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Activity Report from the TC Self-development & Leadership for community development

Aurangabad - INDIA
18th-26th May 2018

Main idea

EurAsian Social ActiveNation (EUASAN) aims to foster trans-continental cooperation in community development (CD) between countries and organizations of Europe (Greece, Spain, Hungary) and Asia (India, Vietnam).

EUASAN comprises of 5 interrelated events (1 Kick off meeting, 2 Training Courses, 1 local implementation in home countries and 1 Final Evaluation meeting) and it will last a total 2 years.

The overall aim is to foster development of communities (marginalised, school, rural area, volunteering and young people with fewer opportunities) by using two interrelated methods a) non- formal education (NFE) for self-development and leadership skills enhancement b) education through sport (ETS).


EUASAN capacity building project will develop communities on two level:

1) European and Asian youth leaders/workers to build intercultural relations and understanding between these 2 regions

2) within the organizations and their field of work. Participants to gain necessary skills and become trainers/facilitators to involve communities and turn them into active and happy citizens by creating platforms/activities for inclusion.

India, Vietnam, Hungary, Greece and Spain.

Host organization: DISHA International Foundation Trust. Host org coordinator: Kerron Vaishnav (India) Trainers: Nataliya Nikolova (Greece) and Antonio Beanches Bodí (Spain)

Arrivals of participants and welcome dinner all together.

NAME  Getting to know each other

AIMS    – to know each other better and develop capacity to work together; – to know the different sending organizations; – to enhance intercultural dialogue and reciprocal knowledge; to create comfort and get to know each other(participants); to create multicultural atmosphere; – to practice communication skills and to provoke collaboration

DESCRIPTION   Start with introduction of all team- short bio in funny way – each of us (Antonio, coordinators – partners, and me).

1st activity- Let’s introduce ourselves- groups of 3 and given cards( More than one story) to talk about themselves and to present each other – 15 min talk and about 20 – 30 min presentation or Change the Place: setting in the circle, the facilitator says statement that make participants change place. After each change the participants are asked to introduce yourself to the colleague on the right and colleague on left. The activity is repeating for three times so the participants have an opportunity to get to know each other.or Map of Connections: the facilitator introduces the task:each participant is asked to write down his/her name on flipchart and share any information about himself/herself. At moment when other participants hear anything what also apply to him/her he raises his hand and continues e.g. participants is saying I like to travel, I was participating in Erasmus + projects and any other person who also likes to travel stand up, write his/her name and continue the activity. Main aim is to make the participants realize that they have something in common with other person in the group and encourage the participants to get to know each other.

2nd Activity ID game( print 15 copies) – see Annex – each pax is given a sheet of paper on which needs to write his/her name; Pax are standing still and the instructions are given – each need to change his/her sheet as quickly as much. as soon as it stops , needs to find the person. and to ask. Overall about 20 min max. Music should be played and be joyful. At the end all the pax should put their Id on the wall(prepare the glue/other facilities).

3rd Activity- the participants are in groups of 3 people and are given cards – representing different situations; the game is called Taskand represents different situations between people. It builds awareness on conflicts and situations of communication deficit among people. The procedure will be as follows -A card is put on the table and different groups of two play out the situation.

 Some see an aggressive situation and others a happy situation. This is then discussedin groups.

Instead of Map of Connection – Professional box-People sit in a circle and one volunteer stands up, comes in the middle and says something about his/her work. Then other people who feel related in a certain way to what the person has said, also stand up and position themselves at a distance that they feel it approximates how connected they are to that person’s work. They can position themselves further if they think they don’t do the same thing but they would want to, closer if they think their work is somewhat similar, or very close to the person in the middle if they think their work overlaps almost completely. They discuss about the positions they chose, then they sit down and another volunteer comes in the middle

TIME   10.00-11.30

RESOURCES –   ID game – print  15 copies, More than one story cards or app to download, Task game  cards, flipchart


DATE AND PLACE 19/5/2018

NAME  Introduction to leadership (concept and practice)

AIMS    – To get information about what leadership is and different leadership styles(just surface not go deep); to explore the meaning and significance of leadership; to understand importance of leadership in youth organizations; to develop a common understanding of leadership.

