Over 20 young people from 12 countries have participated in ‘OUT – A Training Course on Outdoor Education’ organised by Malta UNESCO Youth Association in Marsaxlokk between the 23rd and 30th June, 2012.
The project explored outdoor education as a tool tailored for youth workers to help increase young people’s participation and promote healthy, counter-industrialised, more ecological lifestyle. This learning opportunity for youth workers from Austria, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Malta allowed participants to learn through experiental sessions.
The training course was first realised in Greece in 2007 by organisation Ydrogeios and Malta UNESCO Youth Association built on the experience gained by their partners to implement successfully the training course in Malta.
The training course included a two day DUEL (Discovering, Utilizing, Enjoying & Living.....in the Outdoors), which included a first aid course for the youth leaders, a rescue at sea session with St. John’s Rescue, an abseiling session facillitated by Malta Outdoor Association and a walk ending in an Intercultural BBQ.
The training course was funded through Action 4.3 of the European Commission’s Youth in Action programme. For more information on Malta UNESCO Youth Association can be found on www.muya.info.