This is a reference for Vitalii Volodchenko

Play for Human Rights!

The training activity took place
in Bacoli, Italy
organised by Sfera66
14-22 May 2018
Reference person

Fabio Capuano

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Aims & objectives

Aim - to create a sustainable conditions for social inclusion problems resolving and level of social reconciliation increasing, relying on training and mentors support for grassroots sport & HRE young coaches.

To provide educational and mentors support for grassroots sport & HRE young coaches;
To develop awareness and basic competences (knowledge, skills and attitude) of participants in human rights education, peacebuilding, intercultural learning and dialogue;
To enable participants to share personal successful sport & social practices and coping 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 launch an international network of grassroots sport & HRE young coaches;
To develop a collection of exercises & tips that includes social and sports games with solutions, for 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

27 representatives of the youth or social sports workers, athletes, physical education teachers or active citizens who already use grassroots sport in their voluntary work become true carriers of the peacebuilding potential in their communities in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Ukraine, Serbia.

Training methods used & main activities

Participants will implement projects in their communities to multiply achieved experience about using interdisciplinary approach (grassroots sport & HRE) with other sport workers, including the organization of public “Play for Human Rights!” festivals for broad layers of youth in order to resolve local context problems. During all duration of the project, participants will be supported by mentors from the trainer's team via electronic means of communication. Also, they would find solutions, share their experience and disassemble difficult issues with their colleagues in launched international network of grassroots sport & HRE young coaches.

Outcomes of the activity

27 well trained young coaches from 8 different countries, who become multipliers and peer leaders in peacebuilding activities in their local communities.

Organization of 'Play for Human Rights!' Festival for about 120 children from different regions of Italy during beach basketball championship in Monte di Procida.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was fully involved in development and facilitation of the training course, as a full-time trainer together with my colleague.

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

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