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Partner of the Week: The Paniamor Foundation

Posted in Partner of The Week on July 21, 2017

The Paniamor Foundation, a non-profit Costa Rican NGO, focuses its efforts on the development and institutionalisation of cost-effective social technologies to meet challenges in the field of its specialty, identified as a priority of the country. Paniamor first implemented Aflateen in its computer club programme in 2010, when it joined forces with Aflatoun.

In 2014 they joined the Aflatot global pilot, with the launch of the Recreating Value Model, built with the National Directorate CENCINAI, the Coopeservidores partners and the Business Partnership for Development. The Model is being implemented in national nurseries of the Ministry of Health through the offices of CENCINAI.

This public-private partnership has made it possible to share this innovative proposal of socio-economic training for children between the ages of 3 and 6, teaching them solidarity, responsible and sustainable use of personal, communal and environmental resources. Recreating Value is developed under the premise that underage persons, from an early age, have the right to access training spaces aimed at developing appropriate knowledge, skills, and performance, enabling them to make responsible and fair management and investment of personal, social, financial and environmental resources they have.

Recreating Value is considered a novel, clear and easy model to apply in the classroom context since the format and structure are easy to understand and presents relevant activities. The model encourages awareness about money as a means and not as an end, it emphasizes the importance of things that money cannot buy and the relevance of being over having.

The children have had a very positive response to the activities proposed by the Model, showed great interest, disposition, enthusiasm, and evidence of important learning in the discussions that are developed with each theme. For the teachers, the processes of follow-up (in session or in the field) are visualized as spaces of great advantage that allows for clarification of doubts, to motivate the work, to learn from the experiences of others and to improve the implementation of the Model in its teaching practice.

The methodology includes the recreation of a small village or “Pueblito”, were girls and boys go shopping at the market, use their savings card at the cooperative, negotiate at home who prepares the food or if they go to dinner at the neighborhood restaurant. At the end of the day, they can go to rest in the ecological corner or paint with friends. In this journey, they will be able to make decisions, analyze what to buy, share and devise multiple ways of investing what they have in solidarity.

 

For more information about Paniamor Costa Rica, visit their website.

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