Educators employ dialogue and listening to encourage inclusion which will lead guests to become independent and main actors in their working and social life. Edicators are given the task tu sopport guests to get them used to social, political, sanitary and cultural dunamics. Their role is also to lead them to responsibility and perseverance; to support them, also in difficult situations, towards a balanced self-management by using phychological, educational and social activities handed out by the reception project. Every guest is encouraged to achieve housing independence which means also to clean and to tidy up rooms and common spaces like dining room or kitchen both in reception facilities or in flats. It is preparatory to give them basic information about the territory; guests are so accompanied to places appointed for services in order to teach them how to enjoy them.
Progetto Itaca signed an agreement with CPIA in Maggianico (Lecco) to secure literacy courses and following levels of instruction (A1, A2, B1 e B2 and eighth grade) to be recognised. Every guest in enrolled in educational classes for adults delivered in CPIA by teachers working for it or for Progetto Itaca.
Guests mainly follow literacy classes or Italian courses. they are asked to attend lessons from September to Jume for a minimum of 10 hours a week divided into 6 hours of ordinary school and 4 hours of extraordinary lessons. During ordinary school, they are taught Italian language while during remaining hours, teachers move the different classrooms or sometimes to reception facilities, to offer alternative lessons. Activities may range from studying a map to listening to Italian songs, from reading stories to learning how to send emails. There are many activities we Italians take for granted but which may to obscure for someone who experienced a different reality. For example, playing Monopoli is a way to tach asylum seekers to use Euros. Somethings which is easy for us, like doing a puzzle or reading a road sign, may not be so simple or immediate for them.
Education is not only what stated above; in fact, guests are given the possibility to follow advanced classes, simultaneous coursed (like ECDL) to certify their competences and to enrol in courses related to working aspects like health and safety on work. Furthermore, there are extracurricular activities like tailoring, carpentty, construction and “Italian Constitution and Charter of fundamental Right of European Union”.
We guarantee all minors school inclusion, emphasizing the creation of new relationships with contemporaries which may help them to speed up the learining of Italian language.
*Dates updated at June 30, 2017. Adult’s enrolment in courses are to be intended as starting in 2014 while minor’s enrolment started in 2016. Extra studies refer to additional lessons about Italian grammar, guidelines for obtaining a job and job security and about training working lessons.
Educational activities are also related to sport. Our guests take part in football training activities and they joined two football tournament: “Oceaninc Soccer League”, organized by UISP in Lecco and “Un cuore per i profughi”, arranged by Acale, an Association working for Cameroonian immigrants inclusion in Lecco; the event took place in 2016, in correspondance with Cameroonian National Day.