Don Calabria Institute Activities

1. School/Organization, where the practice is collected: Don Calabria Institute

2. Description
Don Calabria Institute origins from Casa Buoni Fanciulli, founded in Verona on November 26 of 1907, by the Italian presbyter Giovanni Calabria for assistance to poor and abandoned children. It is a national religious and laic body with headquarter in Verona.
Saint Giovanni did not intend to exclude any sector of activity where help was needed indeed, he dealt with several realities like dormitories, soup kitchen and all those who are the weak categories, and still today we continue to work on the wake of Saint Giovanni Calabria.


Creation of multimedia products to share in the form of PILLS of Civic Education in audio files (.mp3) or videos (.mp4) with interviews/witnesses with the aim of promoting and valuing their own experiences. Or short stories for which it is possible to take inspiration from the Constitution, from the “Carta Etica SCU”, from one or more values of integrity, social solidarity, active citizenship.
Messages that make the listener feel good.

Double activity interview thought between operators and users of different services. To answer questions will be firstly the users one next to each other and then the operators.
Questions will be based on personal experience in social world.
The two chosen services, among many of Don Calabria Institute, have as users teenagers, Italian users and foreign users.
The objective of the interview is to take in consideration the similarities of age, but also at the same time the differences that come from their completely different experiences, same belonging context for Italian users – new context for foreign users; the various difficulties encountered, each for different reasons, but at the same time to live in a structure that has the goal of offering an alternative life.
The operator supports the user and shares the activities bringing his personal experience.

Objectives are:
• Colloquial language,
• Concise and targeted answers,
• Promote the developing of a critical judgement,
• Respect for the ideas of the others.

3. Assessment:
☐ Yes
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