Fundacja Instytut Równowagi Społeczno-Ekonomicznej (IRSE)
German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted
It's a trans-continental partnership with 4 partners, Disabled People's Organizations from outside of Europe: 1) Jyothirgamaya India (www.jyothirgamayaindia.org) 2) Always Reading Caravan Thailand (www.alwaysreadingcaravan.org) 3) Thumbs Up Uganda (www.thumbsupuganda.org) 4) Bats in Action Brazil (www.batsinaction.org)
An immigrant from Middle East/Africa, a Roma person, a person with disability - are alll citizens of Europe who are often struggling to be included in our society. Too litlle is done to empower activists coming from those marginalized communities themselves! Our project will create an inclusive, intercultural tool which will empower individuals and organizations from those communities to "be the change they want to see in the world".
Gdansk (Poland), Liege (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), Phrao (Thailand), Trivandrum (India), Kampala (Uganda), Ubajara (Brazil)
Small European NGOs run by and for youth with fewer opportunities (especially with disability) find it difficuilt to build capacity of their organizations. They often work in silos, not being able to solve challenges, which they could address through peer support and networking. They also lack access to good practices from countries from outside of Europe.
The project aims to build an inclusive and transcontinental capacity building model which will foster intercultural understanding. It will strengthen the capacity of grass root youth organizations working with youths with fewer opportunities (disability) especially in the areas of fundraising, communications, human resources, curriculum development and advocacy.
The “Strength through Solidarity” project plans to build the capacity of 8 youth organizations (4 from Europe and 4 from the Global South) through a series of inclusive mobility initiatives (training of trainers, job shadowing and extensive evaluation) aimed to develop experiential and non-formal learning methods of work with marginalized youth (particularly of youth workers with disability themselves). Project partners will collaboratively prepare a capacity building programme (including online and offline trainings) which will be passed on to other youth workers in their countries to increase their organizations social impact and visibility.
Non-governmental organizations working for, but especially those run by youth with disability (and other marginalized groups), find it very difficuilt to implement their plans for social change and communicate them to the mainstream public.
Targeting youth workers with fewer opportunities (disability) themselves will maximize the empathy with the target group and the degree of human centred design practice of the solution. Facilitators and youth workers from partner organizations will work collaboratively to implement the project: co-design the training programme (mobility of youth worker schemes), online trainings, peer-learning web portal and communication software/mediums.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
ICT costs 6.900, Intellectual Outputs and dissemination 37.610, Travel Costs 50.445, Board & Lodging 45.808, Special needs and exceptional costs 14.640, Admin/Accounting 3.115
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