Innovative character

SUSTAIN-ASIA builds on a solid partnership between 7 organizations in possession of a good experience in youth activities and youth empowerment, all devoted to initiating and maintaining collaboration for active social inclusion and participation.

An innovative character of the project stems from adding concepts typical of the macro-economic filed and adapting them to a non-formal/youth environment. Topics such as sustainability, participatory planning and sustainable territorial management can be powerful tools to make local community more sustainable, resilient and better prepared to include youth in their plans for the future.

The partners are going to use those concepts and prepare a program that they can use to plan local activities with a stronger support by local community and offer youth more sophisticated non-formal education activities better in line with their needs. The partners combining their skills will elaborate a program that ASIAN NGOs can use to program and plan more articulated activities involving in a more stable way local activities.

The Asian NGOs will learn how to use participatory planning techniques (to involve and motivate local actors in supporting youth oriented activities), territorial sustainable development (to assess what the local community has to offer and use to if the benefit of the activities and a base for creating youth future) and non-formal education techniques (to engage and motivate youth in following the propose activities and get a real benefit from it).

n this respect, the project addresses the needs of youth operators working regularly in support of disadvantaged youth with low education and skills, by offering a week long training in Malaysia aimed at refining their capacity for analysing their community, plan better local activated and foster better relations with the local actors.

Participatory planning and sustainable territorial management will be adapted to fit Asian youth operators, based on their local needs and most importantly made culturally acceptable for the 4 very different Countries, in order to respect their sensitivity and national tradition and culture.

The partners combining their skills will elaborate a program that ASIAN NGOs can use to program and plan more articulated activities involving in a more stable way local activities.

The Asian NGOs will learn how to use participatory planning techniques (to involve and motivate local actors in supporting youth oriented activities), territorial sustainable development (to assess what the local community has to offer and use to if the benefit of the activities and a base for creating youth future) and non-formal education techniques (to engage and motivate youth in following the propose activities and get a real benefit from it).

The cooperation is composed of a balanced and complementary mix of organizations including NGOs experienced in non-formal learning, association specialized in sustainability and participated planning and evaluation, a tertiary education organisation with the expertise of training adults and trainers in particular. They all have experience in working with the target group. The complementarity of the consortium maximises mutual benefit and transfer of good practices.

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