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Street Sports for All
Methodologies for Sports Volunteers to Practice During COVID-19; Coordinated by VšĮ "Integracijos centras"

“Language of sports is understood by all”

We aim to create a programme for sports volunteers to be able to safely work with the communities during COVID-19 pandemic.


HOW WE TAKE THE ROAD?

In society, especially in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic, there is a growing trend of increasing social exclusion, which is causing and exacerbating problems such as: unemployment, poor health, poverty, intolerance, and declining opportunities for self-realization. This leads to ever-increasing tensions and conflicts between different sections of society. This gave rise to the project “Street Sport for All”, which aims to address the declining opportunities and lack of self-realization among disadvantaged, socially excluded young people through street sport. The following qualitative and quantitative results are planned during the project: 20 athletes from social exclusion Families who will organize, coordinate and, together with physical activity specialists, conduct regular 75-minute trainings (2 times / week) in public areas of Kaunas, in different remote districts, where young people have fewer opportunities and experience social exclusion. Sports activities will involve at least 100 young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds or families (aged 8-29), of whom at least 50% will be women. active and inclusive co building societies and societies.

The project aims to increase participation in sport, strengthen social inclusion and promote the voluntary activities of marginalized, socially excluded youth in Lithuania. The aim is to develop new methods of street sports that can be applied to other organizations working in the field of ‘sport for all’ or youth. It also aims to address the declining opportunities and lack of self-fulfillment among disadvantaged, socially excluded young people through street sports.

Thus, the project’s deliverables are:
Methodology

Development of a methodology for organizing volunteering in the context of COVID-19.

E-Course

An e-learning course where sports workers can gain the necessary skills for facilitating social inclusion and equal opportunities through sports.

Online Platform

Easy to access online platform with all the materials created during project and tool to plan practices

Topics include:
– Involvement of different sections of society; Critical and creative thinking; Reflective decision making; Stress management; Community development; The importance of applying non-formal education methods in sport; Communication and conflict management, non-verbal communication; Organization of safe sports activities and events; Pedagogy and motivation; Psychology of volunteers and participants, key aspects of COVID-19

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