Diversity and diverse communities add and enrich a society. And the first steps are to be comfortable in one’s own culture and embrace other cultures. One of crucial ways to enable this is through training and education.
The CAST4Innovation project at its core is cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices. The project aims at Social Inclusion through raising cultural awareness of diverse communities from many backgrounds that are in each partner’s countries.
The project therefore focuses on the gap of training for trainers of cultural awareness, and equips them to be more effective in their training. This project offers innovation in each stage by providing the opportunity to learn between the 5 partners, observe the cultural differences and similarities to training in cultural awareness, and use new ways of approaching the modules, sharing, engagement and development.
As part of the wider project development, including resource development and online learning resources, the objectives of the CAST4Innovation project included:
The project provides an invaluable opportunity to explore the elements of culture that add value to the trainer’s experience e.g. cultural traditions, cultural arts, music to provide creativity in order to promote cultural awareness in their training. These experiences and learning will have a great influence to our society in our ability to challenge and tackle racism and xenophobia .