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Reference Number : NL-2012-291-001
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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Your Power our Power, empowerment as means to promote active citizenship and inclusive societies
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRUNDTVIG GRANT (ADULT EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
CONFERENCE OR SEMINAR
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 07-NLD02-GR04-00056-1
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Active citizenship
Combating failure in education
Fight against school failure & link school and work
Gender training
Inclusive approaches
Intercultural education
Specific target groups: Roma, travellers, occupational travellers & migrants
Other general courses empowerment and diversity education
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Second chance or remedial education
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Centres for guidance, councelling or accreditation
Other sectors of adult education
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation
Non-teaching administrative staff
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
Other, namely: adult educators and volunteers of NGO's
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
RADAR
Grotekerkplein 5
3011 GC -
Rotterdam
Netherlands
www.radar.nl
 
T.H. Ong
+31-010-4113911
+31-010-4128433
th.ong@radar.nl
C. Lepelaars
+31-010-4113911
+31-010-4128433
c.lepelaars@radar.nl
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Fill in a pre-departure questionaire regarding their expectations of the course, in order to enable our trainers to plan the appropriate content.
The participants have tor read as preparation some literature related to subject of empowerment & discrimination.
1. To promote knowledge, critical awareness and skills that empowers people individually and socially.
2. To increase knowledge and understanding of the concepts of empowerment and Ubuntu.
3. To critically discuss the principles of adult popular education.
4. To enable participants to recognize manifestations of discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping.
5. To develop strategies for action towards social change and transformation.
6. To promote empowerment activities/networking throughout Europe.
The training will be interactive and participatory.
The training is based on two training methods. The first is the ‘RADAR Powerschool’, an empowerment training for young people developed by RADAR from the Netherlands. RADAR is a NGO for equal treatment and antidiscrimination. This training method originated in the Grundvigt project ‘Learn to Empower’ (07-NLD02-GR04-00056-1). The second one is the training 'PHARE' (Peace, Human rights and Anti-racism Education) developed by the Umtapo Centre from South Africa. RADAR is a NGO that promotes equality and aims for an inclusive society that offers equal opportunities of all. The Umtapo Centre (Durban, South Africa) is a non-profit development organization whose mission is to engage in education, training, community mobilization, and networking in order to empower people, particularly youth, to take control of their own lives in the struggle for sustainable development, peace, and human rights.
An important goal of the training is get more knowledge and training skills to empower people. Empowerment is to give marginalized people new opportunities. Instead of focusing on the shortcomings of people an empowerment training focuses on the power of people. Empowerment is a process by which people or groups learn to have more influence on events and situations that are important to them. Empowerment focuses on three key elements:
• To (re) gain control
• To promote critical awareness
• To encourage participation
It also includes actively thwarting attempts to deny opportunities. Empowerment also includes encouraging, and developing the skills. This process can be difficult to start and to implement effectively, but there are many examples of empowerment projects which have succeeded.
during the training several excercises will be used, some are inspired by methods developed in South Africa, others are inspired by the methods of the Theatre of the Oppressed (Brasil).
The follow up will consist of:
• An evaluation of the training. This will be done by using questionnaires.
• The participants will stimulated to organize their own empowerment trainings and projects.
• The participants will be encouraged to build together with RADAR to build a network of empowerment and antidiscrimination in Europe un order to continue exchange of ideas and support.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Program

Day 1 (half day)
• Introductions
• Getting to know each other
• Principles of adult popular education

Day 2
• Identity: who are you and where you coming from?
• The concept of empowerment

Day 3
• The world we living in
• Examing issues of discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping

Day 4
• Ubuntu: the power of interconnectedness and the quest for true humanity
• Examples from South Africa and the Netherlands

Day 5
• Developing strategies for social action

Day 6 (half day)
• Action planning
• Evaluation
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Participant will get after the training a certificate of attendance.
 
Participant will get after the training a certificate of attendance.
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