La Matriz Learning Community: A School for Social Change

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Received
€ 2.301
Minimum
€ 1.500
Optimum
€ 11.350
41 Co-financiers

Contributing € 15

Calendar and natural objects to play or decorate

We offer a 2023 calendar illustrated by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

We will also send you a pack of natural objects to play with special seeds from the Northern mountains of Madrid to play or to decorate.

*You can claim fiscal discounts with this donation. Conditions apply if you do so from outside Spain.

> 12 Co-financiers

Contributing € 25

Bag, natural elements pack and guided day out in the Mountain

We offer an organic cotton bag with La Matriz's logo, ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

We will also send you a pack of natural objects to play with special seeds from the Northern mountains of Madrid to play or to decorate.

You can also enjoy one of our guided days out with the Mountain Group. It is an outing guided by a professional Mountain guide around the Northern Mountains in Madrid.

*You can claim fiscal discounts with this donation of up to 80%. Conditions apply if you do so from outside Spain.

> 04 Co-financiers

Contributing € 50

Bag, calendar and peaceful parenting session

We offer an organic cotton bag with La Matriz's logo, ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

The 2023 calendar is made up of beautiful illustrations by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

You are invited to a session in our School of Families, where we promote peaceful parenting around themes like conflicts, emotions, limits, sexuality, etc. If you are not in Madrid you can connect online.

This donation has fiscal rewards and your real donation would be €10. *If you donate from the Basque Country, Navarra you will get a 25% discount. If you donate from outside Spain, this may also be different. Check out Goteo's calculator. https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 05 Co-financiers

Contributing € 75

Bag, calendar, t-shirt, peaceful parenting session and guided mountain tour

We offer an organic cotton bag with La Matriz's logo, ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

The 2023 calendar is made up of beautiful illustrations by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

The t-shirt is made of organic cotton, it has La Matriz's logo in front and a quote by Arno Stern at the back: "No habrá paz en la tierra si no estamos en paz con la infancia"> there will not be peace on earth unless we are in peace with children. The t-shirt would be ideal for summer or for a sunny day in the winter.

You are invited to a session in our School of Families, where we promote peaceful parenting around themes like conflicts, emotions, limits, sexuality, etc. If you are not in Madrid you can connect online.

You can also enjoy one of our guided days out with the Mountain Group. It is an outing guided by a professional Mountain guide around the Northern Mountains in Madrid.

You can give any of these offerings to a friend or interchange for another present.

This donation has fiscal rewards of up to 80%. *If you donate from the Basque Country, Navarra you will get a 25% discount. If you donate from outside Spain, this may also be different. Check out Goteo's calculator. https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 02 Co-financiers

Contributing € 100

Bag, calendar, t-shirt and annual subscription to one of our activities.

We offer several rewards.

An organic cotton bag has La Matriz's logo on it and is ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

The 2023 calendar is made up of beautiful illustrations by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

The t-shirt is made of organic cotton, it has La Matriz's logo in front and a quote by Arno Stern at the back: "No habrá paz en la tierra si no estamos en paz con la infancia"> there will not be peace on earth unless we are in peace with children. The t-shirt would be ideal for summer or for a sunny day in the winter.

You will have an annual subscription to one of our activities to choose from:

  • School of Families, where we promote peaceful parenting around themes like conflicts, emotions, limits, sexuality, etc. If you are not in Madrid you can connect online.
  • Mountain Group – montly outing around the Northern Mountains in Madrid with a professional guide.
  • Capoera with the family – a playful sports activity from Brazil that we practice on Thursdays in the afternoon.

This donation has fiscal rewards of up to 80%. Ask for your certificate! *If you donate from the Basque Country, Navarra you will get a 25% discount. If you donate from outside Spain, this may also be different.

> 03 Co-financiers

Contributing € 500

Presents pack, annual subscription to all our activities and first enrolment fee for free

The present pack includes the cotton bag, the 2023 calendar and a t-shirt.

The organic cotton bag has La Matriz's logo and it is ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

The 2023 calendar is made up of beautiful illustrations by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

The t-shirt is made of organic cotton, it has La Matriz's logo in front and a quote by Arno Stern at the back: "No habrá paz en la tierra si no estamos en paz con la infancia"> there will not be peace on earth unless we are in peace with children. The t-shirt would be ideal for summer or for a sunny day in the winter.

You will count with an annual subscription to all our activities:

  • School of Families, where we promote peaceful parenting around themes like conflicts, emotions, limits, sexuality, etc. If you are not in Madrid you can connect online.
  • Mountain Group – montly outing around the Northern Mountains in Madrid with a professional guide.
  • Capoera with the family – a playful sports activity from Brazil that we practice on Thursdays in the afternoon.

We also offer the first enrolment fee for free to the school.

You can nominate any other person to enjoy the presents or interchange them for other things we offer.

This donation has fiscal rewards of up to 48%. Ask for your certificate! *If you donate from the Basque Country, Navarra you will get a 25% discount. If you donate from outside Spain, this may also be different.

> 00 Co-financiers

Contributing € 1.000

Original illustration, present pack, annual subscription to all our activities and two enrolment fees for free

We offer several presents.

