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Call for participants for Training Course
Name: “Combating the Differences”
Dates: 22 – 30 September 2019
Type: Erasmus+ (KA1 – Youth Mobility)
Participants needed: 4 participants
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Costs: Travel costs covered up to a limit of €360. Food and accommodation 100% free. Membership fee of €5 for non-members. Participation fee Malta - €10.
Host Organisation: Active Youth
Countries Participating: Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Turkey
Sending Organisation: Malta UNESCO Youth Association
There are numerous challenges that European societies are facing. One of the more severe ones is the marginalization of young people coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Youngsters with behavior disorders and dysfunctional backgrounds are often insecure and self-doubting, face discrimination, negative stereotypes, and increased social barriers. One of the ways to help them feel more confident is through capoeira. Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates game, music, and dance. It has previously been used as a therapeutic activity that proved to be a huge success in empowering troubled people and bringing community members closer together. To tackle this social exclusion problem, youth organizations from Hungary, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Turkey, Malta, and Lithuania have united for the project "Combating The Differences". The project’s aim is to give youth workers the training necessary to be able to lead capoeira therapy sessions. To address the key issue of the project mentioned above (the social exclusion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds), the following objectives have been set: - Promote capoeira as an inclusive and therapeutic activity; - Give youth workers appropriate knowledge about capoeira, its philosophy, physical and musical sides of capoeira; - Come up with capoeira games in which everyone can participate; - Create the means for sharing competencies and tools of capoeira therapy among youth workers in different countries; - The project also aims to help the participants increase their social awareness, skills, and multilingualism
Interested applicants are to fill the participation form here.