DESCRIPTION   The session will start with brainstorming on keywords when we think about leadership; this will enable participants to set out the complexity of the term of leadership; Than in groups of two people ( 7 pairs) we will think about definitions of leadership for 10 minutes. Each group will present its definition on a paper and hang it out. As contrast to this will be given few definitions by Grace Hopper, Daniel Golemen’s model. At the end of the session we will have role play to do in pairs [driver (leader) and follower] when participants can practice changing positions to move around the hall(lobby), and will debrief how they felt. In addition will bring the complexity of the term in modern times without so much correlation to politics. We will end the session with the video of a Dancing Man which will be our bridge to the next session. 

TIME   12.00 – 13.30

RESOURCES –    paper A4 for definitions, prepare in advance definitions on colourful paper, markers, posters(flipchart).


DATE AND PLACE 19/5/2018

NAME  Leadership competence(s)

AIMS – to support participants in building confidence; to discuss what qualities the participants would need to be a good leader; to raise awareness on the qualities we have and need to develop to be a good leader; To reflect on features of a good leader and to create a portrait of an ideal leader;To explore our strong and weak leadership characters;

DESCRIPTION   The session will start with a test on leadership attitudes and functions in a team by Belbin (20 min); the test contains 7 questions and distinguishes the people attitude as 8 categories (working, coordinating, result oriented, creative, outwards, analytical, sensitive, thorough). It will help participants to see the importance of many competences which we possess and how they can enable us to be effective leaders. After giving a short briefing on results (sharing) the group will go into 4 groups and in each group one will lay on the flip chart and the others have to mark his/her body; the task of the group will be to create the image and to point out and to describe the features of the good leader( it can be as artistic as much and can be put name (30 min). Then, in plenary we will discuss the figures and choose the features of the ideal leader.

TIME   15.30- 16.30.

RESOURCES –   Flicharts (paper) ,  Belbin tests ( 7 pages to print per participant), scizzors, colourful markers, paper tape.


DATE AND PLACE 19/5/2018


AIMS    – Get to know all the NGO’s represented by the participants of the project. – Discover potential connections and links among them for the future – Group building


Energizer could be the human knot (all the group makes a knot and one volunteer has to undo it).

Each participant (or group of participants) will be invited to create a T-Shirt-Poncho using a flipchart where they will include the basic information from their NGO’s. (Name, city, main target group, main activities, experience in E+, future ideas for projects, “what make us unique”). When the ponchos are created, each person will be wearing the ponchos and present in 1minute (elevator pitch) their NGO. After that, they walk around to interact with others and understand a bit better their NGO’s.

TIME: 17:00-18:15    75’ (30’ for preparation, 20’ for the presentations and 20’ for the interaction)

RESOURCES–Flipchart papers, markers and some sticky notes colourful papers



AIMS    – Evaluate and reflect about each days learnings and outcomes. – Give feedback to the team of trainers to adjust the following days – Improve the group building process in small groups


Daily evaluation-reflection where the participants will be able to self-assess their learning outcomes of the day and to express what they liked or what would they change-include for the following days.

4 “Desi (Indian) Families” are created in the group, with 4 Desi (Indian) surnames. They are invited to gather, reflect and transmit the conclusions to the trainers afterwards.

–              General evaluation of the day: in 2 or 3 words

–              What did you learn today?

–              What could be improved for the following days?

TIME: 18:30-19:00

RESOURCES–Copies of each day evaluation paper


NAME: Teambuilding night activities

AIMS    – To create a good atmosphere in the group – To ease ice-breaking and teambuilding process


Group divided in 4 small groups. Movie quiz competition.

TIME: 18:30-19:00

RESOURCES–Projector and computer


NAME  Non -formal education

AIMS    – to differentiate between different training styles and learning formats; to learn new methods for evaluation of learning outcomes.


The first part of the session is on NFE – to show participants three pictures in formal, informal and non -formal situation and ask about what do they think about the pictures and what are the differences about the pictures . We will brainstorm on the differences between formal and non-formal education where the participants will suggest their answers. After that the participants will be asked to form 3 groups and to discuss the presented topic with the assistance of Limina cards – Learning in transition- 3 cards per group. Additional to this will be given task to prepare 1 scene of formal , informal and non-formal education situations in a 5 minutes theatre play. It will follow with preparation and presentation(acting).

