory. This activity enables them to understand the meaning of the culture, the interactions existing between the ecosystem characteristics, and how humans manage to adapt.
Handcrafts also play an important role in the achievement of talking about how humans are able to use what surrounds them to elaborate different artefacts.
Nothing is better than a beautiful painting to represent the tropical rainforest and the importance of biodiversity.
A mask-making workshop was the best opportunity to talk about the Masai culture.
We took a seat aboard the Magical Bus and traveled to the unknown world of coral reefs. Through this process we discovered the marine food chain.
The big game
We created a big cooperative game, in which the children had to work in teams with the objective of assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Various clues lead the groups to different ecosystems that had been studied during previous workshops. These clues lead the children to meet with “sages” which give them other leads about how to take care about the planet. With this process the children also learnt that our daily actions create huge changes.Attachments: