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WEEELABS

 

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The main objective of the WEEELABS project is the creation of a strategic partnership between organizations with experience in the social field, for working and learning together exploring new opportunities for employability of youth in a situation or at serious risk of exclusion, through:

● the development of a non-formal education methodology adapted from technological innovation contexts (FabLab – Fabrication Laboratories) and based on the principle of “learning by doing” to provide these youngsters with socio-occupational / pre-employment skills.

● the analysis of the reuse of electrical waste and electronic equipment as a niche for generating social enterprises or social intra-entrepreneurial initiatives in organizations committed to finding solutions to difficulties of youth at risk of social exclusion.

Therefore the targeted group is formed by the following profile: young people with diverse circumstances that share specific elements of their territory and local context, such as expectations and difficulties in integrating into the social and productive system, but with common educational and integration needs. To facilitate their social integration and incorporation in the labour market, the project partners have identified the recovery and recycling of electrical waste and electronic equipment (WEEEs) as an opportunity for the labour incorporation and social integration of these young people, in line with the European Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

This is an opportunity of employability that could be realized with the creation of new social enterprises or / and intra-entrepreneurial projects in organizations. In this sense, WEEELABS will explore a new way of non-formal education processes, tailored and specifically oriented at our targeted group of young people in situation or at serious risk of exclusion, both to serve as specific training in handling, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment -not yet reflected in formal education system- and the development of core basic skills (spoken language, reading comprehension and calculation) and transversal skills (problem solving, teamwork, organization of work, creative thinking and follow-up instructions …).

That new way is the validation of the WeeeLabs as an adapted FabLab model.

These Fabrication Laboratories were promoted by the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) as workshops / learning communities in digital design and manufacturing scale for personal or local use (usually with 3D printing technologies, precision laser cutters and moulding and milling tools).

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GNRD Foundation Project

GNRD Foundation Project

 

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Mine Vaganti NGO works with the Norwegian Foundation The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD)

On July, tuesday 28th, MVNGO will implemented the project granted by the Foundation, “I Have The Right to Play”.

The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) is an international non-governmental organization established in June 2008 with the aim to enhance and support both human rights and development by adopting new strategies and policies for real and lasting change.

GNRD has established the project “I Have a Right to Play” (GNRD-RTP) to utilize the powerful tool of sport as a human right instrument. With this project GNRD aims to shed a light on children’s unequal rights to play in a safe environment and focuses on supporting the most vulnerable groups of children worldwide, by advocating and raising public awareness about their poor social and economic conditions.

One of the first projects of Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) in Italy was implemented in the second largest city of Sardinia Sassari in cooperation with Mine Vaganti NGO.

Event with a name “I Have a Right to Play“ took place in Centro Giovani Santa Caterina, which was open for kids and youngsters from the city with fewer opportunities and economicaly poorer conditions in order to support their interests and increase their capacity to effectively participate in society.

One of the main goal of the GNARD is to promote human rights through sport.

During the event participants had a chance to play football for their rights. Every one of the participants had their own role and condition which allowed or do not allowed him to play the game for a short time. This role acting help them to imagine, what kind of barriers would not allow them to play the game in their lives if they suffer from one of the conditions.

Most of the kids and youngsters who regularly visited Centro Giovani Santa Caterina did not have access to many sport facilities. They are in the age of developing the relevant skills which could be determining their future career. Because of that critical point of their age every event which support them being active and to be aware of their rights is beneficial for them.

The young participants, aged between 10-17 years, took part in fun activities under the slogan “Let’s Win our Rights” in the company of local officials and teachers.

Except of the skills usually gaining through the game as teamwork, respect, self-confidence, fairplay and solidarity, participants additionaly expanded the horizonts of their rights.

During the event supported by GNARD, they could enjoy the game in the center of the Sassari with the support of the audience , proffesionals and after the briefing and discussion awards and gratulations.

Roberto Solinas, President of MVNGO on behalf of the cooperating team and participants is thankful GNARD for creating and supporting event „I Have a Right to Play“ for the young generation of Sassari.

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Grundtvig In-Service Training “Environmental Education on Amazonia in French Guiana”

Environmental Education on Amazonia in French Guiana

The TC was organized in Cayenne (French Guiana) between 5 and 9 August 2013, with the participation of staff members from Mine Vaganti NGO. The hosting organization was the local NGO ICOFOR.

The specific objectives of TC were:

– Assisting the development of innovative practices in adult education  and the transfer of knowledge about how to teach uncoventional methods;

– Acquire experience, “Learn by Doing” and gain knowledge about the Amazonian Forest;

– Live eco-education;

Personal and social development.

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Grundtvig Study Visit at Spolint Think Tank, Slovenia

Study Visit at Spolint Think Thank

The study visit took place betweeen 11 and 17 June 2013 in the facilities of the Slovenia-based international think-thank Spolint, in the city of Liubljana.

Purposes of the visit were:

– Developing knowledge of the dynamics of Spolint, moments of discussion and observation of all operating units (fundraising, communication, european project management, local projects and pool of Tainers).

– Meeting with institutional partners (such as the Mayor of Bresovica) and visit to structures and facilities that could accommodate training courses in the future;

Discussion and analysis of the role of sport as an agent of social inclusion for people with fewer opportunities, in particular in relation to the disabled bodies.

Exchange and sharing of skills and methods (Spolint projects such as Sportikus and Asthma).

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Grundtvig Preparatory Visit at Kean NGO, Greece

Grundtvig Preparatory Visit at Kean NGO, Greece

Place of the Visit:-Ilion Athens (Greece)

Dates: August 20-25, 2012

Host Organization: Kean

Purpose: The preparatory visit has allowed us to develop the basis for a future collaboration with the host association.

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