The inaugural workshops of the 5th round of TAU for Local Communities project, implemented as part of the “Third Age Universities” Program, was held in Warsaw on November 27-29. The meeting was attended by teams representing 10 TAUs which plan to establish and develop groups of volunteers and social activities within their structures and have decided to take part in lasting a dozen months TAU for Local Communities project offering them substantive support. The participants of the present round are TAUs from Augustów, Borne Sulinowo, Frombork, Kołobrzeg, Kozienice, Legionów, Orneta, Pszczyna, Starachowice, and Zielonka.
During the three-day session, the participants attended the workshops on a social animator’s role and position in local community, team building, and proper communication in a group. An important objective of the meeting was making the project participants an opportunity to meet, and share their TAU experiences and achievements to date.
The guests of the workshops were members of the TAU team of Puławy who participated in the last-year round of the TAU for Local Communities project, established a group of volunteers and since then have been implementing various artistic activities addressed to children in their town.
The TAU for Local Communities project participants will take part in a series of workshops and study visits; they will also be offered support in establishing and developing a group of volunteers at their TAU, as well as planning initiatives for their local communities, and carrying out their first activities by the project team and Flying Culture Animators and Sociologists. They will also be able to use examples and base their activity on experiences gained by 40 TAUs all over Poland that have already taken part in the project.
TAU for Local Communities is a project implemented since 2013 by the Association of Creative Initiatives “ę” as part of the PAFF “Third Age Universities” Program. Its objective is providing substantive support for those TAUs which want to act for the benefit of their local communities, especially through voluntary work. Each round of the project is held for 10 TAUs.
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