Statuette project

The project will evolve following three main phases: restoration of the building and creation of spaces; settlement and start of the playful and educational activities; analysis of the economic context in order to define a suitable funding source to allow the project to go on. During this last phase the market trends referring to products,reduction of environmental impacts and marketing efficiency have been pointed out. A painting lab involving Rom mums has already been started and its products will be put on the market through online as well as traditional distribution channels.

The main indexes used to evaluate our achievements are participation in the activities organized by the centre and the amount of artesanal products. In particular we will consider: increased interest and motivation in studying, social relationships among kids and the development of a connection between children and educators, based on dialogue. We will also take into cosideration the interaction between families and our centre as well as the social and artistic skills acquired by mothers.

The main idea of the project is a multi-stakeholder collaboration, in particular with Anina's Municipality (already started years ago) and Italian/Rumanian commercial institutions already linked to us in order to formulate shared policies about fighting school leave and the social cohesion of the territory. A widespread communication plan will be realised in order to raise citizens ' awareness on multiculturalism and to promote the activities of the centre.

The presence of Rom people in the centre represents itself a pedagogical helps because it allows non-Rom kids to interact with a multiethnical world. The creation of artisanal activities that involve Rom mums helps promoting their social and economic integration, by presenting them as a potential future labour power. All this aims to encourage local enterprises to create sustainable working environments also for Rom community.