Youth Mappers is a coordinator organization and cooperate with partners which are, Civil Education & Training Platform - Hellas (Greece), Gençlik Mevsimi Derneği, Poraka Negotino, Associazione Inner Voice and Forum für interkulturellen Dialog e.V – have played an active role in planning, developing, and scheduling the activities for this youth exchange. The project 'ICT for Social Inclusion' will begin at 01.08.2017 end at 31.05.2018. The duration of the youth exchange is 8 days plus 1 day for travel (26 February – 6 March 2018).The venue of the youth exchange will be in London, United Kingdom.
There will be 33 participants from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Germany, Greece, Italy and UK.
The overall aim of the project is to contribute social inclusion of people with disabilities through accessibility and raise awareness of accessibility for people who have disability at the national and international level. The specific non-formal educational objectives of this youth exchange include to create an accessible London Map which shows accessible locations such as hospitals, schools, public transport, sport centers and restaurants using open sourced software, to increase the social accessibility and mobility of the citizens with disabilities, to encourage young people to volunteer for people who have disabilities and to increase awareness of disability rights between youth and local communities. During project, participants will have workshop with non formal education methods about accessibility of people who have disability. The methods will be team building, group dynamics, debates, outdoor activities, visits, role plays, challenges and fair etc. The main activities are creating accessible map, Feel an empathy with disabled people: All of Us are Disabled, Visiting ADD International NGO , Coffee Talks " disabled role model, making ramps workshop and Ideation-Crowd-funding event to raise awareness of accessibility. Created accessible map will be published on internet with user also prepared report will be sent to related are of government and municipality.
The project aims to advance participants’ awareness of disability rights, understanding of being a volunteer, information about software technologies and ICT and basic information about mapping and understanding of mapping as solution tool for social responsibility projects ”ICT for Social Inclusion” will be to contribute to the local community in London by promoting the London accessible map in overall the United Kingdom. Once the participants complete the youth exchange and return to their local communities, they are likely to promote this volunteering project to create accessible map of specific areas in London . This map may contribute to increase inclusion and employability of people who have disability. Since the youth exchange will equip participants with practical tools and to create similar maps in their communities, so they will be able to disseminate the desired impact of the project among their local communities.