Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore

La Miniera di Giove

La Miniera di Giove is a social cooperative born in Malnate (VA) in 2008. Its primary purpose is to offer educational services dedicated to minors and families aimed at preventing discomfort and social exclusion. In particular, the Cooperative is engaged in the realization of school educational activities and home assistance aimed at minors, together with the organization of local projects dedicated to adolescence, the training of operators and the promotion of psychological support courses for children, adolescents and adults. The projects are implemented in collaboration with a variety of subjects: the Municipalities of the provinces of Varese and Como, Private Entities, Child Neuropsychiatry Services, Territorial Social Services, Child Protection Services and educational agencies in the area.

La Miniera di Giove is now supported by Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore (or “FSVGDA”), which has invested in the initiative as part of “Impact4Coop”: the program born from the synergy between FSVGDA and the Cariplo Foundation puts €1.2M in the field to contribute to the strengthening of assets and the recovery of the cooperative sector, severely affected by the socio-economic effects generated by the pandemic.

Specifically, the investment operation was carried out, in a logic of matching, following the candidacy of La Miniera di Giove for the “Target 1” of the programme, aimed at Social Cooperatives that generate an impact in the areas of reference of the Fondazione Cariplo (Lombardy, provinces of Novara and Verbano Cusio Ossola) and who have resolved after 01/07/2021 and by 12/04/2022 a capital increase of no more than €50,000.


The Cooperative develops personalized educational projects, starting from an accurate analysis of the needs of the subjects concerned, paying particular attention to frailties, specific learning disabilities and the educational needs of children and young people in primary and secondary schools, which is carried out by building relationships with all the contacts involved in the project (schools, NPI services, social workers, etc.) and collaborating with them in the interest of the beneficiaries. The dialogue with the support networks and with the main stakeholders (schools and social services) produces a significant impact in terms of social change and the evolution of the educational culture. The Cooperative also offers art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, psychomotor skills and theatricality education workshops, aimed at schools and facilities for the elderly (RSA) and psychological support and psychotherapy courses for minors and adults, couple psychotherapy and parenting support courses within the psychological service “Progetto Gemme”. Following the numerous requests for new accesses, especially from adolescents most affected by the psychological effects of the pandemic, the cooperative intends to expand the service and is looking for a larger space. La Miniera di Giove is a partner of the “Re-Start” project, promoted by the NaturArt Cooperative, aimed at pre-adolescents and adolescents in the municipalities of Varese and Malnate. The objective of the initiative is to counter the spread of educational poverty among young people through an integrated approach, aimed at reducing early school leaving and dropping out, enhancing the central role of families and the active participation of the educating community.

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Social Cooperative
Malnate (Varese)
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