The road to education at piazza Magione

Addiopizzo has always paid particular attention to places with great symbolic value to the city, for example piazza Magione. There we held the first critical consumption fair, and we were able to make a plan for a voluntary engagement in the neighborhood, after an investment from a network of schools and associations interested in promoting the area.

Our presence in the area has led us to reflect on what has been achieved and it has revealed the potential of the square, as a meeting point of the neighborhood. the inclusion and participation we experienced has inspired us to a new initiative involving the boys and girls from the Kalsa district.

Through football we have been able to counter the mistrust and to talk about rules and teamplay. The boys participation in the tournaments Calciando in rete and Mediterraneo Antirazzista has been an important opportunity to continue to share the sense of rules and values such as respect, solidarity and friendship.

Among the activities with the boys, the boat trip with the help of Lega Navale stands out.

On these events, football tournaments and boat trips, the boys have had experiences that helped them to develop their curiosity, knowledge and led them to rediscover the beauty of sharing the area with others.

Throughout the year we have also worked together with the volunteers of Casa di Paolo in providing an after-school service for the children in the neighborhood. In fact, there have been a lot of support from families we have got in touch with and they have enthusiastically welcomed our activities.

L’educativa di strada (the education of the street) is born from the consideration and the need to pursue a more constant and precise social and educational nature in the the collective investment. It is not enough to accompany and support the traders and entrepreneurs who denounce the mafia, if you do not take action in the social context in which you live. A social context which is permeated by urban and social degradation that contributes in a negative way to the illegality and the system of mafia power.