Last year, it seemed like a dream, but eventually it became true. The largest transnational project idea of BAIS got funded by the European Union. In February, 2022 BAIS and its partners kicked the Play for Sustainable Environment #P4SE project off with a meeting in Budapest accompanied by the involvement of 5 other countries: Slovakia, UK, Kenya, Philippines and Peru.
The „Play for Sustainable Environment" project idea came from the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is an urgent call for action against poverty, inequality and climate change.
The aim of the P4SE project is to raise awareness of the importance of using sport as a tool for promoting environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Within the framework of the project, we are trying to up-skill youth sport coaches, youth workers, NGO staff in order to increase their knowledge, skills, and competencies, so they can become role models in promoting environmental education through games and sports-based education. More than ever, we need to focus on tackling environmental issues for which we should use all resources in our hands.
Between the 15th and the 21st of May, the countries involved in the project traveled to Peru with 5 participants/country in order to be part of a training course, which lasted for 5 days. The main objective of this initiative was to exchange good practices among us, develop sport-based learning activities, and also to equip the participants with all the necessary competences that empowers them to to bring out the potential of the youngsters they work with and learn how to use sport and physical activity as tools for environmental education.
Besides having so much fun with full of brainstorming, we also managed to clean the seashore and play environmental and sport-based games with the local kids!
After the meeting in Lima, some of the participants had a chance to be part of a job shadowing in Kenya, Africa. In the next blog piece, we will share the experiences of the last meeting!
The participating countries:
· Resource Hub for Development, RHD - Kenya
· Brigada de Voluntarios Bolivarianos del Peru (BVBP) - Peru
· Youth Innovation - UK
· ADEL - Slovakia
· BTG - the Philippines
Find out more about our Erasmus+ projects here.
Budapest, 2022.06. 28.
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