Stand Up Together!
The Project STAND UP TOGETHER! was coordinated by the Social Policy and Action Organization, in Cyprus, under the framework of its educational programme Chance2Learning and was funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. In the project, 13 voluntary organizations from 11 EU countries, participated as partners. The project in general aimed to empower volunteers and staff working for youth organizations supporting children and young people with fewer opportunities, originating from vulnerable and/or poor families. Specifically, the project’s aims were a) to strengthen, improve and develop the skills, abilities and competencies of NGO volunteers/staff on a personal level and b) to provide training on new innovative non-formal educational tools and methods, which could be adopted and included in their daily work, to increase the standards of services provided and achieve quality of effectiveness and impact.
The Toolkit “STAND UP TOGETHER: Support to Young People with Fewer Opportunities” represents a resource booklet, which has been developed and published, as one of the end results of the project STAND UP TOGETHER!, funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.
The Toolkit includes suggested non-formal educational methods and tools, used in youth work, practically developed and implemented during the Training Course. All methods and tools can be adopted and utilized by Youth Organizations supporting children or young people with fewer opportunities to a) empower and support their staff and volunteers on a personal level b) enhance skills, abilities and competences and c) include in programmes supporting children and young people with fewer opportunities. Some methods and tools were inspired by the work of other professionals in the youth field, which have been proven effective, and are been acknowledged at the end of the Toolkit.