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Education: what do we have and where are we going?

Date: October 21, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas
Price: Free Entry

Bring your own snacks, plates, cutlery and glasses for the shared snack. Drinks will be sold at the bar. All activities are by donation.


Based on experiences from different educational contexts, we are trying to bring both constraints and opportunities to the table at this meeting. What principles, teaching formats and tools can we see in schools and what difficulties does the educational community face on a day-to-day basis? There are various models that adapt and try to respond to the society of yesterday and today. Where are we going when we want to ensure our students’ future, based on educational experiences that contribute to fulfilled, conscious and happy adults?

A documentary will be shown to inspire and reflect on the topic, followed by a discussion with representatives of the various pedagogical models used in this corner of the Algarve.

In addition to the Toy Library, which acts as an exploration space for the little ones, there will be socialization and emotional education games for the older ones, as well as a fair to give new life to used books and toys! Educate about the possibility of choosing biodegradable materials and extending the life cycle of everything we consume.

And of course, we ended the day with a shared snack! Bring your own snacks, plates, cutlery and glasses. Drinks will be sold at the bar. All activities are by donation.

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Marina Mendes

A Lisboner with roots in the Barlavento, she has been dedicated to projects focused on sustainable fishing for the last 14 years. Realizing the need for space(s) and time(s) to socialize in the region, he plunged into the desire to provide solutions and also support informal projects that promote the sharing of knowledge and activities in person, boosting, integrating and enhancing the skills and values of the community.

Rita Silva

Curious Lacobrigense, passionate and proactive, is dedicated for 20 years to projects serving the eco-social regeneration, involving herself in various contexts, methodologies and structures. With a degree in environmental engineering, and allied to her curiosity, she walks several parallel paths, from education to social and community work, art, culture and also movements of cities in transition. Profession? Maybe activist or community catalyst. She believes in the impossible and in creating new paradigms.

Sara Cerejeira

Born in Lisbon, she studied audiovisuals at the António Arroio Artistic School, and her professional career was dedicated to cinema and also to television fiction. She attended the Conservation and Restoration course at FCT and three years ago she moved to the western Algarve where the doors were opened to other passions and opportunities, among them, getting her hands on the land, continuing to evolve in video editing and being part of a cultural association. However, from his difficulty in finding a regular meeting place for residents with common motivations, and from his desire to bring the community together, he launched into the realization of this possibility of organizing moments of tertulia and sharing that could serve as a starting point for cultural, environmental and social actions.