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Attention to Children of Mothers in Penitentiary Centers

Fifteen first year students from the School of Teacher Training and Education collaborate with AMPARA association in providing care to 1-3 years old children who live in prison with their mothers at the Mothers External Unit “Padre Garralda” in Madrid. The aim is to contribute to providing a stimulating and safe environment for their development, as their contact with people outside of prison is minimal. Two services are provided: playing and stimulating the children while their mothers attend training courses (weekdays), and taking the children for a walk out of the prison on the weekends.

The S-L experience is linked to the subject “Theory and Politics of Education”. Reflection activities are related to issues such as educational and social justice, equity, and diversity. There are initial, in progress and final evaluation activities. Evaluation is done by the students, the teacher and the community partner. Dissemination activities are done via twitter and a paper presented at a Conference.

Country: Spain

Year: 2019

Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

# of students: 15

Interaction with beneficiaries: Face-to-face

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Open to different discipline areas. Education

Community Service Area & SDG’s: Quality education

Community Partners: AMPARA Association