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Inclusive Sport in Sardinia

The training activity took place
in Olbia
organised by Mine Vaganti European Youth Group
21-24 July 2012

Aims & objectives

Training Course "Inclusive Sport in Sardinia" has
seeked to use Sports as a way of improving social inclusion of young people.
The project was designed to explore different tools and working methods in NGOs, educational centres or associations specialized to work for disadvantaged people, the project shared and promoted inclusive strategies for disadvantage target groups, to improve their capabilities and develop new skills.
The Training aimed to rise youth awareness that
everybody should be given the opportunity to
express themselves through Sport;
Morover, the project aimed also to foster social inclusion through sport as a tool for inclusion to solve interpersonal conflicts among youngsters, promote tolerance and assist youth to understand issues of diversity via non formal education.

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

During the seminar, organizers invited expert/facilitator as Antonio Saccone
Diana Grgat and Helleri Alles as experianced to provide workshops following Council of Europe
educational materials.
The total number of participants was 23 (20 from Italy plus 3 international Trainers).

Training methods used & main activities

METHODOLOGY:
TC trained youngsters through non formal
education approach (theory and practice) and used the following tools:
-The project team used activities to increase
mutual understanding of the participants, icebreaking games, simulations and other non-formal learning tools.
- Adaptive games that showed how to enable
inclusion of people with different disabilities,
games that were invented during a study session
about the topic in the EYC in Budapest
(http://youth-sport.net/index.php?id=9735) /
Project as well will actively use activities
from COE manuals
-Local and international exsperts delivered
sessions
-The team invited psychologist that
will lead specific sessions related to the issue.
- Team working, round table, interactive
discussions that served to exchange opinions
and to get different points of view to be applied
- Simulations, presentations as well were actively used
- Facilitator leaded debates as it's the cornerstone of democracy and therefore it's an essential skill for every European citizen to be aware in any situation.
-Furthermore, excursions in social institutions and economic infrastructure can give an impression of the current situation in Sardinia.
-Finally, discussions in order to ensure the impact is attained after the training will be facilitated;
- Young people were primed before the activity
with this goal, so that they direct their learning
throughout the activity to this end.
There was a peer mentorship provided after the activity to assist participants in their
dissemination work and encourage them to pursue it.
The workshops provided concrete tools for
participants to take further action in their
communities for working in the social fields and
respect for minority groups.

The training brought together Youth workers,
public servants, youth leaders, teachers trainers
and coaches involved in non formal education
activities and workig with people with fewer
opportunities

Outcomes of the activity

Sport as a tool for inclusion approach is quite new in Italy as in formal aso in non-formal settings, this approach is quite new for both as for target groups also for our NGO.
We wanted to improve peoples civic and social
skills in our region in order to facilitate the
complete integration of persons with fewer
opportunities.
The objectives was to contributing stimulation of the creation adaptive games that could be used in a daily routine for including young people.
Due to the statistics, many young people are
affected of different kinds of disease, therefore the social institutions need to provide a valuable
support to the family.
To apply this in practice the society needs well
trained aware human resources, with our training
we will make some contribution to prepare
youngsters to work in this field.
Due to this exigency on the territory, during the TC it was decided to provide a new tool in order to facilitate and improve the opportunities for young people.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the Trainers during the whole event.
I specifically prepared 2 workshops about "Sport and Media" and "Sport and Inclusion in Sardinia".
I supported the other trainers during their workshops.
I was also the organizer of the Seminare with my NGO.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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