This is a reference for Andre Ebouaney

# Boost up Improving competences of youth worker for social inclusion of People with Disabilities

The training activity took place
in Pianezza, Italy
organised by Associazione Ergon a favore dei Sordi
From the 16 to the 23 July 2021
Reference person

Antonela Kotsoni

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Aims & objectives

- Give participants the opportunity to acquire the right terminology in the field of disabilities in order to work correctly with the final target group;
- Know EU legislation on people with disabilities;
- Explain disabilities from different perspectives, depending on the type of disability and communication methods;
- Let participants share their countries' experiences of disability, push factors and attraction;
- Shed light on the treatment of people with disabilities based on their difficulties in order to explain the reasons behind these treatments;
- Understand that people with disabilities are not only looking for help but individuals who can provide and improve their environment;
- Discover different non-formal education approaches in order to support young people to effectively use non-formal education in local contexts for the integration of people with disabilities;
- Learn international signs in order to communicate with S/deaf people;
- Promotion of social inclusion;

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The group includes 21 youth workers, 3 accompanying persons, and 3 trainers from Italy, Greece, Spain, Luxembourg, France, Poland, and Slovenia; over the age of 18.

Training methods used & main activities

The project has been conducted using nonformal learning in verbal English translated into International Sign Language (ISL) for the involvement of deaf participants.
Outdoor methodologies, role-play, visit and workshops were also used during the training activities.
For the integration of all participants, there was an ISL lesson conducted by 2 experienced deaf teachers every day.

Outcomes of the activity

Give to youth workers knowledge and competence to work in the youth field for the social inclusion of people with disabilities in order to give them the possibility to involve themselves more in society and interact with one another despite their disabilities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was involved as a co-trainer (junior trainer) and facilitator during all the training activities.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

A great pleasure to work with Andre. He brings joy and fun to all the activities he participates in.

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