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The course to support pupils in their Right to Play and their Right to quality Education. The project promotes a more inclusive society, using a patented mini blind football for pupils as a tool, to create opportunities for societal engagement both on a local and a European level.

The aim of this project is to allow all pupils to enjoy their Right to play and their Right to quality Education, and this aim will be achieved following a well-defined strategy,within the 12 months of the proposed program:

WP1 Project Management and Coordination: 

• To map the schools in the consortium’s countries where pupils with VI attend together with sighted ones, aiming at least at 300 schools. 

• To recruit (following certain criteria) 30 young volunteers, from all consortium members for the needs of the project. 

• To launch a “Healthy body, sound mind” initiative for schools aiming for Sports for All awareness with the use of innovative pilot Educational Package. 

• To produce & donate, 300 mini blind balls for pupils. Youthorama designed & patented the only mini blind football that exists around the world and will be distributed for free to pupils in need and their schools in order for pupils to enjoy their Right to play and have access to Quality Education

• To train, in terms of knowledge, skills & attitude for becoming competent, at least 100 teachers, young mentors, young volunteers, professors & students of Physical Education and parents, among others, through these new pilot educational tools who will in turn act as multipliers at national & international level.

• To identify 10 good practices on the development of inclusive sport activities. Good practices will be identified from cases where positive attitudes have been succeeded, especially those referred to the cooperative learning and inclusion of pupils with disabilities, no matter their religious/ nationality/ gender/ refugee status etc. Good Practices will be identified via pilot evaluation research following the interventions in the schools.

• To raise inclusion of pupils with VI in their school’s community and to measure the change as it will be depicted via the 600 on-line evaluation forms.  

• To allow the 300 participants in the 3 Dissemination Community Events to embrace empathy by putting themselves in the sports shoes of pupils with VI and look through the diversity glasses.

Target group: 

30 General Schools in all consortium countries with mixed pupils, blind and sighted ones, aiming for Inclusion; Families of the pupils with VI and sighted ones.

The involved participants of the project are: 

• mixed pupils 5-18 years old, blind and sighted ones in General Schools

• young refugees and unaccompanied minors with visual impairment

• Families of pupils with VI & sighted ones

• University students of PE, youth volunteers in NFE, PE teachers in schools.

Needs of the target group:

Personal development, inclusion and empathy, are the three main needs of the target groups that will be addressed by the project. 

Personal development for pupils with visual impairment: The harsh reality for pupils with visual impairment is that in certain cases like physical education hours or during break, the lack of inclusive tools, forces students to be excluded. The program shall provide a sustainable solution for the personal development of these pupils. 

Inclusion for pupils with visual impairment and the sighted ones.  The program will allow all pupils to enjoy the fundamental human right to play together and receive better quality and more inclusive education. 

Empathy for the sighted pupils.  By putting themselves in the shoes of the visual impairment pupils, which is part of the experiential approach included in the WP1, sighed pupils will get the best possible opportunities to develop empathy. 

Overall, the project meets the need to build a more inclusive society, using patented mini blind football for pupils as a tool, promoting opportunities for societal engagement both on a local and European level and hence it addresses directly the objectives set out in the Call document (social inclusion).