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"Play for Human Rights!" Campaign. Spain impact

The training activity took place
in Madrid, Spain
organised by Dragones de LavapiƩs
21-27 October 2019

Aims & objectives

The "Play for Human Rights!" Campaign. Spain impact
project aims to train young sports workers to use human rights education (HRE) in complex with grassroots sports activities for resolving youth problems.
- To provide educational and mentors support for grassroots sport & HRE Youth Coaches;
- To develop awareness and basic competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of participants in human rights education, peacebuilding, intercultural learning and dialogue;
- To enable participants to share personal successful sport & social practices and learning strategies in a positive and safe atmosphere of living and learning together;
- To increase project management skills of participants;
- To motivate and support participants in their role as multipliers and peer leaders in peacebuilding activities using grassroots sport & HRE with young people, encouraging them to implement follow up initiatives;
- To develop an international network of grassroots sport & HRE Youth Coaches using ICT;
- To develop Video tutorials with solutions for organizing public festivals of grassroots sport & HRE;
- To revise and strengthen the professional profile of the teaching professions;
- To promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.

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

23 youth/social/sport workers, coaches, trainers, facilitators, youth leaders and educators from Albania, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

Training methods used & main activities

The programme was based on non-formal education and informal methods, such as exercises from the Council of Europe manuals (Compass, Have your say, Bookmarks, etc.), working in groups, creative presentations, group discussions, study visits, learning by doing, debriefing, project management, reflection, etc

Outcomes of the activity

23 well trained young coaches, who become multipliers and peer leaders in peacebuilding activities in their local communities.
Organization of 'Play for Human Rights!' Festival for about 40 local children from Madrid

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was fully involved as a co-trainer in this activity. Together with my colleague Vitalii Volodchenko we developed the program, methodology and facilitated the sessions during the training course

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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