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A great lesson of “multiculturalism”

At 15, in primary Fabrizi Quarto bell tolls for the hour of Rights. A third class, twenty-four pupils and a child of the second generation, every fortnight is a lecture on interculture and human rights. With two masters “special”, two teachers who came to meet young students by setting playful dialogue, narrative, almost theatrical.
Between questions, answers, examples, exceptions, curiosity. This morning, the first question is particularly interesting: the children still do not know, but this time will remain attentive and involved throughout the lesson. Who am I? “In order to explain who I am, the other must not import the color of my skin,” is expressed decisive victory. Not bad as a start. “Because nobody should be fooled by the color of their skin.”
Among the banks is all a raise of hands, Greta is the first to speak: “Skin color is not important. We are all equal, all equal. But it can serve the nationality of a person. For example when you do checks at the airport. Well, when passes through the body scanners. Sara also wants to intervene: “To answer the question is important to say first whether you are a girl or a boy. If not how do they greet me?”.
“In this class we also talked about deeper themes and delicate as child soldiers, refugee camps, the anti-personnel mines, making peace as a solution to the conflict,” says Elizabeth Maggi, one of the coordinators of the project Genoese Planet New.
This is a drawing of the Tree of Life Foundation Onlus, which carries two years in schools Genoese a variety of interventions aimed at integrating the world of school pupils between Italians and foreigners, and in general for the maturation of a vision of contemporary reality inspired by the principles of Education for Development.
“The birth of the project New Planet 2006-2007 school year took place in Rome, and involves hundreds of classes in the country – says Elizabeth Maggi -. In Genoa we are present for two years and are currently involved four primary schools.” The teacher of Patrizia Montecucco Fabrizi said that already last year in class we were talking on the Rights of the Hour: “But bring professionals is another thing, and so treat the subject using a different approach that puts into use the theater , narrative and play. This is not a multiethnic class, it is precisely here that need more attention, because at home these children do not live close to the theme of coexistence in a multicultural society, and otherwise they risk a day be lost. “

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