Twin project between schools

The “Friendship without Borders” project

At the same time the decision to build an elementary school in Ketognakopé was made, the project “Friendship without Borders was started, a twin cultural project between the children of the elementary and middle school in Arona (NO) and the children of the school in Ketognakopé. The inter-cultural project, supported by the Lions Club Arona-Stresa and the Istituto Comprensivo “Giovanni XXIII of Arona, aims to be an exchange program between two different worlds, a way to learn and become familiar with traditions and customs of different countries, to make children (and not just children) aware of the idea of a different culture and of the enrichment that knowing a different culture and a reality can bring. The students of the schools in Arona during the school year 2009-2010 worked on group projects based on customs, cooking recipes, fables, tales, local history etc. which were taken to Togo by a delegation which went to Africa in May for the inauguration of the school. The students of Ketognakopé worked on projects dealing with the same subjects which were brought to Italy and were shown  in a sports event at the end of the year in Arona.
All the classes of the Anna Frank and Dante Alighieri elementary schools and the first classes of the secondary school Giovanni XXIII took part in the project. With this intention, professors gave preparatory lessons and the doctor spoke about his experience in the missionary hospital in Togo, discussions in class about the encounters and lastly the making of drawings, texts and signs.


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