Project place: Brežice, Slovenia
Project dates: 24 – 31 October, 2022
Deadline for applying: 10.9.2022
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The training course “Lifelong playing”is organized by Cirkus La bulle/ Association CIK in Brežice, Slovenia during the period od 24.10- 31.10.2022, including 25 participants and 3 team members from 11 countries ( Slovenia, Czech, Finland, Latvia. North Macedonia, Romania, Belgium, Italy, Cyprus. Portugal, Poland).The main goal of training course is to present participants with different types of games which they can use as a tool in their youth work.
We have been playing since we were children. Through the play we get to know ourselves, the world around us and we learn. Therefore, play is one of the basic forms of education and relazation, and at the same time it can serve as an effective pedagogical tool. Social games include those games that, instead of competition, focus on social relations between people and raise the self-awareness and social sensibility through the element of conversation about what happened to the participants during the game.
The main goal of our project is to teach the participants various social games (games for getting to know each other, games for trust, cooperative games…) and to show them how to use them in the context of non-formal education and youth work. TC is created so the participants are actively involved in exploring, playing and discussing about them as well as methods used. It is expected from the participants to be willing to participate and be curious about exploring all about games as tools for learning. The program will be mostly held indoor, in some parts we will also use outdoor spaces.
At the end of the training course, the participants will be equipped with knowledge how to choose, prepare and implement social games with groups. After the project, their task will be to lead at least one workshop including social games for youngsters in their country.
The project is targeting youth workers, trainers, coordinators and facilitators from all fields of non-formal education who are motivated to learn about social games as a tool of inclusion in youth work.
- All participants HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD and HAVE RESIDENCY IN THE SENDING COUNTRY.
- There should be a gender balance; half of the participants should be male and half female
- All participants should speak and understand English
- Participants should already be involved in youth work or be motivated to get involved with it
- Participants should be willing to share their knowledge with their colleagues once they return home
- Participants should be interested in making follow-up international project
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 EUR.
Participation fee: NONE!
Sending fee: 500 MKD !