This was a unique project gathering partners from Programme countries and Eastern Europe and Caucasus in order to explore more the power of learning outdoors and in the nature.
24 youth workers and youth leaders came to develop themselves by discovering the opportunities of outdoor experiential learning (OEL) in order to adapt and start using it as a non-formal learning (NFL)
APPROACH and TOOL in their daily work with young people.
Due to our Best Trainers Ieva and Timo, we have got unforgettable experience of learning from nature. The course was arranged
in amazing Marttinen Youth Center in Virrat. It is a pleasant, safe environment for a range of groups, courses, training events and other events year-round. https://www.marttinen.fi/
We really learned a lot from beautiful nature surrounding the place we lived, good natural meal and workshops given by experienced trainers. Night hike in the Finnish wilderness by canoeing, boating
and walking, hour of Silence in nature, climbing by high ropes, jumping with benji from high bridge over the lake, creating and participating in others' workshops. Learning from other cultures, breaking of stereotypes, getting of new friends, planning of new
activities for youth in your country, as well as for international projects.
After the training, all participants were actively involved in sharing the results. During
this winter participants organized follow-up activities: camps, Adventure Hikes with youngsters in their countries. All the activities included some young people with fewer opportunities. We also started to develope new international cooperation projects.
All of the results of the project are in our facebook group
And web-sites and pages of our partners of the project.
Final report and Resources of the project you can see here