This is a reference for Raminta Rusovičiūtė

Make a Change

The training activity took place
in Isle of Wight, England and Ukraine
organised by
Reference person

Justinas Brikys

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Aims & objectives

Project focus
Understand what the stereotype is and overcome it with critical thinking.
Raise awareness about the discrimination, tackling the issue of IDP’s and refugees, understand its roots.
Become culturally competent and understand the components of diversity.
Understand coaching approach, be able to use it in the daily life to enhance critical thinking skills and take control for own actions and thoughts.
To improve sense of initiative through inclusion with daily life activities such as cooking, cleaning, organizing free time space in evenings, leading various sessions and workshops.

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

Number of participants: 40 participants

Participating countries: UK, Ukraine, Lithuania, Italy, Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, Belarus

Organiser: from United Kingdom, London

Training methods used & main activities

Methods used while delivering the programme:
Experiential learning through non formal and outdoor education
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching approach
Group dynamic processes, simulations and teamwork activities
Inputs from experts through non-formal education lectures and facilitated processes
Dynamic workshops and presentations
Kolb’s cycle (learning cycle)
Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflections
Learning by doing in a group setting or individual processes.

Delivery Style
“Learning by experience” – learning from experiencing different activities and putting them into practice;

“Learning to play, playing to learn” – connected with learning through games, from actions and playful environment;

“Learning through outdoor sports” – learning about sensitive topics while being outdoors, hiking and doing sports

“Learning with nature” – being aware of the environment and its stimulus to brains, mental and physical condition

Outcomes of the activity

Self- development of each individual, better critical thinking skills, being able to use coaching approach in everyday life, sense of initiative improved.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role in this project was:
- facilitation of the main activities (Ukraine and United Kingdom);
- preparation of the programme and adaptation to the needs of the group and individuals;
- delivering programme and adapting methods according to the needs of the group and individuals;
- preparation of the final report;
- leading and coaching leaders team.

I worked on this training for 18 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

Make a Change project was a two country project in which Raminta delivered well as a trainer/facilitator. She performed her tasks professionally, with wide range of methods, being on time, adaptive to the needs of participants, worked well with the team of organisers and reached defined project deliveries. I validate referrence and recommend her in this role.

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