As part of building up the local network of Reggio-inspired educators, a collection of schools often work on shared projects. In 2016, this culminated in the Jozi through the eyes of the child exhibition.

In 2017, schools are investigating how children see the rights of trees, as a lens into their own rights. The beginnings of this collaborative project – in which six schools and one NGO participated – was showcased at the 2017 conference in Johannesburg (view the Facebook album). If you’d like to participate in this project, join the WhatsApp group by contacting Lindi Bell or Tessa Browne directly

“All of this is a great forest. Inside the forest is the child. The forest is beautiful, fascinating, green, and full of hopes; there are no paths. Although it isn’t easy, we have to make our own paths, as teachers and children and families, in the forest. Sometimes we find ourselves together within the forest, sometimes we may get lost from each other, sometimes we’ll greet each other from far away across the forest; but its living together in this forest that is important. And this living together is not easy.”

– Loris Malaguzzi, Your Image of the Child: Where Teaching Begins (June 1993)