Studerende på det professionelle kursus Informationsteknologi (IT) ved fængselsskolen i Castelo Branco (Portugal) udviklede en prototype til en adaptiv konsol som et resultat af en klasseværelsesaktivitet for at kunne reagere positivt på den udfordring, der blev beskrevet af + Power-projektet.
Projektet samler arbejdet og engagementet fra lærerne Luís Baião (specialpædagoglærer) og Paulo Serra, IT-lærer, TOP 6-finalister fra den globale lærerpris Portugal 2020, fra skolerne i Canelas – V.N. Gaia og Nuno Álvares i henholdsvis Castelo Branco samt et bredt supportteam fra begge skoler.
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FLF har takket Paulo:
The Danish Prison Teachers Association, FLF, has noticed your engagement in the +Power Project and the efforts you have done to involve prisoners in development of ICT devices to assist disabled people.
Everywhere in Europe it has become evident that education in prisons is lacking use of ICT. The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that we need development into the field. No prisoners should be released from prison without reading, writing and calculus skills. But basic ICT skills is equally important to be a citizen taking positive part in society.
Prison regimes often look rigid on use of ICT, without acknowledging that most prisoners are just undeveloped teens being added pain and wounds on their souls, needing knowledge and skills to function as normal citizens. Fighting ICT literacy and building technology is a way to help them overcome their failed development in life.
It is therefore uplifting, promising and a relief following your efforts in this concern. Bringing development of equipment based on ICT technology into the world of prisons is a remarkable achievement.
On behalf of the Danish prison teachers, I want to thank you for a highly remarkable effort, that deserve more recognition.
Let us keep cool and stay fresh for this important task.