R3Cre0 is a program for children and adolescents (NNA) that seeks to promote curiosity and critical and creative thinking.


In the program, participants develop the necessary tools to question, visualize and create solutions to the problems they face in their daily lives, as well as improve their academic activities. The program is based on critical pedagogy and active pedagogy, as well as on Participatory Action Research (PAR) strategies. In this sense, children and adolescents become co-investigators and appropriate it. The name R3Cre0 refers to the concept of play as a pedagogical strategy where error becomes a possibility and educational experimentation provides cognitive emancipation so that children and adolescents can generate transformations in their own lives and contexts; resignify their realities and strengthen their capacities.


The program will strengthen three fundamental characteristics for integral, sustainable and diverse human development, in a space of freedom that allows the enjoyment of learning. Curiosity, which is essential for learning and for questioning the social realities of the participants. Critical and creative thinking, combined with imagination, generates vision and innovative ideas to solve relevant problems. Empowerment is the result of the other two, and is necessary for the implementation and maintenance of projects.


C3P proposes a process between mediators, boys, girls and young people from the Prado downtown neighborhood. When implementing the learning process as an experience we focus on "a disregard for the traditional hierarchies of what is important and what is fundamental." That is why within the program, children, youth and adolescents [NNJA] will be invited to observe, question and create micro-projects built by pedagogical sequences (Brousseau, 2007) accompanied and encouraged by the C3P mediators and developed by the participants by R3CRe0.


The program responds to an approach of creating sustainable habits and capacities over time that allow NNJAs capable of reaching self-education, defined according to Isabel Martí (2003) as “educational activity carried out by the individual himself and in which the educator participation boils down to providing an adequate environment for learning ”(p. 49).


Overall objective


  • Foster the curiosity, creativity and empowerment of the NNJ of Medellín through the development of skills to ask complex questions, solve problems and execute projects that promote social justice.


Specific objectives


Stimulate the curiosity of R3Cre0 participants through divergent questions about phenomena and dynamics related to their contexts. Strengthen creativity for the resolution of social problems identified by the participants in their daily lives. Increase the level of personal confidence and autonomy of R3Cre0 participants to develop self-learning skills in experimentation scenarios.