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International training course "Young people breaking the barriers of abilism in education and employment"

The training activity took place
in Pamporovo, Bulgaria
organised by RCCD, Bulgaria
October 2009

Aims & objectives

30 young activists with disabilities were trained to develop, implement and multiply assistance tools and associative strategies for equality, participation, inclusive employment and education.

Objectives:
§ To identify and review specific problems and discriminatory practices that disabled youth face in education and employment;
§ To campaign against public attitudes leading to abilism in Bulgarian society;
§ To strive for adequate public policy and service provision;
§ To promote Human Rights, Independence, Dignity and Equality;
§ To encourage participation and address social barriers to increase the educational and employment opportunities for young people with disabilities;
§ To enable participants in the international youth training course to understand and explore the concepts of Human Rights Education, participation and social inclusion as tools to combat abilism and achieve inclusive employment and education;
§ To help participants in building their self-confidence and improve competences in addressing youth disability concerns to the public;
§ To build partnerships and motivate participants to take concrete action against discrimination on local, regional, national and international levels;
§ To multiply these tools and strategies in youth groups and organizations, local communities and educational institutions, NGOs and in the workplace.

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

International group of participants: 30 youth activists from 6 European countries

International team of trainers:
Borislava Daskalova - Bulgaria
Daniela Stoyanovska - Macedonia
Olena Melnik - Ukraine
Kinga Szabo - Hungary

Training methods used & main activities

Non formal education on human rights, designed especially for the purposes of youth work.
Disability rights methods.
Inclusive and participatory methods in order to involve all participants with disabilities.

Outcomes of the activity

A research and web portal for European youth organizations dealing with both mainstream young people and disability youth organizations.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full-time trainer. Responsible for the program design and implementation of most of the program modules.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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