TIME   10.00 – 11.30

RESOURSECES –   Pictures of the different learning formats; Flichart , Markers.



AIMS    – Analyses the styles of leadership and reflect on the benefits and challenges presented by each one in our context of nonformal education.


Energyzer: Create invisible triangles

The participants will receive 9 pieces of paper representing 9 different leadership styles (according to the model shown below). They will have to work in small teams to agree on the distribution in the grid, using authority and autonomy as the 2 variables.

After they create their own collage, the original one is presented and a group debate about the meanings of each style and the suitability for nonformal education start.

Ending with the TED video of the Orchestra Conductor Itay Talgram (TED Youtube)

TIME: 12:00-13:30

RESOURCES–10 copies in A4 (black and wite) paper of the model. 1 copy bigger (A3 if possible) of the same model and in colour (if possible). Scissors and glue. Flipchart. Projector and sound for the video.



AIMS    – To challenge ourselves in a simulation and discover what are the roles in a group –To continue the teambuilding process


Energyzer colour balloons run competition (one direction and the other direction)

2 sub-groups are created and the rules of the activity are explained.

–              Main goal for the whole group is to cross the river using the stones

–              Stones can not be touched by hand

–              Once the stone is “activated” it can’t stay empty, otherwise the crocodiles will take it forever

–              Only when all the group is in the river, the groups can start crossing the river

–              Special roles in the group (blind, pregnant, not using hands, not touching opposite sex)

–              If any rule is broken, they have to move back to the starting position

When the game is finished, debriefing start with the questions presented before in the “experiential learning” input.

–              What happened? How do you feel? What did you observe?

–              What could have been done differently? Why did it happen?

–              How can you conceptualize these learnings for your real lives? How do they link with reality?

TIME: 15:30-16:30

RESOURCES–20 pieces of cardboard (used boxes can be valid… it’s to create the “stones” of the river). 4 different colour balloons. Pegs (things to dry the clothes)


Intercultural night 1: India and Vietnam

NAME  The Learning Walk

AIMS    – to provide space for people being observer of a process; – to strengthen leadership competences; – to inspire leadership process within diverse context for participants – to set out small TED format presentations; -to reflect on leadership actions and attitudes;

DESCRIPTION   The session will start with a sharing of thoughts in pairs on the previous days (20 min) when participants can find place inside/outside the hall and share thoughts.The selection of the pairs will be based on this – to choose partner that they have not talked so far.   After that the group will meet in plenary and will be put accent on the role of the ”wise leadership” concept via 3 presentations from TED which we will be  seen and reflect on them – summarizing in the end of the session on 3 keywords which could have impact or vision  for participants actions – Leadership, Breakthrough, Process and additional will be a poster for Questions; the method which will use for communication with participants and to lead them through this road of visions will be Collective Harvesting method.  After each presentations the pax can put the notes they would like to share on the flipchart ( What have you discovered through the lens of your focus ? – on topics Leadership,  Breakthrough, Process ). Debriefing on main insights could happen afterwards.

The 3 presentations will be 

TIME   10.00 -11.30

RESOURCES –   Flipcharts (Brown Recycle paper in possible), post-its ( or made alternative colourful for the 3 topics, dowload presentations in advance


NAME  ”Discover the leader in me I, II ” – ”Sharing my passion”

AIMS    – to learn new techniques for making presentations; to acquire more confidence in public presentation; to  get to know more on the participants’leader attitudes; to find common interests and bring different groups of interests.

DESCRIPTION  The session will start with a short introduction of the TED format and how it was esteblished and spread around the world . I will start the session with presenting my passion. Each presentation will be encouraged to be limited in time – 10 min per participant. In advance the participants received instructions and 8 models of presentations which to guide them in the preparation. Furthermore each participant will be encouraged to ask questions and to find partners in future projects.

TIME   12-13.30 ; 15.30 – 16.30

RESOURCES –    projector, markers, flipchart.


NAME: Active listening, problem solving, empathy

AIMS    – To train and improve our leadership skills in this 3 areas


The group is divided in 3 mini groups and each one of them plays a small game to develop one of the 3 skills. 3 rotations of 20’ take place.

