Starting January 14th DUNK is hosting Youth-leaders & experts from Germany, Zambia, SouthAfrica & Ghana. The event allows the NEXT STEP towards a sustainable transcontinental partnership and best practices shared among organizations.
ADMISSIONS AVAILABLE for Youth-leaders & peer educators of ages 18-25 years. Email email@example.com or visit
The project is meant to be the next step towards a sustainable transcontinental partnership and knowledge transfer between the four partners. Through the two-year cooperation new ideas, varied points of views and different experiences will enrich the capability of the social workers in dealing with young adolescents and supporting them in establishing sustainable perspectives for their own future, personal and professional.
Overall objective is to provide and share tested and successful sport based concepts for every participant of the project. Participants of the project will be 24 young leaders, 6 from each organization, and 8 full time employees, two of each organisation.
Against this background the partnership pursues the following specific objectives:
1. To exchange and share good practice for non-formal education assisting disadvantaged youth in the acquisition of key competencies
2. To improve active participation, social inclusion and equal opportunities of the target group by enhancing their communication, social and civic competencies
3. To show good-practice models on how to impart key competencies relevant for the employability of the target group
4. To increase participation of marginalised/disadvantaged youth in lifelong learning by providing attractive programmes that meet their specific social, emotional, cultural and intellectual needs
5. To stimulate a spirit of initiative, fairness, collective thing and fair play within the target group contributing to non-violence, solidarity and mutual respect
6. To improve the professional level of trainers educators working with the target group through transnational encounters and professional exchanges with colleagues from partner countries
7. To improve quality and impact of education programmes with disadvantaged participants through transnational cooperation and future joint programmes
To achieve these objectives the project focuses on strengthening the pedagogues’ capability in dealing with the described target group. During 4 Transnational Workshops (TWSs) the project partners share and exchange their specific approaches and concepts for the target group, including their own methodology and didactics.
The TWSs will be hosted each time by another partner in order to provide authentic insights into the daily work of the partner allowing to fully understand it´s methodology and didactics. Every partner commits itself to provide best planned and prepared workshops for the consortium.
The change to a previous situation will be multi-dimensional. On one side the personal development of participating youth workers will enrich their variety of methods in dealing with socially underprivileged youth. On the other side the participating youth are supposed to be role models in their communities and through their intercultural and working experiences during the two-year project work as representatives of local youth. This project can contribute to a better understanding of social workers what socially underprivileged youth need and how they can be approached in a professional but also youth-oriented way. We hope that this project can help all participants to bridge the gap between youth workers and adolescents and achieve a harmonic working atmosphere between them.