In Naples, various trainings take place with the young people and in particular the NEET from the eastern suburbs. The workshops – from garden to design, tailoring to music and theater – are aimed at young people looking for innovative experiences those who neither study nor work. The project “CreAttiviamoci di bello”, which will have its beating heart in the Creative Reuse Center ‘Remida Naples’ in Ponticelli, is promoted by the non-profit organization ‘Progetto Continenti’ in collaboration with Wes Trade Ltd and is co-financed by Third Pillar International Foundation.
In particular, “Let’s create beautiful” is aimed at twenty girls and boys from 15 to 35 years from the eastern edge of Naples and the surrounding area. Through the project, the very young will be involved in a range of activities and initiatives that have several objectives: First, to re-engage the young people in the social fabric of the city, especially after the difficult months of isolation and restrictions on health emergencies. In addition, it seeks to bring out the passions, inclinations, and abilities of individual personalities through the support of the experts who pursue them for several months. We therefore want to facilitate the social inclusion of young people living in conditions of fragility, exclusion and social risk, by strengthening their self-esteem and raising awareness of their abilities and potential. The focus is on the unspoken abilities of the beneficiaries, acting in a context that is prudent not to waste material, intangible and human resources. Another objective is to contribute to the professional growth of young people, who are guaranteed a listening and counseling service by a professional counselor.
An innovative way of learning is used throughout the project. In fact, participants will also use an e-learning platform. The virtual interface will be useful for collecting notes, sharing documents and tools, creating animations and facilitating exchanges between participants. It will accompany the hands-on experience of the various education laboratories housed at the Remida Naples Center, which has been collecting and promoting waste materials for the company for many years. The online training platform “We-Learn” – which also enables close collaboration between participants and teachers – was developed by the company Wes Trade to provide feedback to beneficiaries and the content of formal and informal training in a participatory way share. Young people will provide tablets on loan and receive specific training for the use of digital devices in the e-learning space.
“CreAttiviamoci di bello” will operate on the territory of the VI municipality of Naples, which includes Barra, Ponticelli and San Giovanni and Teduccio districts, among the suburbs with the largest number of young people and minors. The territory is experiencing an important phenomenon of early school leaving and is characterized by various social and economic problems related to poverty, unemployment, easy contact with organized crime.
“We are very excited to share this experience with Progetto Continenti and West Trade, protagonists for the first time in a project dedicated to young people in the Neapolitan region. We thank Terzo Pilastro for the trust it places in us all set, “says Anna Marrone, project representative and co-manager of Remida Naples, adding:” As always, we will be working with waste materials for educational, relational, creative and of experimenting in the workshops with the girls and boys involved. We hope this experience brings new positive energies to East Naples! ”
“Again, we are proud to help high-end social content organizations like Remida Naples and Progetto Continenti with our We-Learn platform,” says Barbara Bracone, project representative on behalf of Wes Trade, emphasizing that: “Wes Trade considers this experience highly training and an incentive to develop new ideas and combine them with new technologies for social purposes “.
The project will be presented to the public during the Open Day on Friday 20 May at 10 am at the Center “Remida Naples” via Curzio Malaparte 90 (Area G, Ponticelli, Naples). For information and registration for the project it is possible to call or send WhatsApp to 3333295215/3348471536, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Facebook and Instagram channels ‘Remida Napoli’.
The Project Partner
Progetto Continenti is a non-governmental organization for solidarity and international cooperation, founded on May 10, 1989. It is one of the founders of Banca Popolare Etica. Since its inception, in addition to promoting solidarity and cooperation projects aimed at the most vulnerable groups of some developing countries, it has been working and engaging in parallel in our territory by deepening and proposing courses in Global Citizenship education, which d ‘Aim to help the beneficiaries. to look critically and attentively at the unsustainable poverty in which the majority of humanity lives, in particular at the structural mechanisms that make up inequalities, and at the connections between the causes and effects associated with them.
The association “Atelier Remida Campania aps”, founded in 2006, manages the center “Remida Naples” for the creative reuse of waste materials. It consists of operators who have been working since 1999 on the Remida project of the municipality of Naples in agreement with Reggio Children and established the three Remida centers in Naples, the first in Italy after the original in Reggio Emilia.
Wes Trade is a technology company that has been working for years on national and international projects to support NGOs and civil society organizations by providing systems and solutions based on new technologies in the fields of training, job start, agriculture, energy, water management and security. Wes Trade is already actively collaborating with Progetto Continenti to bring innovative technological aspects to the association’s social projects.