First, we offer a special original illustration by illustrator Paloma Corral with a special mention to you (http://www.palomacorral.com/). This illustration is ideal to decorate the room of the little ones or a school environment to light up the imagination.

The present pack includes the cotton bag, the 2023 calendar and a t-shirt.

The organic cotton bag has La Matriz's logo and it is ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

The 2023 calendar is made up of beautiful illustrations by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

The t-shirt is made of organic cotton, it has La Matriz's logo in front and a quote by Arno Stern at the back: "No habrá paz en la tierra si no estamos en paz con la infancia"> there will not be peace on earth unless we are in peace with children. The t-shirt would be ideal for summer or for a sunny day in the winter.

You will count with an annual subscription to all our activities:

  • School of Families, where we promote peaceful parenting around themes like conflicts, emotions, limits, sexuality, etc. If you are not in Madrid you can connect online.
  • Mountain Group – montly outing around the Northern Mountains in Madrid with a professional guide.
  • Capoera with the family – a playful sports activity from Brazil that we practice on Thursdays in the afternoon.

We also offer the enrolment fee for free to the school for two years.

You can nominate any other person to enjoy the presents or interchange them for other things we offer.

This donation has fiscal rewards of up to 41% and about 38% if you are a company. Ask for your certificate! *If you donate from the Basque Country, Navarra you will get a 25% discount. If you donate from outside Spain, this may also be different.

> 00 Co-financiers

Contributing € 3.000

Personalised chair with your name, original illustration, present pack, continuous subscription to our activities and one year at the school for free

Your name will be acknowledged in writing on one of our school chairs. We will write 'thanks for making us possible' with your name and surname below.

We offer our pack of presents and an original illustration by Paloma Corral. The illustration will have a special mention to you (http://www.palomacorral.com/). It would be ideal to decorate the room of the little ones or a school environment to light up the imagination.

The present pack includes the cotton bag, the 2023 calendar and a t-shirt.

The organic cotton bag has La Matriz's logo and it is ideal to take shopping, to the park, library or anywhere.

The 2023 calendar is made up of beautiful illustrations by Paloma Corral and a whole bunch of wonderful illustrators like Elia Elia Mervi, Vendela Vrensk, Kike Ibáñez and lots more). It is an A4 size and can be hung up on the wall.

The t-shirt is made of organic cotton, it has La Matriz's logo in front and a quote by Arno Stern at the back: "No habrá paz en la tierra si no estamos en paz con la infancia"> there will not be peace on earth unless we are in peace with children. The t-shirt would be ideal for summer or for a sunny day in the winter.

You will count with a continous subscription to all our activities, which you will be able to join any time you want:

  • School of Families, where we promote peaceful parenting around themes like conflicts, emotions, limits, sexuality, etc. If you are not in Madrid you can connect online.
  • Mountain Group – montly outing around the Northern Mountains in Madrid with a professional guide.
  • Capoera with the family – a playful sports activity from Brazil that we practice on Thursdays in the afternoon.

We also offer one whole year at school for free.

You can nominate any other person to enjoy the presents or interchange them for other things we offer.

This donation has fiscal rewards of up to 40% and about 35% if you are a company. Ask for your certificate! *If you donate from the Basque Country, Navarra you will get a 25% discount. If you donate from outside Spain, this may also be different.

> 00 Co-financiers

About this project

Help us turn into into the tool to promote free and respectful learning we want to be.

Needs Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Bathroom adaptation to wheelchair users
In order to comply with the regulations, it is essential to adapt the school restroom to make it accessible to people with reduced mobility.
€ 1.500
Other bathrooms adaptation to young children
Adaptation of other bathrooms to the size of the children. Height of basin and toilet.
€ 1.600
Swimmingpool covering for safety
Covering the pool to ensure that all the school areas are safe. This involves putting a central beam and a wooden plate covering the pool. To this we must add a 2m-high fence so that the children cannot access de area of the pool.
€ 4.200
Exterior floor and railing repairs.
Replacement of boards protruding from the exterior wooden floor and repair of the wooden railing.
€ 1.350
School painting
Painting walls and roofs with special non-toxic painting.
€ 2.300
Needs Material Minimum Optimum
Chairs and Tables for children
5 tables with 10 chairs child size (150 euros). 5 tables with 10 chairs primary size (250 euros).
€ 400
Total € 1.500 € 11.350
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

We define ourselves as a learning community that seeks to foster mutual support, learning and respect among all its members. We offer a respectful and motivating way to learn and develop, while seeking to create a supportive community for families, reconcile, promote relationships of equality and respect and provoke social change from the basis of education.

