Aim of the project
Developmening the youth worker’s competances for empowerment of youth with fewer opportunities through ECO-friendly entreprenuership education and social inclusion based on group sewing.
Aim of the training
Developing the methods for group sewing workshops as a tool for social inclusion and youth empowerment.
Objectives of the training
-development of methods and tools for social inclusion through sewing group activities
-development of sewing competances of participants (knolwedge how to sew, develpemnt of sewing skills and development of attitudes torward sewing craft)
-promotion of sewing the used clothes and textiles as upcycling method for creation new useful items for daily life
-developing diverse ideas, sketches and final products based on sewing and upcycling
-foster networking between youth workers from different countries
-development of participants competances, supporting their personal and professional development
-promote intercultural learning among participants
First part of hte training is dedicated to learn about social inclusion, sewing, using different stiches for different materials and learning how to make the sewing projects from old materials and clothes.
Second part of the training would dedicated to developing ideas and creating the final products which would be sewed by participants in groups.
Daily there would be at least 6 hours of workshops and time for reflection. (everyday we will start workshops at 9:30 and finish around 19 oclock, with 2 coffee breaks and lunch break).
- communicative level of English
- age limit minimum 18 years old
- active youth workers, leaders daily working with youth
motivation to experience NFE methodology
- motivation to take active part in all workshops during the activity
- willing to promote the project during all phases via social media
- willing to prepare necessary materials about youth work in their community before the project and make the follow up activities
During the training participants will take part in the workshops based on non-formal educational approach, experiential learning and learning how to sew on the sewing machines.
The training course will take place in Biały Dunajec the small town in the Tatra mountains, near Zakopane (the winter capitol of Poland). Participants will stay in 2-bed rooms with bathrooms. All activities will take place in the workshops room in the same building. In the venue would be canteen which will provide the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and coffee breaks. In the venue is sauna and jacuzzi which could be used during some evenings.
All together we will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.
By taking part in this project you are confirming that you are going to be active in all phases of the project:
-Preparation before the training course,
-Taking part in all workshops during the training curse,
-Preparation and organizing the workshops about non-formal methods together with your national team after the training
-Promotion of the project on social media before and after the training
-Accomplish all tasks connected with dissemination of the project and its results
Participants selected by our partners organisations (see ‚partners’ site) are asked to get ready for the activities with the partnesr (logistics for travel, follow up activities, preparation for the international trainings).
Follow up activities
The dissemination of the project is one of our priorities. After the project participants are obligated to make follow up activities till the 20th of December. What requires preparation for those activities before the training.
Follow up activities:
Organize 2 workshops in your local community about sewing from upcyclem materials (one in school another in youth organisation).
Write the article about the training and participants reflection in english and national language (one per country).
Promoting the project on the Social media (Facebook and Instagram)
Promoting the results of the project
Write personal diary about their learning journey.
What to bring
As we are going to sew all the week from old materials and clothes we would ask you to take as much as possible various old clothes, textiles from home or other materials which are not going to be used any more. We recoemnd to make small collection among your friends and in the community to gather more materials - which later could be used during the follow up activities.
The most useful clothes would be shirts, trousers, skirts, t-shirs from cotton, viscose, bamboo, Tencel, jeans or another strong/think materials.
What more is interesting to take with you
- positive attitude
- clear mind without stress of doing some work/home task during the TC
- european insurance card,
- comfortable clothes and shoes for the workshops which will take place mainly indoor,
- cosmetics, soap, towel, suit for sauna (if you like to use it)
- traditional food, drinks and souvenirs for intercultural evenings
We recommend to find direct flights to reduce the CO2 emmision.
Participants should arrive to Kraków meeting point (in front of the old building of the train station) before 18:00 oclock on 15th of Novermber. At 18:00 there would be shuttle bus which will take all participants to the venue.
Particiapants will arrive to Kraków with shuttle bus from our venue on 22nd around 11:00 oclock, We recomend to look for connections after 12 oclock back to your countries (the flights from Kraków should be earliest at 13 oclock.
The closests airports to Kraków are in Kraków, Katowice, Warszawa. From those
cities you can take the train to Kraków (check out the schedule at: http://rozkladpkp.
The reimbursement of travel costs would be managed by sending organisation after accomplishing all of the follow up activities.
People arriving to Poland from Schengen zone, EU members or Turkey need to be vaccinated (14 days after the second dose) or need to have negative results from the test against the Covid-19 (made not earlier than 48 hours before arriving to Poland) translated to English or Polish.
You can also make the antigen or PCR test after arrival to Poland (at the airport) to avoid the quarantine.
Rules of entering Poland:
Please check if your insurance cover the expences for the tests.
Please check with your sending organisation if the costs for Covid tests could be reimbursed.
Please check the condition for traveling back to your country from Poland.
We can not cover your expences related to the quarantine in Poland in case you got positive results.
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