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Peer to Peer Education for Health Life Style
Start date: Jan 1, 2014,

"Peer to Peer Education for Healthy Life Style" is going to be an YE hosted by Youth4Society organization, which will take place in Tirana, Albania and will gather 35 youth workers and youth leaders motivated to work on health issues from EU, SEE and Turkey. Participants from Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey and Albania will work during 8 days on health issues related to the prevention of smoking, alcohol and malnutrition. The project aims at empowering youth leaders and youth workers with methods of peer to peer education in order to promote healthy life style in local communities. Promoter organizations work with different target groups so during the project we will develop different approaches on how to reach youngsters with fewer opportunities and other marginalized groups of the society in order participants multiply similar peer education activities in their sending organizations. Participants will have to prepare a health promotion campaign in Tirana in order to foster local youngsters to maintain a healthy life style away from substance abuse, obesity, alcohol and smoking using sport as a tool to reach the goal. The concept of active participation, responsibility taking and social inclusion will also be addressed. The Inter-cultural learning process will contribute to understand different stereotypes about risky behaviors in different cultures. The activity will be based in non-formal education methodology and different methods will be used as role play, discussions, work in groups, etcObjectives:• To explore the concept of healthy lifestyle and abstinence against alcohol, smoking and malnutrition• To empower young people with basic skills in organizing a health promotion campaign• To promote non-formal education and YiA programme as a support tool for health education• To foster youth leaders to become peer educators for a healthy lifestyle • To explore cultural support towards health through inter-cultural learning process

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