Welcome to AMPERSAND, a center for development of skills and competences, dedicated to the promotion and advancement of non-formal education for youth and adults. We are committed to empowering individuals through innovative educational approaches, fostering personal growth, and creating positive social change. Collaborating with public institutions and vocational education and training (VET) centers, we strive to build a strong bridge between formal education systems and practical, hands-on learning experiences.
Our vision is to create a society where non-formal education is recognized as a catalyst for personal and community transformation. We envision a future where non-formal education is accessible, inclusive, and responsive to the diverse needs of individuals. Our aim is to inspire a lifelong love for learning, equipping individuals with the skills, knowledge, and mindset to navigate a rapidly changing world.
Our driving motivation is rooted in the understanding that to make our world a better place, we must first become the change we wish to see.
As the renowned Eduardo Galeano once said, it is the collective power of many small people, in small places, doing small things that can truly change the world.
Education lies at the heart of our mission, recognizing it as the most potent weapon to effect meaningful change. Through education, we empower individuals to become catalysts for transformation, equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to shape a brighter future.
We believe in the power of non-formal education to cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills. Our vision is to foster a learning environment that is engaging, meaningful, and tailored to the aspirations of each individual. By collaborating with public institutions and fostering partnerships at the national and European levels, we aim to contribute to the wider recognition and integration of non-formal education within the educational landscape.