How can we help children learn what volunteerism and solidarity are really about? How can we best support them to become today the active citizens we dream our world will have tomorrow?
The innovative educational program “I Care & Act” which is implemented by the Desmos Non Profit Foundation and the Lambrakis Foundation gives the answer: with the aim to introduce and cultivate the notions of volunteerism, solidarity and active citizenship to students of all ages through a combination of theoretical approach and, most importantly, experiential learning. “I Care & Act” is a complete program which combines specially designed educational material based on international literature and best case practices, in-person and distance education and support to participating teachers, complete with a syllabus of practical guidelines and proposed activities with which to create meaningful discourse in the classroom. The program’s focus on experiential learning, encourages students and teachers to step out of the classroom, and explore issues, challenges and problems in their communities. “I Care & Act” takes it even further – for the active citizen of tomorrow, it is not enough to be informed about social issues, one must also take action and contribute to their solutions! Through “I Care & Act”, all participating students have the opportunity to connect with society at large through the program’s sponsored educational visits to social welfare providers, where students actively participate in volunteer activities and experience “giving”, creating powerful synergies with local, national and international NGOs and civic engagement/ community organizations.
Act4Greece is supporting “I Care & Act” from 20/12/2017 to 30/06/2018, and aspires to raise € 70,000 which will fund at least one educational visit for each of the 225 schools expected to participate in the program during 2017 – 2018 school year.
By helping reach this goal, more than 15,000 students will have the opportunity to lead hundreds of projects and volunteer experiences throughout Greece that will actually contribute in making our world a better place for the long-term.
As a small “thank you” for your contribution, implementation partners will provide communication and other benefits, such as recognition of your support through the websites of “I Care & Act”, Desmos and the Lambrakis Foundation, as well as updates and reporting regarding the program and the utilization of your donation.
Note 1: The acceptance of the donation by the Implementing Agency, the reward of the relevant token rewards and any communication under the program are carried out in line with the regulatory framework of the school education, as defined by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
Note 2: The Implementing Agency can only give the above token rewards: (a) after having received confirmation of the donor’s deposit at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject: act4Greece “I Care & Act”-Donor’s Name (e.g.: act4Greece “I Care & Act”-Giannis Papadopoulos, “I Care & Act”-Company S.A.), and (b) the donors’ line of activity is not opposed to the principles of the program.