La Coccinella Cooperativa Sociale (La Coccinella Social Cooperative) provides well-being and childcare services in Trentino Alto Adige, a region in the north of Italy. Their services range from day care facilities, including 19 of them spread over Trentino, to after-school activities, summer camps, community welfare projects, and training for educational professionals.
La Coccinella takes a holistic perspective on child development, extending this same standard of care to their employees. The staff enjoys spaces for growth and well-being, and the organization provides regular training and invests in research.
They also organize events for children, including 1, 2, 3 …Storie, a literature festival held annually in July in Cles. That’s when the directors of La Coccinella and the organizers of 1, 2, 3 …Storie called me. They needed guidance and support to lead the team of day care centers’ volunteers to design, execute, and coordinate the food experience at the festival.
I didn’t know yet that what seemed like a straightforward project would quickly turn into an impactful project for all the volunteers, enabling them to do their best work.