Start the workcamp! A band of pirates in a community fest!

Start the workcamp! A band of pirates in a community fest!

The international workcamp for the festival of San Siro started.

10 girls and boys from all over the world arrived in milan to carry out the workcamp mission: organize activities for children with us, the real protagonists of this festival, and also to promote sustainable games made with recycled materials and lots of creativity.

THE WORK!

Our association promote together with a committee of inhabitants the annual summer community festival of the district “San Siro”, a multicultural popular block at the center of the main urban trasformations of the second biggest Italian city.

The aim of the workcamp is to achieve an exchange between the inhabitants of San Siro and the international volunteers group to create the possibility of learning experiences for both. The festival was born to promote melting pot, social inclusion and anti-racism, the housing right for all, the improving of cultural and social conditions.

The international volunteers group will help the inhabitants, the local volunteers and the association’s partners to realize the event. Expecially the volunteers will help to ideate, organize and manage the educational activities for youngster.

Childrens and kids of that neighborhood often live in socio-economic disadvantages and during summer, with schools closed, they have few opportunities to participate to community activities. The international volunteers will be always side by side with local volunteers of the “Banda dei Pirati Project” with experience in previous festival editions.

 

BACKGRAOUND AND AIMS OF THE PROJECT!

The host association “Aps Yard” was founded in 2001 and supports projects about many different focus areas: anti-racism, sociability, cultures, territories, active citizenship, human rights, reuse and recycle, mutual aid, non-formal education with young people and children.

We promote a work camp in the San Siro district, a multicultural popular block at the center of the main urban transformations of the second biggest Italian city.

Our aim is to achieve an exchange between inhabitants and the international volunteers group to create the possibility of learning experience for both. The expedient is the annual summer festival of the committee of inhabitants.

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