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Migrants: Municipality of Catania and Gaia Education sign MoU “Sicilia Integra”

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Migranti: Comune e Gaia Education firmano protocollo “Sicilia Integra” Un progetto, che coinvolge anche l’Università, per l’integrazione attraverso attività di formazione all’agricoltura sostenibile da attuare in Sicilia e esportare poi nei Paesi di provenienza. Il sindaco Bianco “Catania si apre alla fase della seconda accoglienza che comporta da una parte una dignitosa inclusione e dall’altra indubbie ricadute positive sul territorio”. May East, “Le indicazioni degli organismi internaziona…

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EDE Azores, Portugal

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The programme was held on Sao Miguel island, an island where plants grow verdantly out of the volcanic soil, where the air is fresh and clean, where people live naturally in community and the ocean is alive with dolphins and whales.

The course was located in Sanguinho – a tiny village usually reached by foot through a steep trail winding past Kahili ginger flowers, junipers, banana trees, Japanese cryptomerias, ginkgo biloba and acacia trees. The EDE took 5 weeks and it had 21 participants …

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Tribute to our Founder Hildur Jackson

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Hildur Jackson, Gaia Education founder, visionary and co-worker, passed away gently on Sunday the 6 September 2015 surrounded by her family.

Hildur was born in Denmark in 1942, where she also spent most of her life. She gained her Bachelor’s degree in Law, continuing to Postgraduate studies in Cultural Sociology. She was a strong idealist, both intelligent and humble, who saw communities as the future and education as the hope for the world. She was married to Ross Jackson with whom they had th…

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