Puntland European Diaspora Associations Network
In Sassari, Italy, PEDAN staff have successfully participated in Job Shadowing program as the 2nd phase of the “Inclusion Centred Promotion for Adult Migrants” initiative – supported by the European Commission in the frame of Adult Education.
The Job Shadowing involved 2 leading staff members from PEDAN in a process of work-based learning, exchange of knowledge and partnership building in the premises of the partner organization MVNGO.
The general aim of this initiative is to ensure that equity, excellence, and inclusion are possible in our institutions.
We believe that the benefits of equity-based inclusive education may be realized for each and every learner, in each and every community neighbourhoods.
The long-term objectives of the JSH are:- Fostering the development of the capacities and operational variety of PEDAN staff of experienced educators, with a focus on ETS and Digital Storytelling in the Adult field. – Developing the Network’s staff (Trainers) competencies and organizational capacities in using Digital Storytelling as a tool for enhancing communication and intercultural dialogue between native Adults and migrant Adults in the community connects the specific objective to a core priority of the project which is promoting social inclusion on migrants.- Setting up long-term mechanisms of partnership and regular exchange of information/good practices with high-end European institutions, organizations working in the field of Erasmus+ Adult and higher education, thereby enhancing the scope and quality of the Network’s activities in the field.
During the Job Shadowing, the PEDAN staff acquired Education Through Sport sessions which proved to be an efficient method to work out this particular situation, as Sports activities unite people from ancient times and ETS focuses on using Sports activities with specific rules and dynamics in order to make its participants reflect on a specific issue/concept/topic.
PEDAN staff benefited from the NFE and Digital Storytelling methodologies in the matter of fostering communication and open dialogue between them and the adult migrants they serve as well as between Adult natives and Adult migrants. Indeed, for the majority of Adult migrants coming from a disadvantaged background is not so easy to open and let professional/people help them, also because due to some circumstances they do not tend to give trust at first. Storytelling methodology permits a different type of communication which allows vulnerable targets to feel comfortable to open up gradually and express themselves.