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Basket Beat The Ayuntamiento of Santa Coloma and the organization of social volunteering university AFEV, with the foundership from the Diputación of Barcelona and the Consejo Comarcal Barcelones, have launched an innovating project of socioeducative mentorship called ‘En Tandem’, which targets young people from compulsory secondary education in risk of scholar failure.


The initiative has started as a pilot test in Santa Coloma and Badalona and is based on the motivational accompaniment for 10 vulnerable youngsters of the city, by 10 volunteers from the AFEV, which are students of the Facultad de Educación of the Universidad de Barcelona. The youngsters from Santa Coloma have been selected by psychopedagogists of the institutes La Bastida and Torrent de les Bruixes and they are been supervised during all the process by the educational and social services of the Ayuntamiento. EnTandem is a project of socioeducative mentorship, that puts together a university student (mentor) and a child or a youngster in the risk of social exclusion or which is going through a difficult situation (social and/or, personal) in the context of non-formal education. During two hours a week, throughout all the school year, the student (mentor) accompanies the youngster in the key moments of his/her educational path in order to stimulate the capacities, autonomy, personal trust, self-esteem and motivate these young people to further their studies.”


The innovative aspect of the projects lays in the support and help provided by students to young people at risk which take place both in the familiar circle and outside of it.

Innovative is also the methodology of this exchange, which is completed through the service-learning to promote the exchange between the community and the volunteers. The service-learning is an educational proposal that combines learning processes and community service in a single project in which the people involved are formed to work on real needs of the environment with the aim of improving it.

According to the survey, 91% of the project participants have improved and nearly 75% have done so significantly, especially in terms of self-esteem, motivation and relationship skills.
95% of the project participants are pleased about the support and 90% of families think the accompaniment has been positive for their child.

According to the survey, 91% of the project participants have improved and nearly 75% have done so significantly, especially in terms of self-esteem, motivation and relationship skills.
95% of the project participants are pleased about the support and 90% of families think the accompaniment has been positive for their child.
The general objective is twofold: firstly, to encourage social volunteerism among college students so they can get involved in the associative acting against inequalities and positively influence their personal and professional training and, in parallel, accompany by a comprehensive manner in the education of children and youth (in difficulty), making them participants in their own education (not only as beneficiaries), focusing especially on their problematic background, both improving equal educational and social opportunities.

Basket Beat Beneficiaries of the project:
Youngsters from compulsory secondary education in risk of scholar failure


Project promoter:
Ayuntamiento of Santa Coloma and the organization of social volunteering university AFEV

Place
Barcelona

More information:
www.gramenet.cat/es/scinfo/mas-info/article/en-marxa-un-projecte-innovador-de-mentoria-adrecat-a-joves-en-risc-de-fracas-escolar
www.afevbarcelona.wix.com/afevbarcelona#!projectes

What people say

“EnTandem creates social links that awake concern and paths to get the inclusion of young girls and boys from the neighbourhoods”.
Noemí Rocabert, School Director of Mestre Morera