Many older people, especially those who have been retired for some years, feel the reduction in their “value” to society, and a fall in their interest and activity level.
Some families lack the resources (time, experience, confidence) to fully support their children.
Consilium will develop new adult training skills and opportunities in the field of Intergenerational Mentoring.
This is the coordination of older people, generally retired, to provide one-to-one mentoring with disadvantages children.
Intergenerational Mentoring can provide a bridge between the needs of the children and the older people, and offer valuable additional support for society as a whole.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
Enable mentors (the older people themselves) to visit similar projects in the partner countries, to learn about methods, gain new ideas, and share their own experience.
Motivate the participants to take responsibility for their own learning, by promoting full inclusion by the older people in the project’s design and operation.
Actively promote the training/learning opportunities in each partner area, by producing a “catalogue” of the possibilities, and providing the support needed to access them.
Produce a project guidebook that will summarise the learning and the new ideas of the participants.
Make this valuable new information freely available.
POINT EUROPA – COORDINATEUR – UNITED-KINGDOM
PEOPLE HELP THE PEOPLE – ITALY
INSTITUT FUR PROJEKTBEGLEITUNG UND KOMPETENZENTWICKLUNG – GERMANY
ASOCIATION GURENET POR LA INTEGRATION Y EL EMPLEO – SPAIN
EURO TRAINING – BULGARIA