  • Active pedagogy with focus on Montessori, inquiry-based learning and forest school.
  • Accompaniment and Pedagogical Coordination by Eureka, a project born from the experience of Jardín Pirata (free school in the North of Madrid for 17 years).
  • Infant and Primary School (3-12 years old)
  • Bilingual Spanish-English.
  • Systemic accompaniment resource for family processes and special learning needs.
  • Commitment to continuous training for families, staff and the community.
  • Coworking space
  • Non-profit project
  • Foreign center certified by NEASC (New England Association of School and Colleges).
  • Programmed family activities

Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign

This school has three fundamental objectives:

  1. to encourage and accompany the learning needs of children;
  2. to be a reference centre for the training of teachers (school and external) in relation to the emotional well-being of children and to establish peaceful, horizontal and respectful relationships with children;
  3. to be a tool for conciliation and the creation of support networks for families, both in the school and in the municipality and beyond, through play groups, workshops, support groups, etc.

To this end, the school offers the infant and primary cycles based on Active pedagogies with a focus on Montessori, inquiry-based learning and forest school. This means that in addition to the general classrooms where all areas of knowledge will be taught for children from 3 to 12 years old, the school will have specific workshops that will consolidate this learning (e.g. other languages, mechanics, robotics, etc.). At least one day a week there is forest school where children also learn about their immediate rural environment and its history.

The school is certified by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is a bilingual English-Spanish school, also meeting the requirements of Spanish content and Spanish language and culture required by the Regional Government of Madrid.

As a project that seeks to create a change in the educational paradigm, we have a training program in active pedagogies and respectful accompaniment for the teaching staff. Each year we provide scholarships for at least two teachers from a public school to be trained in these methodologies.

In our school for families we deal with relationships with children in the family environment. We seek to provide families with tools to raise children in a serene, respectful, egalitarian and free way.

We also have many activities to support the conciliation and encourage the creation of a supportive community such as extracurricular family activities, a mountain group, family afternoons, etc.

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Why this is important

Every day there are more and more schools that seek to promote respectful relationships with children, in addition to a context of healthy learning and growth.

For us this is something fundamental, but we did not want to stop there. We also want to be a base from which to promote social change, putting the needs of children, families and individuals themselves at the center. To this end, we have a teacher training program, with scholarships for civil servants, a school for families, weekly activities that aim to promote family time, conciliation and the creation of a supportive community.

We like to think of our project as a family of families, committed to a sustainable world for everyone and where relationships between us are based on respect and care.

Team and experience

La Matriz began its journey as an association of families in 2020, although a group had already been developing before that, seeking to form a supportive group and offer their little ones a respectful accompaniment in their development. During all this time, the group has cohesioned and has come to create an association that promotes a peaceful parenting and a respectful and equal approach to childhood. La Matriz has received advised by educational professional groups and individuals like Eureka, Madrid Active School, Origami Senbazuru, Ivana Vallenari and José Manuel Rodríguez (Txelu). The team has visited many reference schools such as Wayra, Alavida or Roura. Currently, the project is located in Soto del Real, in a house with a capacity to accommodate up to 30 students and with a coworking space to facilitate the work/life conciliation for families and the bonding process of the little ones with teachers and the space.

Eureka is in charge of the pedagogical accompaniment and coordination of the school. Eureka Centro Socioeducativo is a project formed by four advocates of pedagogical innovation, with more than fifteen years of experience in El Jardín Pirata (an active school that was based in the Sierra Norte de Madrid until 2020).

Our teaching team is made up of:

Silvia García Martí is an Early Childhood Education Teacher and Psychopedagogist. After working in private centers as a tutor of Second Cycle of Early Childhood Education, in 2005 she started El Jardín Pirata, where she has developed professionally for 17 years as an early childhood and primary educator and as a trainer of educators. She is currently training in Primary Education with a specialization in Therapeutic Pedagogy.

María Llorente Martínez is a teacher in Primary Education. Her professional educational experience has been focused on schools with Montessori methodology. She has spent the last ten years combining her pedagogical knowledge in El Jardín Pirata with learning as a livestock farmer, building a collective project with eight other people.

Kalifa Augustus is a journalist and teacher, with more than 12 years of experience in different schools in Spain and the United States. She is from Trinidad and Tobago and at La Matriz she is in charge of developing the curriculum in English, her mother tongue.

Rafaela Rayo Martínez is an Early Childhood Education Teacher, trained in Montessori and Bosquescuela, as well as a children's yoga instructor. Her motto is "You can't teach a seed to grow".

Víctor Ferrón is a psychologist and teacher, with more than 10 years of experience in schools in the Community of Madrid. He is a forest school monitor and complements the curriculum not only with the learning that takes place in nature but also with the local history of the Sierra Norte de Madrid.

Our psycho-pedagogical team is composed of:

Nuria Hernando García, psychopedagogue and primary school teacher specializing in special needs.

Leticia Domínguez is a primary school teacher with a specialization in music, music therapist and psychotherapist in bonding systems.

The team also includes Ana Fraile, economist and cook, with extensive knowledge in nutrition.

It also includes Aurora Martín Barroso, who is Early Childhood Education teacher, with a very extensive experience in active pedagogies and respectful accompaniment. Aurora and Leticia are in charge of the School of Families and the development of the training for teachers.

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Social commitment

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Zero Hunger

    The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

  • Good Health and Well-Being

    Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

  • Quality Education

    Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

  • Gender Equality

    Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

  • Reduced Inequalities

    To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

    There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

  • Climate Action

    Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

  • Life On Land

    Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss