Each VIM partner is organising a multiplier event in these days. The aim is to make interested trainers familiar with the VIM approach and the developed materials provided on the VIM Hub.
If you are interested in joining such an event, please address the partner organisation of your country and ask for their events.
The VIM team is happy to announce that the VIM online hub (educational resources) is available now in English. It offers training units with activities on different health topics as well as further resources and interesting links to deepen the knowledge on specific issues related to health.
The Hub is right now being translated and will be available in all partner languages within the next few weeks.
The VIM training offers small training units called simply “activities” as these shall be interactive and shall involve migrants and refugees in all kind of playful, discovery oriented and holistic activities. These are clustered into the following main categories:
- Different conceptions of health, illness and cure based on culture and religion
- Mental well-being
- Physical well-being
- Access to the new health services – obstacles and problems
- Sex/sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth
Each of the six categories provides approx. ten different activities – these vary in terms of their duration, group of learners, equipment needed. They all have in common that they can be implemented in all kind of adult education courses by educators that are not health experts.
The VIM partners met in Vienna on 05./06.06.2018 and worked on the development of the health related training units and activities. These will be provided on the VIM Hub for download and can be used by European adult educators that wish to raise certain health related topics in an innovative and interactive way on their courses addressing migrants and refugees.
The training units will be available for piloting in autumn 2018.