‘I Care School’ program was born when we realized the gap between the results our children achieved in primary school and the results they achieved in secondary school when they became teenagers. The public school needed our help to move from a competitive, selective and notional educational approach to a cooperative, egalitarian and problem-posing educational approach, capable of enabling students to think for themselves. We believe that much of Africa’s future is decided in secondary school. This is why we entrusted ourselves to the educational indications of Don Milani and Paulo Freire. The essential task of the school must be “restore the ability to speak to the poor”, its task is not “to churn out graduates, but to make students sovereign citizens”. In his school, Don Milani had hung the expression ‘I Care’ on the wall, our hope is that the young people we look after in this program, currently about fifteen, may one day become a leaven that may bring social transformation in their own country. The activities are held in two very cramped rooms in the slums, where there is no electricity for most of the day, so even the use of second-hand computers becomes difficult.
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The Pepea Foundation (Pepea Trust) received a land of 450 square meters. So we decided to put it on service of slum dwellers.