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International youth for people with fewer opportunities
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project ”International youth for people with fewer opportunities”, taking place in Warsaw, involves 4 volunteers from Spain, Portugal, Germany. The group will be supporting social care centres and special boardnig schools in their efforts of creating the best conditions for people with fewer opportunities: disabled children, youth and adults. For 10 months the volunteers will be working with physioterapists, educators and therapists in their work and adding intercultural dimension to everyday life of the host organisations. The project aims at increasing awareness of the social exclusion problem among young people and developing their sense of social responsibility. They will gain knowledge and experience in work with disabled people. Volunteers’ individual approach and unique educational opportunities they create will help reduce the feeling of isolation of people with fewer opportunities. The participants will be helping professional staff which gives them a chance to get technical skills in informal way. Volunteers’ activities will be adjusted to their needs and pace of learning. All participating will be encouraged to propose their own ideas and share their skills nad interests with people under their charge. Intercultural group activities and sharing everyday life with representatives of other countries will give the volunteers many possibilities to get to know other cultures, increase mutual understanding and become more tolerant. We hope that participation in the project will be an important step in volunteers’ lives helping them to gain new skills, become more mature, indrpendent and willing to take initiative.
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