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Reducing children´s poverty via State Schools María Altieri Fundación Montessori Sin Fronteras
2 Those that are specially designed and equipped to meet the basic needs of all children in school facilities. Those that are specially prepared to provide education with a high quality standard: Proactive, harmonious and fostering the potentials and personality of each child. H ere is how………….. WHAT IS THE PROFILE OF EFFECTIVE STATE SCHOOLS?
3 We currently use the schools for education We also could use them as: Centers for information and the application of children´s rights. (Children have the right to know their rights). Guaranteed implementation by those, directly involved in reducing child poverty. INFORMATION CENTERS FOR CHILDREN´S RIGHTS We could use schools for education, as they do, as well as use them as Centers for information about children´s rights, with guaranteed application of those directly involved in reducing poverty
4 Healthy food …………………….........................at School Providing it properly…………………………...at School Medical assistance………………………………at School Sports and free time activities…………………at School High quality education with personalized inclusive programmes according to needs…………….. at School For children, as holders of rights: Mandatory attendance in order to benefit from these key components Mandatory attendance in order to benefit from these key components. NEW STATE SCHOOLS Abundance of rights for the holders of rights
5 Agreements between Public Schools and City Halls Agreements between Public Schools and City Halls Programs to be carried out by Local Councils: Programs to be carried out by Local Councils: o Meals o Essencial heatlh care o Logistics and budgets o Social work o THEREFORE 70% of essential nutricion, is guaranteed at school 30% of additional nutritional needs, through social workers City Authorities City Authorities Working together with: National Ministries of Education, Working together with: National Ministries of Education, Health, Sports and Leisure, among others. Health, Sports and Leisure, among others. AGREEMENTS: Food - Health - Sports & Leisure activities
6 M ONTESSORI BELIEVED IN A BETTER WORLD FOR CHILDREN TEACHERS CAN HELP TO ENSURE THAT. DR. MONTESSORI LEFT A MESSAGE, WHICH IS STILL VALID: « It is to you, teachers that the world is looking to reali Z eits hope of reconstruction. Therefore I have come to greet you you and work with you». T EACHER´S WORLD THE HOPE OF RECONSTRUCTION
7 TEACHERS AND CHILDREN An important part of the lives of children, takes place in the school facilities and teachers have the responsibility to give them the best for their education, personal development and wellness.
8 Involving children HERE ARE GABRIELA AND DIEGO ENDORSING ART. 12 OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, IN THEIR SPEECH WRITTEN AND READ BY THEM DURING THE COMMEMORATION OF THE UNCRC 20th ANNIVERSARY. THEIR PARENTS SUPPORTED THEM AND EXPLAINED THEIR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES. EVENT ORGANIZED BY THE «FUNDACIÓN MONTESSORI SIN FRONTERAS» AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SITE IN MADRID – 20 NOVEMBER - 2009
9 FUNDACION MONTESSORI´S PLAN FOR REDUCING CHILDREN´S POVERTY 1= City Council monitors the local situation of children through its Social Services, identifying their problems and assessing results: a) Developing programmes, by using previously agreed Indicators in a social and inclusive educational framework. b) National working groups develop these Indicators ( Authorities and NGO´S ). c) EU Member States agree common Indicators in a Forum, to be really implemented. 2 = The Council upgrades the structure of local schools, providing for the refurbishment of facilities, as needed. It also provides for various teams of workers, logistics, food and budgets: a) Setting up kitchens, dining rooms, infirmaries for school nurses, and for leisure and sports facilities. b) Giving all children healthy meals and involving them with food related activities c) The Council and Social Services monitor families wih special needs, by adding suplementary food as required and overseeing the care of children at home. EU – MUNICIPALITIES AND EDUCATION AUTHORITIES
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