In the past few weeks, we have launched our new educational path aimed at teenagers that develops competencies in the STEAM (acronym for Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) field through creative digital education.
In December, the Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani started the PCTO (Path for Transversal Competencies and Orientation) educational activities aimed at students at the IISS “Sciascia-Bufalino” school in Trapani as part of the Drop-in project, aimed at combating child poverty.
Educational poverty in Sicily represents a challenge that, if not addressed in a synergistic manner by the community, puts the future of teenagers at risk, especially those from families living in economically and socially vulnerable situations.
These young people are at higher risk of dropping out of school and face greater difficulties in obtaining adequate training, elements that could limit their professional opportunities in adulthood. It is essential to create high-quality educational opportunities for these boys and girls to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary for their future.
The path developed by the Community Foundation uses a new format: TILT! – Inclusive Technologies for Free Talents, built with the methodological support of the Golinelli Foundation, an important reality that promotes culture through original and innovative projects.
This is an approach that places creative digital education, sharing with the local community, and “learning by doing” at the center, embracing error as a personal growth moment.
TILT! includes interactive workshops and activities on topics related to STEAM, creativity, digital technologies, and entrepreneurial culture.
TILT! is engaging participants through the Design Thinking methodology, a creative and user-centered approach to problem solving. It focuses on understanding the needs and expectations of the end users, to develop innovative solutions that efficiently and empathetically meet their needs.
This process involves the use of rapid prototyping techniques and continuous validation of solutions with users, in order to continuously improve the proposed solutions.
All of this is also using innovative digital and technological equipment (such as laser printers, 3D printers, Oculus, etc.) to build products and services useful to the community.
About the Project
The Drop-in project – selected by Con i Bambini as part of the Fund for the combating of child poverty – aims to support the transition to adulthood for teenagers, helping and stimulating them to build their own life project.
The project is co-financed by the Peppino Vismara Foundation.
For more information
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To participate or for more information, please contact Daniela Avanzato email@example.com