Interim project Elektra – Training for the newcomers in the Guardianship Network for Unaccompanied Minors

TOPIC & CONTENT
The recent refugee flux that Greece has been receiving has created increasing needs in social scientists to work in the field. In many cases, the demand is greater than the supply, which practically means that not all social scientists who get a relevant job have already expertise and experience in the field. This creates the need to train the newcomers. Especially in the Guardianship Network for Unaccompanied Minors where I work, since the concept of guardianship is itself new in Greece, the need for training becomes even more important and critical. In this framework, I would like to participate in my NGO’s training for newcomers by contributing material, non-formal education methods as well as facilitation.

PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH & METHOD
I will be a member in the team that designs the training content and schedule. The training will necessarily involve some more “formal” educational parts, as the newcomers need to receive information and knowledge about the relevant laws, legal procedures etc. Apart from that, the general idea will lie greatly on non-formal education methods, such as role-plays, case studies, experiential games and exercises, art projects etc.

PEDAGOGICAL GOALS
The goal is to not only give the newcomers dry knowledge about the work they are going to be involved in, but also experientially raise their awareness on issues they are going to face, such as diversity, conflict, interculturality, etc.

TARGET GROUP(S)
The target group will be around 40 people that are going to be trained as potential new members of the guardianship network.

EVALUATION (HOW TO DO IT?)
After the training is completed, the participants will receive an anonymous evaluation form.

TIMETABLE AND MILESTONES
May – June : Team meetings to discuss and finalize the training schedule and content.
June 21st – 28th : Training
July : Evaluation

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