Name of the project: “Work4Inclusion – Go Deep” Training Course
Date: 17th – 23th of April 2023
City/Country: Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal.
What was the main topic of the event?
Kristel Ditmann – Inclusion.
Helina Välb – To talk and raise awareness about the topic of inclusion, people with disabilities, our own experiences etc.
Aliide Vainikko – Social inclusion.
What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?
Kristel Ditmann – The meetings with disabled people and learning how they behave – sometimes like children and they are open and simple.
Helina Välb – Each and every one of us have felt like we do not belong our we’re not included. We should all work towards more inclusive world and society.
Aliide Vainikko – I think the most I learned how to make people feel more included. I also learned a lot about myself.
Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?
Kristel Ditmann – No, I didn’t learn enough about the topic to continue.
Helina Välb – Yes, I still plan to gather knowledge that I can share with my students and in my summer camps.
Aliide Vainikko – The project was very motivating to keep on orvanizing events in the future.
Would you recommend this experience to your friends? If yes, why? If no, why not?
Kristel Ditmann – Depends, the project wasn’t very well organized and if the person would like to learn deeply about the topic of inclusion or would need to be able to share information about the topic after the training – it would be difficult, because the learning didn’t give enough learning. But it was nice socializing project and it seemed that people needed that too.
Helina Välb – Yes, it was a great experience, at the beginning felt a little bit disorganised but got better as the project went on. Everything was nice.
Aliide Vainikko – I would totally recommend this experience! It was an eye-opening project and a week very well spent!