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  • Children and their dreams
    Example project at Ruth Cabral
    A sustainable project at schools
    Doing Dreams Foundation
  • Basic Idea
    When an adolescent has a dream of its future, the relation with the school changes.
    Normally an adolescent goes to school because he has to.
    With his own dream an adolescent will use the school to realize his dream.
    When they start to use their schools to realize their dreams, the whole system changes.
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  • Process
    Many things stop adolescents to dream of their future.
    They need to learn to dream.
    The need to discover their talents.
    They need to discover the possibilities.
    They need to discover their responsibility for their own lives.
    They need to discover how they can contribute to the world
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  • What does this mean for schoolsystems
    The focus of the school towards development of knowledge and skills will change in helping the child to fullfill its dream.
    The adolescents are participants in the proces in stead of mere users of system.
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  • Practical for Ruth Cabral
    Lessons in learning to dream.
    Upheaval the physical environment.
    Connect the school with its environment.
    Be visible.
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  • Lessons in dreaming
    Part of the normal lessons
    2 hours per week in one session for one year.
    At the end they have:
    A letter describing their dream.
    A research of what is possible.
    Letters to place where they can fulfill their dreams.
    A plan of action to fulfill the dream.
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  • The book FollowstheProces
    A portrait
    A textaboutthelifeoftheadolescent
    A textaboutthedream
    Na exerptofthelettertheywrote to thepeoplewheretheyhadtehierportrait
    To show thesechildrenandtheirtalents to the world.
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  • Change the physical environment
    Make the place more a place that shows respect for the adolescents.
    For example at Ruth Cabral.
    Modify the toilets
    Use empty spaces to make gardens and keep them open for the adolescents
    Involve architects and others to change the school in an open space.
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  • Connect the school with its environment
    Create a bridge between Ruth Cabral and São Paulo organizing trips to cultural activities
    Start a bureau for volunteers that will do extra things for the school
    Museum Pinacoteca will give lessons in art and at the same time the adolescents will select art that will be hanged at the walls of the school as posters.
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  • Be visible
    Make a professional site.
    Use the internet to do projects with other schools all over the world.
    Host events for education and culture in the school.
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  • Doing Dreams Foundation
    Meetthechildren...
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    Andtheirfamilies...
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  • How to spread DoingDreams?
    It is possible to do thewholeprojectwithourprofessionalguidanceon a fewschools, to create a teachingenvironment for othercoaches.
    It is possible to trainothers to theproject
    It is possible to shortentheprojectand use the core to fit in onanyschool
    ...
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  • For more information...
    www.doingdreams.org
    www.dreamsadolescents.blogspot.com
    Contact:
    Sabya van Elswijk
    sabya@doingdreams.org
    Doing Dreams Foundation