The European programme is training a group of volunteers to improve the educational career of students aged 12 to 17.
Sapere Aude is a mentoring project with the participation of 5 European countries, Austria, Croatia, France, Germany and Spain. In the framework of the Erasmus+ projects in the EUROPE 2020 strategy, this initiative aims to show the benefits of having a person as a reference for a child or youth in risk of exclusion for their development in life, both in terms of personal growth and academic trajectory.
Sapere Aude is coordinated by the Catalan organization Fundació Plataforma Educativa, in charge of the project’s overall development; the project trains a group of volunteers to mentor children and youth at risk with a weekly follow up during the 2017/18 school year. The purpose of this is to improve the academic career of students aged 12 to 17.
Along this line, the active engagement of persons in charge and teachers, together with the coordinated participation of several countries participating in the project is seen as the key for the initiative to succeed. An academic results-based approach will also contribute to a greater wellbeing of the beneficiaries.
The project also aims to show how concrete and coordinated inexpensive actions can bring positive and significant results in enriching the school education of youths. With Sapere Aude, the goal is to show how a structured volunteering programme of social mentoring can promote a society that is more cohesive and committed where nobody feels ignored and where all stakeholders collaborate to gain mutual benefits.