Sports for Values
April 30 - May 7, 2023
We are thrilled to share the incredible success story of our Sports for Values Erasmus+ youth exchange! From the 30th of April to the 7th of May, we had the honor of hosting 36 exceptional participants from Hungary, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Germany, and Poland. Together, we embarked on a transformative journey in the charming town of Szigetszentmárton, exploring the immense potential of sports for values education. Today, we invite you to join us as we reflect on the remarkable achievements, unforgettable experiences, and lasting impact of this extraordinary project.
- A Week of Accomplishments: Throughout the week, our participants achieved extraordinary milestones, surpassing all expectations. Guided by experienced trainers and facilitators, they delved deep into the world of sports, uncovering its power as a catalyst for promoting values within their communities. Together, they dedicated their time and energy to creating an impressive collection of interactive games that merged physical activity with important values.
The atmosphere was vibrant with creativity and collaboration as participants brainstormed ideas, designed game structures, and carefully infused each game with values such as teamwork, respect, fairness, and perseverance. The resulting games were not only fun and engaging but also effective tools for fostering meaningful discussions and reflections on these fundamental values.
- Beyond the Workshop: The impact of our project reached far beyond the workshop setting. With eager hearts, our participants embraced the opportunity to share their creations with the local community of Szigetszentmárton. They organized interactive sessions at the Szigetszentmárton school, where they played their innovative games with local children and youngsters. The joy and enthusiasm were palpable as the participants imparted valuable lessons on sportsmanship, healthy habits, and nutrition, while promoting an active lifestyle.
- Cultural Understanding and Cooperation: Our youth exchange program was not only about sports and health; it also fostered a deep appreciation for cultural diversity and cooperation. Throughout the week, participants worked closely in multicultural and multinational teams, collaborating with individuals from different backgrounds, languages, and perspectives. This experience enriched their understanding of diversity and nurtured essential skills in communication, empathy, and collaboration.
- A Future of Advocacy: As our participants return to their local communities, they carry with them a profound understanding of the transformative power of sports. Equipped with newfound skills and knowledge, they will become advocates for the importance of sports and values education. Through their efforts, they will inspire others to embrace an active lifestyle, promote healthy habits, and champion the values that underpin our society.
- Gratitude and Encouragement: We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our exceptional partner organizations and participants. Without their unwavering commitment, dedication, and tireless efforts, this project would not have been possible. We are immensely grateful for their contributions and the positive impact they have made.
We also encourage all our readers to explore the vast opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ program. It is through programs like these that we can continue to foster intercultural understanding, personal growth, and community development. Embrace the chance to embark on your own transformative journey, forge lifelong connections, and contribute to a brighter future.
Our Sports for Values Erasmus+ youth exchange was an extraordinary success, leaving a lasting impact on all those involved. Through sports, we discovered a powerful tool for promoting values education, embracing an active lifestyle, and nurturing cultural understanding. We are immensely proud of our participants' accomplishments and extend our deepest appreciation to everyone who contributed to this remarkable journey. As we celebrate this milestone, let us continue to champion the values that unite us, inspire others, and create positive change in our communities.
Check out the designed games by the participants on this link!
Asociación Entrejuegos - Spain
IKOS - Türkiye
Stowarzyszenie Inicjatyw Regionalnych (SIR) - Poland
Clubul Sportiv - Romania
Jugend, Bildung und Kultur EV (Jubuk) - Germany