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Window to Europe

Period: 14-24 August 2017

Location: Sovata -Outward Bound Romania Youth Center and Gurghiului Mountains

Participants: 21 orphan or disadvantaged youngsters and 4 group leaders

Participating countries: Hungary, Portugal, Croatia, Romania 

Partner organizations: -    Academy of experience

- Hrvatska skola Outward Bound (HSOB)

- Grupo de Jovens Novo Mundo

- Outward Bound Romania 

 

Financial support: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union 


Our main goal is double:

-one is to help the 20 orphan youngsters to improve their social/life skills, in this way increasing their chances with 50% to reintegrate into society as an active citizen with equal rights after leaving the foster homes.

-second one is to stimulate them to participate  in 50% more European projects, and to grow the quality of the projects by developing their English language skills (basic level-> intermediate) 

Specific objectives of the project are:

- developing the following skills and competences: self confidence and trust in each-other, responsibility, taking initiatives,  making efficient decisions, communication in English language, efficient communication, pacification and presentation

-promoting the intercultural dialog

-promoting  the active citizenship and tolerance

- involving young people in the program in an active and voluntary way

The elements of the program:  knowing each other activities, teambuilding activities, English language lessons, expedition in Gurghiului Mountains, ropes course activities, raft building, initiation

Opinions:

- For me the most relevant experience was the expedition and the communication with other youngsters, because I have developed a lot of different skills and abilities, I have practiced the English communication, and I have learnt a lot form other cultures.

- The program was at the level of my needs and expectations, I developed in teamwork and in the English communication

-I liked the program, because I succeeded to overcome my fires

- Because we had an intercultural program I developed my English language skills very easy and with passion

- I recommend this „ English Language Course” because it was full of interesting activities, it was unusual and innovative

- During the English lessons I have learnt a lot of new words, during the expedition I have became more responsible, during the ropes course activities I developed my self confidence.

 

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