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Empowering Young Disabled People to Take Action in Europe

Training Course

Wales, United Kingdom, 15-22 December 2014 (Participants from Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and UK )

This training course aims to highlight how to engage with blind and visually impaired young people and support them to get involved into regular international youth activity. We invite participants (over 18 years old) from Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and the UK.

This course aims to highlight how to engage with blind and visually impaired young people and support them to get involved into regular international youth activity. Candidates will learn:

– How to guide blind and visually impaired young people
– Make adaptions to sessions that allow for inclusion
– Find out about the range of different impairments and how this effects vision
– Develop ideas for activities with blind and visually impaired young people
– Gain a network with partners willing to make activities with blind and visually impaired young people

Building upon the successful project, which was delivered in Bosnia and Herzegovina last year, (http://bit.ly/1m9WBwN) we will deliver a number of sessions around inclusion, empathy and understanding. These sessions worked very well with sighted participants and strongly developed their sense of empathy and willingness to support blind and visually impaired young people.

During the training, we will build-up skills with participants as well as teaching about the different forms of blindness and impairments. Towards the end of the week, we will invite blind and visually impaired young people to come and enjoy and experience the facilities the centre has to offer. This will then support the participants to get some hands-on experience in guiding and adapting activities round the young people abilities.

Our partners for this project:

  • HYP Learning, Greece
  • Asociatia Babilon Travel, Romania
  • Associazione Studenti per la Citta, Italy
  • Autonomia e Descoberta, CRL, Portugal
  • The Exchangeables, Netherlands

Bala THE VENUE

The event will be held in a beautiful residential centre in Wales offering many indoor and outdoor activities, but the location is quite in a rural area. The closest airport is Manchester International Airport. We will provide group pick-up by bus from Manchester so will need your cooperation to arrive in the airport either before 12pm noon or 6pm so please find your flights accordingly. Please also include £20 (about €25) calculated from your total travel costs, which we will deduct from your travel reimbursement for the cost of return group coach per person to pick you and drop you off to the airport.

 

FINANCIAL INFO

There is no participation fee.
This project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme. The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation. Travel tickets are refundable for the participants who attend the whole program and subject to giving the organiser all the return travel tickets and boarding passes. Maximum reimbursement per participant from each country is up to as follows:

UK: €180
Romania: €275
Greece: €360
Netherlands: €180
Portugal: €275
Italy: €275

APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

Thanks for everyone who applied. We will let you know if you are selected by the 14th October 2014. If you are selected, you need to buy your ticket to Manchester within a week (and email us the eticket) to confirm your place.

Please email vi@act-global.org if you have any question about this event.

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