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Live All In
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Live All In is a youth exchange between the Exodus in the United Kingdom and Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica Jinamar in Spain with 60 participants, 36 from the UK and 24 from Spain of mixed gender and from various cultures and backgrounds. At least 30 of the participants will be young people with fewer opportunities due to cultural and economic difficulties who would not have an opportunity to be involved in similar activities and would therefore not be developed due to these difficulties. The project seeks to: 1.Provide unique cross culture opportunities to young people through European partnership and co-operation. 2. To enhance social and cultural understanding and interaction between people of different genders, cultural and economic backgrounds. This will take place through celebrating ones own culture, engaging with other cultures and creating space for dialogue between groups to form relationships and understanding. 3. To enhance European youth activities and structures through collaboration, partnership and sharing of ideas and best practice. 4. To promote a healthy lifestyle among young people by promoting participation in sport, active team games and outdoor activities among young people who in turn promote this with children in the community. 5. To promote volunteering and an awareness of the needs of disadvantaged groups, minorities and individuals. 6. Foster skills and competencies within the participants which will promote entrepreneurial attitudes and be relevant for and enhance job applications. Methodology and activities: The programme will be participant driven in each phase and will emphasis inclusion, listening to each perspective and give a voice to each participant. There will be regular space for group time, individual reflective learning and large group sessions. Many of the days will include a trigger talk given by a leader but will then include dialogue and interactive activities between participants of both groups and different ages and genders. The programme will also be place a high value on natural relationship forming as the best tool for appreciating diversity with time for social interaction, team games and visits to sites of interest to maximise informal learning and relationship building. The programme will also be very practical with opportunity for the groups to lead kids clubs, community impact activities and create an impact through being a positive role model in this society. Impact and results: Cultural awareness through the shared activities involving Northern Ireland and Spain strong, mutually respectful relationships will be formed. Dialogue and inter-cultural encounters through the cultural celebrations and interactive seminars the young people will have extensive opportunities to share their own culture and learn about other cultures. This will highlight the need for unity and underline the harmful affects of disunity and the resulting unrest. Preventing exclusion through the project; different issues which can lead to division and exclusion will intentional and specifically be discussed during the work shops and seminars. Understanding diversity; each workshop and seminar has the goal of increased knowledge of another culture in mind in its design. The groups will have the opportunity to celebrate diversity and see how this doesn't mean disunity, but rather a tolerant attitude fosters an understanding of diversity within unity. Developing skills; through the group participation, leadership challenges and a wide range of experiences throughout the project in the preparation stage; interviews and application, implementation stage; leading peer learning and dialogue and evaluation the stage; giving constructive feedback and reporting back to local youth groups, the participants will gain transferable skills that will help them with future study and employment opportunities. Developing healthy lifestyle through outdoor activities and team sports plus a healthy and balanced diet being provided the participants will enjoy a balanced and healthy lifestyle while participating in the programme. Results and long term benefits. Each individual will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their experience of the project and their learning. Each leader will also be asked for more detailed feedback about their experience and how they found it from a group perspective. Exodus will compile this feedback and communicate their finds with Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica Jinamar to ensure both organisations are growing in competence and quality of provision in youth work. Both organisations will also seek future European involvement through youth exchanges, mobility of youth workers and training events to ensure ongoing organisational development. For individuals the organisations will provide effective follow up to ensure the impact is maximised and they have future opportunity to support their development.
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