N.E.T. for Neet – New Employability Trends is a project that involves a nine-month mobility in Palermo starting from November 2019. 6 young people between 18 and 30 years old are involved in the project (2 for each partner organization).
The goal of N.E.T. for Neet is to give the young people involved an experience in a non-formal learning context, with the aim of enhancing their personal, socio-educational and professional development. The project intends to focus on young NEETs to give them opportunities which can break the extreme mistrust of the latter and trigger a process that brings their vitality and desire to learn back into play.
Following the objectives of the European Solidarity Corps, our project aims to:
- promote inclusion and equal opportunities for young people with fewer opportunities;
- improve the level of young people’s key skills by promoting solidarity, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion;
- strengthen the international dimension of work by and with young people, in particular through the promotion of youth mobility and cooperation between youth organisations.
The young participants thus have the opportunity to live an important experience of personal and professional growth. The volunteers experience a socio-educational path that will stimulate their reflection on the phenomena of exclusion and marginalization that involve Borgo Vecchio, Ballarò and ZEN neighborhoods of Palermo, areas at risk of social exclusion and where, as a non-profit organization, we manage a space against school dropout, we collaborate with a center against gender violence and we cooperate with various structures including an inter-ethnic playroom.
At these centres, volunteers are actively involved in the implementation of numerous activities, including:
- assisted study and creative, expressive and sporting workshops with adolescents;
- city trips, out-of-town excursions for children and families;
- mother/child expressive-creative workshops aimed at strengthening parenting skills;
- support activities for migrant and native families who are unable to access public services aimed at children.