Method combining educational success with social commitment: learning to be competent being useful to others, learning by doing a service for the community. Sets common goals for the learning approach of the formal education sector and for the social action approach of the non-formal education sector. In this way, schools and colleges actively collaborate with social organisations in the community.

Impact indicators
  • Improves young people’s academic results and motivation to study, as they see the social usefulness of what they learn and feel recognised and valued.
  • Increases cohesion and social capital in neighbourhoods and towns, boosting total capacity and collaborative networks.
  • Empowers and enhances the social perception of both teachers and adolescents and young people.


Roser Batlle
Member of the Ashoka network of social entrepreneurs since 2008 for the project promoting Aprendizaje-Servicio (ApS) in Spain.