After the Training Course (TC1) held in Palermo in May 2018, the participants of each partner in own country implemented and tested compensatory techniques and methodologies to facilitate language learning, school success and social inclusion learned during TC1, involving families, schools, associations and foreign children / young people.
In Italy, People Help the People and Centro delle Culture Ubuntu carried out the implementation activities at various levels allowing the participants to develop the reflective dimension and critical thinking (especially in the case of adults involved in local training) and to experience interactions based fundamentally on empathy and sharing (especially children involved in the implementation of best practices)”.
During these activities, were involved teachers of schools of Palermo, experts and some associations that work with foreigner children and young people.
EURO-training, at the International Mother Language Day, on 21 February 2019, organized in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) an event where participated more than 60 people from 13 different nationalities and ages. The participants prepared different foods from different nationalities and everybody enjoyed the interactive games and activities.
“The biggest impact was the joy and happiness of the people, no matter what culture, religion, and language they speak. The event was a perfect example of successful social inclusion in the community” (Christomir Zafirov, President of EURO-training).
In Romania, Asociatia Fluturele Visator involved actively volunteers from the youth centre in implementing the best practices, using the methodology learned from the TC1 in Palermo. The volunteers worked constantly with the children in an after-school setting, especially with non-formal activities.
In Spain, Amigos de Europa in cooperation with Lucena Acoge worked in different ways to improve the social inclusion as main goal of ENSI project. They are focused in young migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, developing new best practices learned from the partners during the training course in Palermo.
“Especially interesting was the football team that we created which took part in a local competition finishing the second qualified” (Javier Morales, President of Amigos de Europa).
In Poland, Foundation Family Center carried out the implementation activities on sport activity: an opportunity to unite the local community. Fostering sport as a tool for inclusion, to solve interpersonal conflicts among youngsters, to promote tolerance and to assist young people, to understand issues of diversity. Sports are an ‘universal language’ common practice to all cultures where the discipline, rules and norms are readily understood.
All these experiences will be shared during the second Training Course (TC2) which will take place in Palermo from 8 to 12 July 2019, in which experts, parents, teachers, representatives of Associations who work with foreign children and young people from each partner country will participate.
The TC2 will be conducted through a non-formal methodology using the facilitation method, active participation and creative production of innovative solutions applicable to different contexts.
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