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"Count Me in: Volunteering for Active Inclusion" is a training course specifically designed for youth workers and leaders in order to gain skills and tools to work with youth with light and moderate mental disabilities. The general aim of the course is to empower the role of youth associations in the involvement of such disadvantaged youth in the social life, working to make them be active part of our society. The venue of the training will be Radlje ob Dravi, in Slovenia. The idea behind the course is to be able to furnish youth workers, leaders and activists taking part in it, skills to be able to volunteer with the target group of youngsters with light and moderate mental disabilities, enhancing their spirit of voluntarism, and becoming able to engage them in different actions in an active way.
In the 7 days of the course, the 24 youth workers coming from Programme Countries and Neighbouring Partner Countries, giving to the project a broader scope and a variety of points of views and working styles, will share their best practices, difficulties and obstacles, tips and ideas. The concepts of inclusion of youth with mental disabilities, active participation, volunteering, will be discussed in the training course, taking care about what can be done at local and international level to facilitate the improvement of the dialogue between youth, regardless their differences, rather appreciating them instead of condemning them. The course will be based on non formal education, using methods such as group discussions, round tables, presentations, roleplays and different activities stimulating creativity and active participation.
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