Erasmus + : KA1 - EVS - Programme Countries
Place: Cyprus, Lefkosia
Activity Dates: 01/05/2017 - 01/05/2018
Countries: Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,
After the successful completion of our first EVS project with the theme of sport and healthy lifestyles we are continuing this project for the second year.
The impact of the first project on the local youth has seen a great impact on local youth with regard to their attitudes towards sporting activities and making healthier lifestyle choices.
As part of the activities of our youth centre we undertake a variety of activities for young people, from language learning, to various clubs and educational seminars and workshops. However we have noticed that very few Cypriots are active in sports or any sports activity. Social media has had an impact on the way young people interact with each other but this has also changed the activity level of the youth. We have managed to get the youth more active in their society but we need to work on their physical activity now.
Our project will allow our current volunteers from Cyprus and our new volunteers from other countries to work on ways and projects to get our youth more physically active so that they can have a healthier lifestyle. We will create events and activities that include more sports so that they have more energy and vitality. Our EVS volunteers will learn all these methods and will also teach other members of the community to do these tasks. Our volunteers will work in various areas of the abovementioned project and will also work in the various areas of our youth centre and interact with our local community and promote the idea of Sports and physical activities and at the same time help members fo the community have a healthier lifestyle. In addition to the physical activites we will also promote a healthy lifestyle by showing our youth about eating healthy food and finding alternatives to junkfood and fast food that are healthy and economical.
The youth will work with youth and with people within the organisation on the various projects and events. The volunteers are always encouraged to give their input and the organisation will support the ideas of the volunteers.
We hope that at the end of this project our youth are more aware of the importance of including sports into their daily lives and having a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. We also hope that our volunteers will take these lessons back to their own countries and initiate similar projects and activities in their own countries. We will continue to support this project after this EVS project and hope for it to be so successful that we can have a follow up EVS project to continue the work of this project. Flow1: 01/05/2017 - 31/10/2017 Flow2: 01/11/2017-30/04/2018