FOSTER - How to cope in everyday life, using digital technologies wisely? Educational toolkit for teenagers in foster homes and their caregivers
The aim of the project “FOSTER - How to cope in everyday life, using digital technologies wisely? Educational toolkit for teenagers in foster homes and their caregivers” is to develop an innovative educational offer for teenagers and caregivers of foster homes, and to implement the created educational tools in these institutions, in order to increase the life skills of their teenagers, necessary to function in today's fast-changing digital world.
This purpose is directly linked to the objective of the Education programme as it:
a) reduces the economic and social disparities among young people now and in their lifetime;
b) increases the knowledge potential of Poland as the first such educational offer addressed to young people in the social care system;
c) strengthens the institutional partnership on education beetwen Poland and Iceland through the transfer of knowledge and good practices from the Icelandic partner specializing in digital inclusive education and education on social care system.
The project activities include all policy markers that increase the quality and effectiveness of the project results. The project contributes to the objectives agreed upon beetwen the Partners, because:
a) the proposed content of the educational offer is innovative. To our knowledge there are no educational materials in Poland that improve life skills necessary to function in the digital world;
b) knowledge transfer from Iceland allows for the creation of set of education materials for being use among socially excluded young people;
c) the offer integrates the use of new technologies in education, creates new teaching methods (gamification, interactivity) in environments where these methods do not exist, thus developing inclusive education.
The group of recipients of the project's results will be teenagers of foster homes aged 13-18 and their caregivers. Activities will be addressed to Polish foster homes, which are dominated by teenagers of exactly this age group.
Project partners: CTS Customized Training Solutions Sp. Z O.O., Kara Connect, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
Project funding: The EEA and Norway Grants
Project „FOSTER - How to cope in everyday life, using digital technologies wisely? Educational toolkit for teenagers in foster homes and their caregivers” benefits from funding from values 74 429,40 EUR received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants.