Non-formal education is a type of education that takes place outside the formal education system, such as schools, colleges, and universities. It is a planned and organized form of learning that does not lead to a formal qualification or certification, but it is structured and intentional.
Non-formal education includes various types of programs, workshops, seminars, training sessions, and other activities that aim to develop specific skills, knowledge, or attitudes. These programs are often organized by NGOs, community organizations, or other institutions and are designed to meet the needs of specific groups or individuals.
Unlike formal education, non-formal education is more flexible and learner-centered. It is often characterized by experiential learning, problem-solving, and interactive approaches, and it can be adapted to the individual needs and interests of learners.
Non-formal education is essential for lifelong learning and plays an important role in personal and professional development. It provides opportunities for people to acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes, and helps them to adapt to changing social, economic, and technological contexts.
We have organized over 20 international youth educational events (youth exchanges and courses), minimum a week-long, in Poland, for approximately 500-600 youth workers and young people from all over EU and the partner countries, under various financing programes.
Within the scope of our duties we have also organized or led several educational events in Slovakia, Georgia, Malta. We have involved over 300 people both youths and older participants, into foreign mobilities to international projects, courses under Erasmus+ youth and adult sector, so they were able to develop themselves in multicultural environment.
We also run projects on the borderline between education and individual support. We provide welcoming services to the 200 Ukrainian refugees in Latvia and Poland so that the refugees get to know better our countries and our people and at the same time gain positive emotions to process the experiences in their home country and on their escape. The specific objectives of the project are to provide Ukrainian refugees an opportunity to learn Latvian/Polish language through available language courses and to provide Ukrainian refugees an opportunity to get to know Latvian/Polish culture.
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