Promise & Potential
“What BeLonging has brought out of our teachers, learners, schools and our community is almost unimaginable.”
Dr. Alessio Morassut, Retired, Director of Elementary Schools, Mirano [Venice], Italy
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Education—lifelong learning—is the cornerstone of civilisation. It is essential to building a healthy social infrastructure that has the capacity to evolve and endure over time.
Parenting and teaching are noble callings, and the impact of these roles on the present and future generations is incalculable.
BELONGING projects for teachers, students and parents, build authenticity by developing character and nurturing relationship skills from inside out. As connections are discovered, true leading begins, and competition is quickly replaced by conscious co-operation.
This is the foundation on which to build a genuine Community.
actions that have a positive impact on a community generate benefits that are measurable locally and globally.
Benefits of participating in a BELONGING project:
- Revived body, heart, and spirit
- Restoring the ‘Call’ to learning and teaching
- Cultivating perspective through understanding
- Positive and long-lasting change in learning environments
- Meeting complex problems straight on
- Presenting new knowledge that makes learning, unlearning and relearning fun
- Nurturing authenticity
- Developing the competences necessary for healthy social interactions
- Providing opportunities to learn how to make healthy decisions
- Co-creating experiences where simple solutions beneﬁt everyone
Belonging is a ‘game’ of roles and responsibilities that cultivates character and competence by helping students exercise responsibility for all social interaction in their classroom.
Students learn how to responsibly deal with challenges, and have the authority to implement change. They discover that true possibilities reside – and sometimes hide – in what seems impossible.
Healthy relationships are built from inside out
Diversity is essential to harmony
Authenticity is found in natural abilities
Co-creating a shared space reduces stress
Each person is an integral part of a Whole system
What they can accomplish together is imaginable
Belonging is a solution for the challenges facing schools the world over. Why does it work? Because it’s fun!
BELONGING has been running for 14 years in elementary schools in Mirano, Italy, and is now in trials in other schools internationally. A team of dedicated individuals, organized into a not-for profit entity, are working to bring BELONGING to a broader audience in order to re-humanize education.