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Training Course: Volunteers Without Borders

The training activity took place
in Kobuleti, Georgia
organised by International Youth Association "QUANT"
21.09.2013 - 29.09.2013

Aims & objectives

- To deepen the knowledge of intercultural and non-formal learning
- To explore the values of and attitudes towards non-formal intercultural learning as achieved through cross-border volunteering
- To develop skills in project planning and facilitation skills during development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination while making an action plan for a visible volunteering projects.
- To increase self esteem in interpersonal communication and information sharing with the
local community and press

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

The target group is representatives of youth organizations (youth leaders, youth workers, trainers, multipliers) that focus on intercultural education through youth work. 28 participants coming from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and Georgia.

Training methods used & main activities

The activities were implemented with the support of non-formal education methods and tools (games and exercises, group presentations, workshops, debates, role plays, forum theatre, open space, open café, outdoor activities, team building).

Outcomes of the activity

In order to reach the project’s objectives we implemented several activities (training sessions, intercultural evening and intercultural programs) that guided the participants through the process of getting specific competences.
These enabled them to create their own self-development process and also to support other youngsters that are facing difficult economic and social exclusion situations to start a self and social development process, in order to overcome them.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as a full time trainer. My tasks were focused on designing the program and leading sessions. I was facilitating the group process, daily workshops and group works. Besides, I was responsible for the content of the Training Course and main thematic sessions.

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

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