As the summer matures, and so does the MoPYL team, the work of the Erasmus + project “Mobil Program for Youth Learners” is as vibrant and creative as the processes in nature. On June 14, meeting online, the project partners from Latvia, Romania and Spain discussed the current state of project implementation.
The project develops a mobile (can be used in different ways and areas) non-formal education program for 13 – 15 year olds to improve their leadership skills. The development of curricula for the program is ongoing. The Latvian side in the development of lesson plans is based on the Christian values or the fruits of the Holy Spirit, “but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, temperance” (Galatians 5:22). The importance and role of these values is important not only in the Christian world, but even more so in the formation of a young person’s personality. The Scout Society of Romania, on the other hand, develops curricula in a targeted way to develop adolescents’ sense of leadership, responsibility, motivation and belonging.
St. Gabriel’s School (Spain), with the help of sociological research expert, conducted a thorough, evidence-based study in all project countries – Latvia, Spain and Romania – looking at young people’s views and values on their values, abilities, relationships and role in society. Identifying the values, needs and aspirations of young people will not only make the project program more targeted, but will help organizations working with young people across Europe, as the results of the study will be freely available in English.
The mobile program will support teachers, trainers, specialists in working with young people in Latvia and Europe. It will be able to be used and adapted in both formal and non-formal education for young people in different sectors, including religion, culture and education. The curriculum will be freely available in the digital environment in Latvian, Spanish, Romanian and English.
The project is co-funded by the European Union. The project is implemented in the Erasmus + program in cooperation with the Agency for International Programs for Youth.
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