PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2013-1-GB2-GRU06-11074

Community Mentoring for Social Inclusion

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Slovakia
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Kaleidoscope Enterprise Limited

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-governmental organisation (NGO)

    ADDRESS

    C/o CDA for Herts. Birchwood Avenue – HATFIELD

    CONTACT PERSON

    Moreen Pascal

    Community Mentoring for Social Inclusion

    The Community Mentoring for Social Inclusion (Come 4 Inclusion) is a dynamic learning partnership of adult education provider seeking to more effectively engage socially disadvantaged members of communities through the development of best practice in creating community mentoring training schemes. 1. The partnership compared, debated and learned about the experiences, methods, definitions and assumptions behind the approaches used in providing adult learning opportunities in our 6 project meetings. The partnership successfully involved representatives from disadvantaged groups in these exchanges and meetings and produced a "Cultural Context" Report. 2. The communication strategy used multi-platform methods to engage project leads, staff, learners and general public in each jurisdiction. This ensured two high level outcomes: a. Fluent, timely information sharing between partner organisations b. Effective and efficient dissemination of the project, activities, achievements and intellectual outputs to the general public. Face-to-face communication opportunities during mobilities also contributed to the development of effective working relationships and in some cases, friendships between staff and learners in the wider partnership. 3. As a result of these exchanges, initial model of "community mentoring" expanded to include notions of community mentoring of one organisation by another and mentoring of whole communities by a few "well-placed community expert organisations" as well as the more obvious one-to-one model. The partnership have produced a mentoring best practice training guide. 4. Promotion of project and other EU opportunities widely in local and regional media and through public events, facilitated dissemination of project experiences and stimulated questions and interests and raised partner profiles. As a result, individuals and other not-for-profit organisations new to EU funding streams have attended briefings and registered for information.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • United Kingdom
  • Turkey
  • Slovakia
  • Initial Report on Cultural Context, Social Exclusion and Adult Engagement Methods

    Partners from six EU regions came together to develop and promote the technique of community mentoring to tackle social exclusion. None of the partners had ever heard of the other, let alone worked together before. This report serves as both a more in-depth introduction of the partners and their cultural “contexts” to the rest of the partnership as well as an introduction of the project to a wider audience.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English, Turkish

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Trainers, Educators, Parents, Special Needs

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    Directly downloadable

    COPYRIGHT

    No