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The overall goal of the SEED project is to improve psychosocial well-being and healthy development of young children, with an emphasis on those growing up in difficult circumstances such as children on the move, children with a low socio-economic status or children victims or witnesses of domestic violence. We will do so through raising awareness about and measure the psychosocial well-being of children in 5 countries. Based on the findings, we will develop and pilot an innovative continuing development programme to build practitioners capacities to support psychosocial well-being. All these activities will lead to quality improvements in Early Expected results on completion of the project are as follows: 1) Practitioners have the skills and knowledge to promote and nurture young children’s psychosocial development (2,5-6 years). 2) Concrete improvements in quality and inclusivity of ECEC services in 5 EU countries. 3) Important stakeholders (governments, education and care services, NGOs, teacher training institutes and parents) recognize the importance of psychosocial wellbeing of young children and influence policy and practice. 4) Population level data on psychosocial well-being of 5 year old girls and boys are collected and analysed in 5 EU countries. 5) An innovative CPD approach based on ECEC practitioner group reflection is developed and tested and ready to be transferred to other contexts. Paying more attention to young children's feelings and social relationships leads to happier learners who have a better and a more equal chance to fullfil their potential!Childhood Education and Care systems and services in Europe.
2018-03-29 12:00:38
Jaunatne
The project “Quality vs. Quantity” would be implemented from the 1st of August, 2017 until the 31st of July, 2018. The leading partner of the project “Baltic Regional fund” is from Latvia and the two other partners are “Inovatyvi karta” from Lithuania and “Wise Veer” from Estonia. In a survey done in Latvia from 110 youngsters aged 13 to 25 only 25% stated that they consider their diet healthy, 18% stated that they know how to lead a healthy life, and 53% percent stated that they would like to live healthier. This shows that the majority does not have sufficient knowledge, understanding, ambition or skills to live in a healthy manner. The main topic of the project is healthy lifestyle, about quality over quantity. Activities implemented in this project would raise the question of the physical and spiritual unity in youth. Physical, spiritual, emotional and social development and well-being is the foundation for a harmonious life, thus it is crucial to raise awareness and practice healthy life and lifestyle principles: - Practicing regular physical exercise and outdoor activities - Training and sharpening the mind. Always learning and experiencing. - Being socially active, presently communicating with family, friends and peers. - Maintaining a positive attitude and a sense of control towards your life. - Manage stress - Eat healthy and keep a balanced diet - Observe and listen to your body, watch your weight - Getting enough rest according to your own sleep cycle - Not hesitating to seek medical help if it is needed and regularly checking your health. The activities would be implemented by initiative groups of the three countries, 4 young people and a leader from each country. It is estimated that each country would reach and involve at least 200 young people, with all the activities altogether involving no less that 600 young people, of which 60 would be youngsters with lesser opportunities. Aims of the project: 1) Understand the fundamental principles of the concept of a healthy life and how it affects the life of youngsters and to practice these principles daily. 2) Raise awareness about healthy lifestyle and invite youngsters to live more healthy and to think more of their health. 3) Provide youngsters with safe and appropriate environment to implement their own initiatives and develop personal and professional competences through practicing the peer education method “peer to peer”. 4) Promote the understanding and develop competences for entrepreneurship, including raising awareness and encouraging the principles for social entrepreneurship through healthy lifestyle. 5) Promote the Erasmus+ programme and the opportunities it provides. To reach the aims of the project there will be a succession of activities, public events - flash mobs, presentations, contests, meetings with experts, visiting schools and youth centers, discussions, educational workshops about balanced lifestyle which includes the education for body, mind and emotional condition. The activities would be implemented through means of non-formal education methods “learning to learn”, “learning to be”, “learning to be with others”, “learning by doing”.
2018-03-29 11:47:40
Jaunatne
Several women sit on a bench in a small room with babies tied on their backs. All are silent with glazing eyes, faces expressionless. They are waiting, patiently. It is their second time here at the Base Camp at Nakivale, Uganda's largest refugee settlement. These mothers are seeking a precious document that would grant refugee status for their babies and provide some security in a land hundreds of miles away from home. In Nakivale, waiting has become a routine for the estimated 72,000 refugees currently located here.
2016-02-12 15:47:31
Jaunatne
Nyatot* lives in a small hut in Akobo, Jonglei state, with her two sons aged six and three, and her husband. Her three-year-old son, Nhial* is severely malnourished.
2016-02-12 11:35:45
Jaunatne
I met Um Alaa in February this year in Domiz II – a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq – where she now lives with three of her children. She is greeted by passers-by from all corners of the camp – starting with the next door neighbour to her children’s school principal. Recycled art work decorates her inviting shelter – a mixture of concrete cement blocks, aluminium sheets and tent fabric from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
2016-02-12 10:37:51
Jaunatne
Twenty-seven-year-old Mohammad Alloh needed to earn a better wage to support his family in conflict-ridden Syria. To work towards his aim, he attended two short courses offered by the EU-funded Engaging Youth project at UNRWA Damascus Training Centre. The courses were designed to improve employability in mobile phone maintenance and technology. "I came here to learn different skills to access available job opportunities," he explains.
2016-02-11 12:15:41
Jaunatne
Improving the living conditions of children and youth and providing them opportunities to live a fulfilling life is an essential element of development. Whilst children and youth hold the potential for their societies' future development, they are also severely hampered by lack of development – 47 % of all people living in extreme poverty are aged 18 years or under – as well as by social exclusion, violence and abuse (which particularly affects girls and young women).
2016-02-11 12:06:38
Jaunatne
"When I dance, I feel good; I feel powerful and proud,” says 16 year-old Jean Gulesa*. Jean is one of the 46 children sharing in the recreational and creative activities at a children’s ‘safe learning space’ in Maibano village, Kalehe territory in South Kivu. “My mother died when I was a baby and my father is a soldier; I’ve only seen him twice my whole life.”
2016-02-10 16:12:11
Jaunatne
Sajjad Jatt was only nine months old but his parents, Nathi and Ali Jatt, were scared he might not live much longer. Their youngest son, baby Sajjad had not been eating well and had lost a lot of weight. Having suffered two miscarriages and the death of one baby at just three days old, Mrs Nathi was praying for better luck with Sajjad. She and her husband were doing everything in their power to help their infant son – even taking out a hefty loan to pay for three months’ worth of expensive medical treatment. The treatment, however, had failed to make a difference.
2016-02-10 13:24:25
Jaunatne