Active listening: drawing back to back. One picture is shown and the participant 1 has to describe it to their partner who can’t see and can’t speak. Then, on the second round, another picture is shown and in this occasion speaking is allowed.

Empathy: Dixit or Iconicus or Drawing with 1 pen and 2 hands

Problem solving/lateral thinking: Black stories game

TIME: 17:00-18:15

RESOURCES–Dixit cards or Iconicus, Black stories cards, pencils and papers.


NAME  Empowering myself& creativity -I, II

AIMS    -to get acquainted with new methods for expressing creativity; to be empowered through act of transformation techniques; to acquire new methods for leadership development;

DESCRIPTION  The session will start with presentation of the ”Theory U ”- on flipchart will explain – its content, and will focus on the steps – Co-initiating, Co-creating, Presencing, Co-developing, Co acting. After that will ask participants in pairs to discuss and to try to apply it. Will make correlation with the Theatre of Transformation of Rama Mani.

In the second part of the session will focus on the role of short messages in posters . Each participant will have the task to create short message on a poster on chosen topic in relation to team work, leadership, humanity on A4 paper on 2 languages – his/her own , and English.

The participants will learn more on the Loesje posters in the end…

TIME   10.00- 11.30 ; 12.00 – 13.30

RESOURCES –  A4 paper, markers, pencils, beamer, flipchart, brochure of Theatre of Transformation – print 14 copies (file).



1-    Find one or two or three monuments (marked in the map) around the central area of Aurangabad and take a group photo in the monument. Find out more about this monument (the history…)

2-    Find some people around the city to take a selfie with them and explain them about our project EUASAN.

3-    Find someone in the city who teaches you a tongue-twister or a new phrase in the local language. Record a video of you all saying it.

4-    Enjoy and discover as much as possible from the local culture!!!

Intercultural night (Greece, Spain, Hungary)

NAME: Leadership role play – Building 3d objects

AIMS    – To clarify the concepts worked during the training –


Energyzer: Ninja (presented by Niki) 

The participants are divided in groups of 3 people. One of them takes the role of leader/coach, the second takes the role of worker and the third one takes the role of narrator/reporter. (the activity proceeds in 3 shifts where the roles change each time).

The task is to create a 3D object using the materials given (papers, scissors, balloons…). The worker has to follow the instructions of the leader but the reporter is also speaking all the time and commenting on the different actions (this can disturb the process).

In the end, the debriefing shows the different styles of leadership and of teamwork, with the difficulties and the key aspects of success.

TIME: 15:30-16:30

RESOURCES–Printouts for step forward activity. Flipchart and colours. Projector and computer.


NAME: Inclusion exclusion

AIMS    – To understand the concepts related to the topic of inclusion/exclusion – To discover the nohate speech campaign – To discover the materials available to work in these topics


Activity “One step forward” Compass.

Presentation of concepts:



Stereotypes and prejudices

Pyramid of hate

Presentation of other materials by the Council of Europe:

–              Domino

–              Gender matters

–              Compasito

–              Bookmarks

–              We can

TIME: 15:30-18:30

RESOURCES–Printouts for step forward activity. Flipchart and colours. Projector and computer


Visit to the Allora caves and Maharashtra.

Theater of the oppressed 

10:00 Energyzers: Mirrors + Haiti-Hypnoses

10:20 Theatre of the oppressed:

  • Introduction to the tool
  • Ask for 4 volunteers and explain them the play. They prepare the play.
  • The rest of the people play the human statues.
  • Perform the theatre plays.
  • Debriefing

NAME: Erasmus+ and follow-up 

AIMS    – To understand the general idea of Erasmus+ – To discover the possibilities of the programme – To brainstorm about the potential future follow up ideas


Presentation of the Erasmus+ general concept using a puzzle that the participants have to put together with all the information.

Future projects ideas: using a template, the participants will develop some ideas for the future. They will be invited to think of their main topic of interest, after that they will have to cluster themselves around the different topics and develop a bit more the ideas using the templates given. The ideas will be presented and taken to the TC in Alicante to be developed more.

