“The aim of the handbook is to provide support both to sports organisations and to sports instructors, professionals and volunteers. It serves as a guide which can assist sport professionals or volunteers to achieve best practice in the design and delivery of sports activities for DYD. It reviews training environment issues that shape how sport professionals/ volunteers are trained to include DYD and provides an introduction to competency-based training. In particular, it offers information which assists trainers to:
- analyze the volunteering environment;
- design effective and appropriate training strategies and;
- achieve training/learning outcomes to support Sports as a Tool for Empowerment of DYD.
Taking into account that STEADY partners recognize that training is not an activity that can be reduced to a one-size-fits-all model, it is noted that the information in this Handbook is offered in a way that can be adjusted on the basis of the sport environment in question.
Concerning the content of the manual, the first section of the handbook highlights the benefits of the participation in sports activities for migrants and refugees as well as for persons with disabilities and presents briefly selected good practices of inclusion of migrants and refugees as well as of persons with disabilities in and through sports. The second section presents the challenges that migrants and refugees are facing regarding their participation in volunteering positions in sports organisations and basic tips that each sport organisation needs to take into account when recruiting migrants and refugees. The third section of the handbook provides information on the context for the development of a capacity building programme which targets sports instructors, professionals and volunteers. It presents challenges that they face when offering sport activities to migrants and refugees with disabilities in sport activities, while the fourth section of the handbook presents some basic principles and tips for the development of a capacity building programme that could strengthen the skills and competences of sports instructors, professionals, and volunteers in offering sport activities to migrants and refugees with disabilities.
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