In line with the objectives of Erasmus Plus Program it is our commitment to address all barriers that hinder comprehensive education, knowledge and skills acquisition for underprivileged youth in our community. Such barriers include:
- Disabilities: This includes physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder someone’s full and effective participation in society on the same footing as others3.
- Health problems: Barriers may result from health issues including severe illnesses, chronic diseases, or any other physical or mental health-related situation that prevents from participating in the programme.
- Barriers linked to education and training systems: Individuals struggling to perform in education and training systems for various reasons, early school-leavers, NEETs (people not in education, employment or training) and low-skilled adults may face barriers. Although other factors may play a role, these educational difficulties, while they may also be linked to personal circumstances, mostly result from an educational system which creates structural limitations and/or does not fully take into account the individual’s particular needs.
- Cultural differences: While cultural differences may be perceived as barriers by people from any backgrounds, they can particularly affect people with fewer opportunities. Such differences may represent significant barriers to learning in general, all the more for people with a migrant or refugee background – especially newly-arrived migrants -, people belonging to a national or ethnic minority, sign language users, people with linguistic adaptation and cultural inclusion difficulties, etc. Being exposed to foreign languages and cultural differences when taking part in any kind of programme activities may put off individuals and somehow limit the benefits from their participation. And such cultural differences may even prevent potential participants from applying for support through the programme, thereby representing an entry barrier altogether.
- Social barriers: Social adjustment difficulties such as limited social competences, anti-social or high-risk behaviours, (former) offenders, (former) drug or alcohol abusers, or social marginalisation may represent a barrier. Other social barriers can stem from family circumstances, for instance being the first in the family to access higher education or being a parent (especially a single parent), a caregiver, a breadwinner or an orphan, or having lived or currently living in institutional care.
- Economic barriers: Economic disadvantage like a low standard of living, low income, learners who need to work to support themselves, dependence on the social welfare system, in long-term unemployment, precarious situations or poverty, being homeless, in debt or with financial problems, etc., may represent a barrier. Other difficulties may derive from the limited transferability of services (in particular support to people with fewer opportunities) that needs to be “mobile” together with the participants when going to a far place or, all the more, abroad.
- Barriers linked to discrimination: Barriers can occur as a result of discriminations linked to gender, age, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or intersectional factors (a combination of two or several of the mentioned discrimination barriers).
- Geographical barriers: Living in remote or rural areas, on small islands or in peripheral/outermost regions4 in urban suburbs, in less serviced areas (limited public transport, poor facilities) or less developed areas in third countries, etc., may constitute a barrier.
It is our hope that after addressing these barriers we shall deliver comprehensive Home Care Training, Caregiver Training, Non-Formal Gastronomy, Cookery Training, Baking Training, Laundry Work Training, and Waiters and Waitress, Information Communication Technology (ICT)Training Courses.
We will equip trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to effectively manage and perform their duties in private households, children’s homes, hospitals, hostels, and boarding institutions.
We willp repare trainees for job placements both locally and abroad, ensuring their readiness to provide high-quality homecare, hospitality & caregiving services. Act as the liaison organization for other job placing agencies by preparing professionally qualified staff.
We will Continually enhance our training programs by incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, industry best practices, and cutting-edge technology.
We will foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development among our trainees and staff.