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Youth Education Service & Partnership
Start date: Mar 2, 2015, End date: Sep 1, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The African Child UK and Chance for Life Romania are two organisations working with children and young people in risk of social exclusion.Both organisations are passioned about education and deliver their services aiming to empower the young generations and the communities they live in. Chance for Life had developed during the years a highly effective method for fostering outstanding academic achievements obtained by young people aged 13-18. Therefore , TAC had initiated a youth workers job shadowing project, which has the following objectives 1. to support 3 youth workers get experience with a different youth work approach highly effective in supporting teenagers to stay in school and obtain better education results 2. to develop their intercultural communication & team work skills 3. to increase the three youth workers' confidence in dealing with international work contexts. The two weeks job shadowing project will have a very positive impact on the individuals involved in the project, on the two partnering organisations but also, most importantly, on the communities of young people involved in the activities of TAC and CFL. By developing a new approach in supporting West London teenagers to stay in school and obtain better education results, TAC feels the project will contribute to the achievement of their organisational aim of enabling the young people become socially responsible and economically active members of their community. The new approach could significantly impact on the organisational capacity to provide training and development support for young people, in order to get them into employment and education. At the end of the project, the youth workers will be able to initiate and develop opportunities for young people which will help them overcome the cultural prejudices and barriers. The increased intercultural team work and communication skills will enable TAC youth workers to effectively cooperate and engage with young people from different cultures, some of them being clients, but others being possible volunteers willing to join their team. Finally, the boost of confidence and skills in dealing with international work contexts will help the youth workers and also the entire organisation to develop successful international cooperation and partnerships, for a variety of projects, such as EVS, youth exchanges, strategic partnerships etc funded by Erasmus +.
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