Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, we have had to get creative with some of the activities originally set out in our project in order to adapt to current safety restrictions.
In order to set out the new working plan with all of the partners, we held a second online coordination meeting on April 14, 2020, through video-conference. During this meeting we decided to continue working on our local activities online, since most of us are currently in confinement.
We also proposed to create an online training course for trainers, which was originally planned to take place in Malaga, Spain during the month of April, so that we can continue to achieve the objectives of the project without having to delay or postpone all of our activities.
Stay tuned for our updates on the Online Course we will be uploading on this website at the end of May.
In the framework of this project and as way of adapting to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we will implement and ONLINE TRAINING COURSE (OTC) for sports volunteering trainers. To prepare the material and contents of the OTC, we are carrying the first phase of local activities of the project.
Iniciativa Internacional Joven, as coordinator of the project, created a set of tools to carry out the Local Activities I (LA1), in order for every partner country to have a guideline for the activities. The information gathered during the LA1 will follow the general structure of the tools but can be adapted, when necessary, to the idiosyncrasy of every local reality, as the final results were used for the content creation of the Online Training Course.
The LA1 consist in five main activities:
Volunteering legislation is in each country,
the experience of each organisation in volunteering and sports,
and identifying good practices at local, regional, and/or national level where sport has been a tool for social change and transformation.
Creation of the OTC content by AIIJ as coordinating organisation
Selection of participants for the Online Training Course
After the Online Kick-off meeting (February 10, 2020), where all the project coordinators from the different partner organisations/countries finally met through video-conference, the first task to start the implementation of this project, was to design the logo, image, and graphic line, in order to give visibility to and to disseminate the different activities of the “Sport For Change” project.
Iniciativa Internacional Joven, as general coordinator of the project, proposed several versions for a logo, taking into consideration several aspects in the creative progress. We wanted to make sure that all facets of the project were reflected in the logo such as transformation, change, volunteering, sports, etc. After several attempts we finally arrived at a logo that encapsulates the essence of the project: how volunteering in the field of sports can be a source of transformation in our lives!
Here are some photos of the work process and shared ideas that led to our final logo and graphic image for our “Sport for Change” project.
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