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Lose Yourself to Health
Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Jun 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our project will begin in Midyat district of Mardin on March 1, 2015 and will continue until July 1, 2015. Activities of the project will take place between June 5, 2015 to June 14, 2015 and be formed by 35 young people from 5 different countries. The project is going to take place in Midyat, - a town in the province of Mardin, which has a unique natural landscape. Our project will be based on health among young people especially who is working on computer based desk job, communicating health, empowerment and mainstreaming these principles into European health policy. The project aimed at listening to young people and involving them in decision making processes about their health. The project also aims to improve youth’s nutrition and physical activity behaviors in the places where they live, learn, and work. The project aims the goal of creating awareness about obesity through environmental and policy changes that promote healthy eating and active living. We will encourage the use of outdoor activities and sports for the public and also promotion of social inclusion and welfare of young people. The project will focus on the promotion of physical activity as well as working with communities. Accoeding to researches on this topic, physical activity, and sports in particular, can positively affect aspects of personal development among young people, such as self-esteem, goal-setting, and leadership too. So, the project aims to develop human body by sport both mentally and physically. Our approach is to develop healthy attitudes, values and behavior among young people. The activities will continue with interactive work based on methods of non-formal education and treating current themes like participation of young poeple, active citizenship, volunteering health and more. The activities will be based on creating awareness about wrong and excessive use of computer-based technology in workshop, common mistakes about nutrition, comparing eating habits of different countries, discussion on threats to healthy life in participant countries, preparation of brochures about work place sports and healthy eating in different languages, teaching daily exercises on the square of the town as an outdoor flash mob. They will also prepare a flash mob (running with their computer) in outdoor for raising the awareness of sports in daily life especially on work place, so they will attract people’s attention to the healthy life and sport. Besides all these activities, they also create a dance show with the figures of exercises activities and all fresh/healthy foods for stage in the square of the town as an outdoor activity. Between learning sessions, participants relaxed together over meals and social activities, building new friendships and bonds. We will use non-formal and informal teaching methods to encourage them to being active in the project. They will also use bicycle convoy with a colorful and remarkable messages in their back in order to create awareness about obesity and sports habits. Also, cultural nights, trips to the surrounding area and various workshops are also included in the program of the project's activities in the duration of 10 days. The operating language of the project will be in English.
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