TIME: 12:00-13:30

RESOURCES– Projector, puzzle Erasmus+, templates for follow-up, papers and markers.

CONCLUSIONS RESPONSIBLE PERSON: Nataliya (E+) and Antonio (Follow-up)



Evaluation DIXIT (Antonio)

Evaluation Paper (Both)

Youthpass (Nataliya)

Messages in the envelopes (Antonio)


Brainstorming about leadership

Empowering, Guiding, Taking initiatives, make decisions, motivate people, trust, lead the group, Coordination, Visionary, Democracy, problem solving, having goals of the team, building hope, continuously learning, caring, responsibility, multitasking.

Quotes and statements about leadership

“The leader has the responsibility of the group” “Leadership is a duty” “Ruler cannot be a leader” “Motivators, connecting with the people, feel what the group feels, be responsible for the group, be polite, be creative and open minded, be authentic, self confident, passionate, energetic” “Leader Emotional intelligence Authentic Dedicative Empower Responsible Self confidence Hard working Iniciative Passionate” “Leadership is all about know how to do, what to do and where to do, with acknowledging the community” “One who can communicate and visions their ideas to take everyone together as role model” “Be the voice of the voices”

Advice to be a good leader

Leaders should: - Be transparent - Be ready to address the needs of the teams - Have charisma - Give more than take - Create good environment - Be patient - Create good relation between the leader and the team - Understand the team needs - Flexible with foreign languages - Creative - Motivative - Supportive - Trustful - Visionary - Good at networking - Self confident - Well organised and good time management - Accept the mistakes - Charisma+physical appearance - Good listener - Be confident - Find good points of the team - Help colleagues - Make team spirit - Protect team - Build good relations - Knowledge - Act the way you want the others to treat you - Be ready to learn from others - Be positive - Admite the consequences of your decisions - Enjoy the journey of leadership

The leader in me

Niki (GR): The experience of being a scout leader. “Kids will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” Mario (ES): How I became instructor of water sports. How to stand in a surf-board. “Children changed my mind” Dejay (VN): The experience as a volunteer (in AEGEE) with mentally disabled people. “Working with people with disabilities changed my mind” Vinay (IN): Volunteer in Poland in deaf community using sign-language. Sign-language lesson. “I learnt about a new country without speaking communication” Lissi (VN): Volunteer in Italy with people with disabilities, refugees, migrants and homeless. “Foreigners can make an impact by volunteering in a different country” Silvia (ES): Working in the social services supporting families with different needs. “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can” Saman (IN): Passion about climbing. “Keep supporting each other in life… Life is all about climbing” Sofia (GR): What it takes to be an athlete? Passion for rowing and sports in general. “Great euphoria after you finish a race” Nhi (VN): Volunteering in the field of child abuse. Social issue. “Stay positive and turn your bad feelings into strong actions to change society” Vedant (IN): The experiences of models and movies. “Don’t lose your hopes, stay positive and the time will come” Shubah (IN): Multicultural experience and volunteering in schools. “Give your 100% dedication” Christina (GR): Passion about music and singing. “When you work in a team the result is great” Mate (HU): From police academy to physical education teacher. Travelling and collecting the best practices from everywhere. “If you really want something, don’t let others discorage you” Renata (HU): Passion for sports started in childhood. Family support. “Never give up, there will be someone next to you to support you”. Ani (IN): From a hard childhood full of challenges to a successful career in physical education. “If you feel that you are lost, reborn yourself again and start all again” Janos (HU): Coaching gymnastics for many years. “Keep going, go ahead and never go back, just look forward” Marina (ES): Art and balloon modelling crafts. “If you work with your heart, everybody will enjoy” Gaurav (IN): Experiences in international projects. No hate speech movement. Visiting vs. travelling. “Every perception is a possibility, all are fine”

Theory U: Conclusions

Spain: problems in Cataluña about independence Spain: economic crisis India: problems about corruption in the government India: cast system and how people is divided Greece: problems of migration and refugees Greece: economic crisis Vietnam: problems with government, unique party and any opposition is not allowed Hungary: problems of migration and refugees Hungary: sport and business and money flows Vietnam: problems with education and people (mainly women) travelling to China and organ-traffiking.

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