Coaching Sessions organised in Hungary

Twenty coaching sessions were held by the Subjective Values Foundation. The ABAD Capoeira Association and the KacsaKő Association partnered with the Foundation to have a greater influence on groups danger of radicalization. These coaching sessions addressed the following topics:

  1. Collaboration/ fair play
  2. Discrimination, exclusion, inclusion
  3. Anger management, conflict management
  4. Critical thinking, cognitive bias
  5. Human rights
  6. Democracy, pluralism, freedom of speech
  7. Self-prevention, self-esteem, (resilience)

KacsaKő Association provided training sessions for 31 children aged 10-15 from Roma backgrounds. The primary goal of these sessions was to bring together young, who, because of their isolated and segregated social environments, would never normally cross paths.

There were a number of different events spread out within 5 sessions each. The key aim of the first two sessions were to break the ice and form different teams; The youth had to cooperate in order to complete an exercise that involved breaking out of an escape room and documenting it. The next session involved completing an obstacle course in order to encourage unity, teamwork and build to confidence. In addition to this, the teens were prompted to gather in groups, discuss major social and human rights issues, and create mind maps illustrating these ideas. Lastly, the youth were taken on a canoe trip to the renowned Danube River as a finale activity.

The next event was held at a summer camp consisting of a sporting event every day, which was followed by a workshop. The primary objectives on the first day (the sixth occasion) were to improve cooperation and practise fair play; on the seventh session, teams worked on anger and conflict management; on the eighth session, the topic was discrimination, exclusion, and inclusion; on the ninth occasion, the topic was self-prevention and self-esteem; and on the tenth occasion, a quidditch tournament was held, along with reflections where participants practised democratic decision making. 

The ABADA Capoeira association have also held ten sessions on similar topics.

Although the instructors faced some challenges while leading both training sessions, including being keeping participants from acting chaotically and breaching the rules. However, both training programmes were successful in giving participants the chance to increase their confidence, self-esteem, decision-making abilities, and group dynamics while also giving them sufficient knowledge of human rights. 

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