What are we talking about?
It is a working method factor of permanent interactions regardless of the place, where users and adults exchange their learnings in a free and spontaneous way. This way to interact brings about important changes in the social development of each one.
Education for liberation makes emerge new skills and abilities that are not used by these teenagers, giving them new alternatives to consolidate their efforts of personal development and relationships with their relatives.
What are the features of education for liberation?
- The learnings are lasting, from the child’s own interests.
- The learning is global: it enables to broaden knowledge, to improve everyone’s behavior, and to discover new emotions and skills.
- It starts from the moment when the child is motivated to understand his environment and feels able to give his opinion.
- It is not an individual process: education for liberation starts from the young person’s problem, but requires a support to talk, exchange and understand that there is not only one answer. The search is done in group: dialog becomes a tool that helps to develop an opinion, to refine one’s way of thinking, and requires a certain coherence.
- It requires informal areas so that the learnings happen at an appropriate pace and at the right time.
- It doesn’t invalidate nor compensate formal education, but comes as something additional to acquire public awareness.
How is Qosqo Maki a place suitable for education for liberation?
- Qosqo Maki offers a dormitory for children and teenagers who decided to get away from their families, this situation being caused by a huge feeling of misunderstanding and total abandoning.
- They learn how to manage their lives in an autonomous way, they define their own space and face situations that recognize their independence.
- They think about other alternatives to resolve their problems in a rational way with the support of referent adults.
- The creation of the library is an answer to their preoccupation to be able to access information and share new knowledge, clarifying their concerns with their peers and referent adults who are not going to disapprove their curiosities.
=> The areas just mentioned above are informal: the street, the dorm and the library confirm that culture isn’t limited to traditions, but it also include different situations that happen in everyday life.