second learning mobility: welcome to our polish volunteers!

Today we want to welcome Weronika, Simon, Jowita and Ania, who travelled last Monday from Poland to Malaga to carry out the second mobility of the project “Sport for Change” and this morning they have received their training on arrival in our association.

For a month they will be collaborating as volunteers in different sport activities both in our organisation and in other organisations in Malaga. In this way, they will be able to develop their personal and professional skills.

Arek, representative of the Polish partner organisation Mosir Rybnik , also travelled from Poland, who is finishing his learning and training period that started last year with an online training course.

Lets use what we learned! Second phase of local activities

As part of the second phase of local activities, every partner is validating the acquired competences as trainers during the OTC by carrying out a training event with sports volunteers. Due to differing COVID-19 restrictions in every partner country, some partners are opting for an online training format with the volunteers, and others for an in-person training.

To ease the process with the volunteers and ensure that all partners had the same material for the trainings, Iniciativa Internacional Joven created two training guidelines based on the material created for the OTC: one for the volunteers and one for the trainers, which you can find in Annex A and B of this eBook. Every country had the liberty to adapt the material and training process to their reality and specific learning needs.

The final purpose of this training event is to prepare the volunteers that will later take part in the learning mobility in Malaga, Spain, (4 participants per partner organisation). The final selection of volunteers for the learning mobility will be made from the pool of participants in each local training event.

Among the main objectives of Local Activities II were:

  • To apply the acquired knowledge and competencies of participants in practice.
  • To multiply and share the knowledge with volunteers in the field of sports and other trainers, raising awareness of the importance training volunteers prior to any sport event or activity to guarantee an efficient collaboration.

Farewell to our guatemalan volunteers!

Today we say goodbye to the wonderful volunteers who came from Guatemala to participate in the Sport for Change project. Project co-funded by the European Union.

They came to support us and other associations from Malaga, such as AFENES Malaga and Skatepark Malaga, in different sport activities. Their time in Malaga will be hard to forget.

We do not say goodbye, but see you soon! We will see you soon again. We cannot wait to see how much they will do together with their Guatemalan association IDEAS ONG.

We are looking forward to it!

Big hugs to Pablo, Katie, Ixkik and Spooky!

Soon we will introduce you to the new Sport for Change volunteers!!!