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.
- 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.