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Catch Manual Piloting is done!

🌟 We are thrilled to share the success of our recent piloting activity for the Catch Manual, which took place on December 24th, 2023, at the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Esenler Youth Office. With a total of 20 attendees, including representatives from the IKOS project responsible for Integration 101, two senior trainers specializing in social cohesion and sports, and 17 dynamic youth leaders, the event was a vibrant gathering of passionate individuals committed to promoting social cohesion through sports.

The 17 youth leaders, who had previously completed theoretical training and successfully implemented micro-projects in Istanbul, showcased their dedication to fostering inclusive communities by engaging with both refugees and local community members. Hailing from two university student clubs at Marmara University and Medipol University, these young leaders consistently organize peer education activities for individuals aged 18-25, including third-country nationals, refugees, and members of the local community.

During the 2-hour piloting activity, participants delved into the practical applications of the Catch Manual, exploring innovative strategies for promoting social cohesion and inclusion through sports-based initiatives. Through interactive discussions and hands-on exercises, attendees shared valuable insights and best practices, highlighting the transformative potential of sports in bridging cultural divides and fostering mutual understanding.

Overall, the piloting activity served as a testament to the dedication and passion of youth leaders in championing social cohesion and inclusion through sports. As we continue our journey towards building more inclusive societies, we are excited to harness the power of the Catch Manual to inspire positive change and create lasting impact in communities across the globe.

Stay tuned for more updates and developments as we leverage sports as a catalyst for social change and empowerment! 🌍🏆

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