Development of underperforming talents for a more accepting and inclusive talent-friendly society
Project identification number: 2021-2-HU01-KA210-YOU-000049643
Project title Development of underperforming talents for a more accepting and inclusive talent-friendly society - Development of underperforming talents
Duration of the project: 24 months(March 1, 2022 - March 1, 2024)
Aid: 60.000 EUR
Project goalWithin the framework of this project, our association aimed to support and develop underperforming talents.
Underachieving talented children/young people are excluded not only by their peers, but in many cases by the school and teachers as well. In every case, there is some kind of disadvantage behind exclusion, typically social and behavioral disorders. In addition to all of this, there can be many reasons for underachievement: social disadvantage, lack of development environment, pedagogical preparation, lack of language competence, or even SNI status (child with special educational needs). Underachieving talented young people often experience failure, which is accompanied by a loss of self-esteem and internal motivation. In Hungary, the number of organizations where they can develop these children in a meaningful way is quite small. All of this is typical not only for Hungary, but also for the countries of the partner organizations involved. The problems listed above appear in both Romania and Serbia, which hinder development. During the implementation and activities of the project, we work for a more accepting and inclusive talent-friendly society.
The activities formulated in the framework of the project focus on acceptance, inclusion and equality, as well as freedom from discrimination. Our goal is to sensitize the majority public to diversity and the acceptance of diverse talents. We involve underachieving young people with disabilities, their families and their teachers in our activities, since in the development of talent, especially in the development of underachieving talents, the effective cooperation of the youth-parent-teacher triangle must play a prominent role. The role of the professional activities formulated in the framework of the project is twofold. On the one hand, by developing and introducing a new, innovative methodology, we want to support and help underachieving children/youth who have drifted to the fringes of society, the teachers who work with them, civil organizations and the affected parents and families. The Methodological Manual for Underachieving Talents planned to be developed in the future, through the planned trainings and thematic workshops, we aim to introduce and implement new learning and teaching methods, which fill gaps at the local, regional, national and international level both, since local schools cannot fulfill their talent nurturing and integrating role due to overload and lack of capacity. Currently, there is no method in any of the partner countries that is effectively used in the development of underperforming talents.
The target group of the project is underachieving talented children/youths aged 13-20, their families, local NGOs and teachers. Each of the selected target groups was directly or indirectly affected in overcoming the disadvantages of underachieving talents and increasing their chances. In the case of all three partner organizations, we select the participants according to the same process. On the one hand, children/youths who have already come into the sight of the partner organizations participate, thereby ensuring continuous support. On the other hand, based on the existing professional network, we directly look for schools and civil organizations, with particular regard to those who implement a school-type program. We ask them to suggest underachieving gifted children/youths aged 13-20 and their families who live in their field of vision. In the case of teachers, we mainly plan to involve participants who are open to learning new methods, motivated in the development and integration of young people with fewer opportunities, in this case underachieving talents. a total of 75 people. Parents, families: 25 people per partner organization, 75 people in total. Educators: 25 per partner organization, 75 in total.
We believe that every child/young person is talented in something, it is only necessary to find a suitable tool to develop it. Underachieving talents are no exception to this, and are generally not accepted by the majority society, or only with difficulty. These talents often experience failure, which is accompanied by a loss of self-esteem and internal motivation. The methodologies and good practices to be developed in the framework of the project will be innovative, gap-filling tools for parents, teachers, and civil organizations in the future, with the help of which the development and support of underachieving children/young people with fewer opportunities will be needed. In creating the project, our organization was motivated by the fact that the developed methodology was introduced at the local, regional, national and international levels in the long term to improve the employability of underperforming talents, and on the other hand, to lay the foundation for a more accepting and inclusive talent-friendly society. The main goal of the project is to draw attention to the complex problem and to provide families and teachers with innovative, age-appropriate methodological support.
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