Erasmus+ youth exchange – Make a Change #2 – United Kingdom
Have you experienced moments that look as from the book “Alice in Wonderland” when Alice asked the Cat: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”. As Alice did not have specific goal, cat responded that then it doesn’t matter which way she would go. As her goal was just to get somewhere, the Cat added: “Oh, you’re sure to do that, if you only walk long enough.”
If we look from coaching perspective, Tim Gallwey, tennis coach who applied the principle of coaching in 70’s, summarizes this approach as “awareness of where you are now is not enough to bring about the change; you have to know where you want to get to”. He understood the importance and advantage of enabling people to learn about themselves and noticed that youngsters performed better when they were taught how to learn rather than how to hit a ball.
Therefore, we take described approach as a basis in order to initiate the project “Make a Change”. The name of the project is related to Michael Jackson song that encouraged millions of people and now it will encourage this group: “If you want to make the world a better place/ Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”
- Understand what the stereotype is and overcome it with critical thinking.
- Raise awareness about the discrimination, tackling the issue of IDP’s and refugees, understand its roots.
- Become culturally competent and understand the components of diversity.
- Understand coaching approach, be able to use it in the daily life to enhance critical thinking skills and take control for own actions and thoughts.
- To improve sense of initiative through inclusion with daily life activities such as cooking, cleaning, organizing free time space in evenings, leading various sessions and workshops.