Wings for You(th)
Start date: Jan 15, 2016,
End date: Jan 14, 2017
“Wings for YOU(th)” is a Youth Exchange that will be organized in Onesti, during 10-20 of April and it will held 30 energic and creative teenagers (18-25 years old) from Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria . Bisede the international partners, we will also cooperate with national partners such as: Qvorum Institute, Onestin Youth Association and Desenam viitorul tau Association.If we look around us, we will see that a lot of teenagers are excluded from groups and discriminated. The issues of inclusion and diversity can be approached from many different directions and experienced in many different ways. However, everything does seem to revolve on the question of where you place yourself in relation to the issues and where you position yourself in the society in which you live. This will depend on how you see and understand yourself in terms of culture, status, education, employment and economic situation, sexuality, mobility… and the list goes on and on. In the various definitions of “inclusion” and “diversity”, the two main elements which come up are: the condition and degree of being “in” or “out”; and the process of changing that condition. Not being involved in our society, discrimination of youth with few opportunities, low levels of awareness among young people about the cultures of other countries, excluding oneself from society, prejudices, promoting non-values in society can cause negative effects on young people (such as lack of motivation, lack of involvement, self-exclusion from society, the emergence of prejudice, intolerance and indifference feeling adoption, loss of national identity) and on society and the community (such as loss of traditions and values, loss of unity and uniqueness concept).The project will contain numerous non-formal activities such as: debates, brainstormings, workshops, presentations, intercultural nights, treasure huntings, games, energizers, getting to know each others games, activities in a Reeducation Center, teamwork, etc. The objectives of the project are: to increase the understanding and acceptance of the other cultures and traditions; to increase the understanding of diversity; to reduce exclusion and to increase inclusion; to discover new things about EU; to promote non-formal education.We wish that this Youth Exchange will have a large impact among the participants, their NGOs and their communities. We want teenagers to be more tolerant, more implicated in volunteering activities, to develop new skills(public speaking, adaptability, teamwork, etc), to discover the importance and diversity and new thing about EU. A bigger impact will be on youth with few opportunities, they discovering through this project that they are the same as the others, they will be more self-confidence, will be more involved in volunteer activities, will be treated as equals during all the activities, will make new friends and will discover the benefits of the program Erasmus Plus. In terms of partner organizations and their communities, they will learn about the importance of inclusion in society with the help of the participants of the Youth Exchange and they will realize that exclusion and discrimination are problems which we should pay more attention in the future. We hope that this project will have a continuity in the future.
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