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Aug 18 2012

2012.08 Swell Training-9

2012.08 Training Course “SWELL: Youth Training for Health and Wellness”

This training will deal with the importance of Health and Well-being as well as the freedom of thought and expression via an active participation. The methodology of the training is based on Non Formal Education as...

Name: SWELL: Youth Training for Health and Wellness Duration: 18 – 25  August 2012  Location: Xonrupt-Longemer,France
Organizers: UFOLEP (France) and  (ISCA (International Sport and Culture Organization)  Supporters: Youth in Action Programme (Action 3.1)  
Romanian participants: Andra Mihaela Costache (F)  

a means of facilitating the learning process and increase the interactivity of the event ,education through Sport, stressing the link between sport and environment. “Learning by doing” or “learning through experience”, meaning that practical workshops and individual experiences will be most of the time the starting point for reflection.

The objectives of the training are in brief: To extend awareness about health and wellness in the sport for all field, to facilitate exchanges between young adults and broaden their work horizon by sharing different visions of approaching health and well-being in their own organizations, to extend knowledge on the importance of physical activity for health and well-being via preventive measures, to encourage the participants to link physical activity and human rights education as means of promoting the right to health and to ensure and increase the active participation of young people on the topic of health and well-being.


It  was a great experience. France  is really a fantastic place and I would love to go back one day. I feel very fortunate  that I could be a part of such a wonderful group of people. The project really opened my eyes  how important it is to learn from each other and how much we can learn from different cultures, getting to know about our real health and to bring new ideas to improve our lifestyle through sport activities. Inspirations back leads us to the knowledge of ourselves, of our abilities and countless possibilities of future. I also think that, apart from learning new non formal  working skills  and possible collaboration in future  between  the organizations  involved in project , it is the best experience any young person might get. The most memorable thing from the course was the Kayak Canoe experience in Gerardmer that provided a wonderful opportunity to use the team building skills we had just learned in the previous  training session.                (Andra Mihaela Costache)