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The training activity took place
in Latvia, the Baltic sea and on coast of Latvia & Estonia
organised by Sail Training Association Latvia
10 – 19 June 2016

Aims & objectives

The objectives of the training are:
=> to learn how to combine practical sailing experience with non-formal education, experiential and adventures education and use it in youth work;
=> to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are needed to sail safely in a team and support others aboard;
=> to learn how to design and implement both the learning program and logistics for youth projects with sailing activities;
=> to learn, adjust and create non-formal education methods for youth sailing projects;
=> to discover sailing as personal development tool for themselves and working with youth;
=> to map sailing opportunities for youth in partner countries;
=> to collect the existing experiences and develop the guidelines for youth workers, leaders and sailors on how to organize local and international sailing youth projects.

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

Participants were 20 youth workers from 7 countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Croatia and Estonia.
Team: 2 skippers from Latvia and Lithuania and 2 trainers from Latvia.

Training methods used & main activities

Team building and getting to know each other activities, practical tasks and group discussions for the discovery of 8 life-learning competences, learning diaries and learning-buddies, group dynamics in theory and practice, learning by doing approach while practicing sailing as a method in youth work and tool for personal development; experiential and adventurous education in theory and practice; local workshop practice in groups - planning, implementation and evaluation.

Outcomes of the activity

The youth workers gained practical sailing skills and the methods of how to apply sailing as a tool in youth work. They also developed international network for local and international future collaborations.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The developer of the training program, one of the trainers and coordinator of the project.

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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