Target: Charitable Institutions, such as shelters, children’s homes, nursing homes, schools, kindergartens, nurseries, Community Centres.

Executors: Year 11 Students. (3° EM)

Coordination: Teacher in charge of Personal development

WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF SOCIAL PROJECT?

The Social Project has, as its main aim, to provide our students with a real-life and concrete experience of social action, (or Citizenship), through which they discover the rewards of helping people and being a good citizen, using all the students’ own gifts, abilities and talents to benefit the more needy or vulnerable members of society. .

HOW DOES IT WORK?

In April, working groups of three or four students are formed half way through 3 Medio, and are accompanied by a guide teacher, or mentor and assigned according to the needs, abilities and interests of the students, to different charitable institutions, within the communities of Concepción, Penco and San Pedro.

Each group of students, along with staff of each institution, organises and plans, on a day visit to the institution, a relevant and viable social project which responds to an identified need.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE?

The experience takes place between April and November. Each group should spend two hours a week off timetable.

WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF THIS SOCIAL PROJECT?

It consists mainly of three stages, performed during the first and second half respectively:

First Stage: Observation, diagnosis and planning of Project Social.

Second Stage: Social Project Execution

Third Stage: Evaluation

HOW THE SOCIAL PROJECT IS EVALUATED?

Social Action Projects are evaluated and rated by their teachers (mentors) during and at the end of each stage, with criteria and indicators previously established and known by the students. The final assessment score is recorded in the course of Method of Investigation.