Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
The Together As One (2-Gether-As-1) is a project that is that the very heart for TheDojo.Org.Uk's mission, which is thus:
THE DOJO.ORG.UK has three over arching aims:
1. Identify social issues that cause disunity within a society
2. Using the principles, philosophy and fundamentals of the Martial Arts as a metaphor and tool for solving social concerns
3. Get our Youth involved is tackling social issues, whilst integrating with the older generation
Using Martial Arts To Empower People
The underpinning philosophy of the projects is to use Non Formal Learning Methods and the beauty and power of Grass Root Sports (Authentic Martial Arts) to equip and enable the Youth with the character, skills and competences to bring about a positive change in their future
This project facilitate an arena where participants, especially the youth engaged in non-formal learning tasks and social actions can come 2-GETHER-AS-1 and participate in projects in a friendly, safe and fun environment, whilst promoting the spirit of brotherhood and unity through Martial Arts. The Projects enable participants to go outside their locality, nationally and internationally to meet peers from different communities and/or countries with different social and cultural backgrounds and to learn from each other through an active participation in joint activities of common interest.
The aim of the project is not to teach the comprehensive martial arts systems, but, to use the fundamental concepts, principles and mental orientation to teach leadership social & soft skills to help the participant deal effectively with life situation, either at school, work, home, the boardroom or on the streets.
Using the principles, philosophy and fundamentals of the Martial Arts as a metaphor and tool for Self Mastery, Personal Development & Self & Public Leadership. Enabling and enriching Young People through the beauty and power of the Martial Arts to bring about the building of a better more virtuous and human community.
The objective of the sessions is to use various Martial Arts fundamental concepts, principles and mental orientation to teach the participants:
Training and networking for youth workers - training courses & contact-making
The project will bring 2-Gether 48 Participants 8 European countries consisting of various cultural, academic, ethnic, religious and social backgrounds to work, learn, develop, identify common social issues, formulate a solution and play as 1.
The methodological approach used with the 2-Gether-As-1 project is varied and includes: presentations, micro grass root sport activities and games, micro martial arts training activities, social sports tournament, group work, team based tasked, role plays, reflections, feedback, group discussions, coaching techniques, music, dance, traditions.
The thread and crust of our approach is to create a learning environment that our targeted audience can learn in, as well as be able to view and assess evidence of learning effectively.
The impact of 2-Gether-As-1 is thus: Participants will have a chance to develop more their self leadership, interpersonal, intercultural and team working competencies, as well as behavioral traits that will empower and encourage them to face their future with Hope, Faith and Boldness.
The long term benefit of the 2-Gether-As-1 project is such that it will play a key role in building a community in which a majority of it populace are inspired to be job creators, it will helps promote personal growth of the young people in our community, and works towards the breaking of racial and national prejudice, it brings new ideas that lead to improved leisure time and activities, motivates and encourages young people of the community to work on themselves, to communicate with people from abroad, to travel abroad, to participate in some European projects without fears.
Promote the use of Martial Arts s as a tools for developing self leadership, self confidence, self awareness, self assuredness, self reliance, self discipline, and self esteem.
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