Why does Grugliasco need a recreation centre?
Grugliasco (a city near Turin, Italy), our city, despite being populated by many children and their families, lacks a recreation centre for children aged 0 to 6. This place would be built to offer them an area where they can play together and grow together. Some of these families are living difficult situations due to the economic crisis which has made more difficult for them to find their place in the society and the community around them. By observing this new reality, we came up with this idea: to make our parish centre a place of aggregation and inclusion and a benchmark for everyone, especially the youngest.
We would like to build a place that everybody can access for free and limit the costs of some organized activities, so that everyone can participate and feel included. In this way, we will have the opportunity to guarantee this service to all the families that will have the pleasure to come at our new centre.
How funds will be used?
Funds will be invested in two different ways. One is to provide the recreation centre with furniture and educative games and the other one is to create four areas, each one of them with a different goal.
In one area the child will have the chance to play freely, to experience manipulation of different materials and objects, for example dough, and to express their creativity with constructions and expressive activities.
In the second area the children will be stimulated with symbolic games and role-playing games.
The third area will be reserved to body consciousness development through sensory and psyco-motory play.
The last area will be dedicated to reading, in order to stimulate the fantasy and the cognitive development.
Most of the activities, such as the expressive and creative ones, the fairy tales reading, some leisure activities and games, including music and acting, will be coordinated by an educator. Our aim is to cooperate together with the already existing associations in Grugliasco that work with the 0-6 age group.
Who's behind the project?
GO (Grugliasco Oratorio) is an association born from the need to create synergy and collaboration between the four parishes of the city. Clearly lay people must combine their forces to keep the community alive. The GO association has been officially founded on December 2014 by some members of the parishes belonging to the Pastoral Unit 46 of Grugliasco. This association has brought together most of the activities of the Pastoral Unit as its common denominator also for the future projects.
GO is a pastoral project that works in the city. The association comes from the common thinking combined with that desire that parish centres can be THE place for the youngest, not only the one belonging to the parishes, in order to create a network able to connect and breaking down barriers. The idea of building a recreation centre inside the new space of Palazzo Borgis (Viale Giustetti 12, Grugliasco), which is currently under renovation, came from the young members of the GO association, who put their passion and will in this association. We, these very young members, share the idea to offer a common upbringing for everybody, starting from the childhood, that reflects in their growth (life learning). GO Grugliasco Oratorio works actively with the local realities: schools, associations and the town hall. The recreation centre project is going to be supported by the young volunteers who are already part of the educators’ community. All of them have experienced and developed several formative and professional experiences in the education field throughout their adolescence; some of them are university students or young workers in the educative field. That’s because we strongly believe that love for the others must get through witness and volunteer service, but it must also come from knowledge and professionalism.
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GO (Grugliasco Oratorio) is an association born from the need to create synergy and collaboration between the four parishes of the city. Clearly lay people must combine their forces to keep the community alive. The GO association has been officially founded on December 2014 by some members of the parishes belonging to the Pastoral Unit 46 of Grugliasco. This association has brought together most of the activities of the Pastoral Unit as its common denominator also for the future projectsuadro chi sei, quali esperienze ti hanno portato a ideare il progetto e quali ti permetteranno di realizzarlo.