Hope’s training workshop in Cyprus
Denise Mizzi, a projects support officer at the University of Malta’s Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, attended a one week Train the Trainers workshop on the Hope’s Training Tool at the Pedagogical Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus recently.
Hope’s project is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme KA2 − Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices (Strategic Partnerships for school education). The project was launched in September 2016 with 24 months duration and is implemented in five EU countries: Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Malta and Portugal.
The programme targets pri- mary school teachers to empower them through their ability to interact and positively influence students' behaviour and abilities. The newly developed innovative educational tool assists in guiding children on issues related to self-knowledge, mental resilience, happiness and positivity.
This innovative training tool for teachers is based on the theoretical framework of Positive Psychology and Character Development. On 23 September, the third transnational meeting took place in the same venue, where all partners decided on the next stages of the implementation of the programme. The programme will be implemented in a number of Maltese schools in the coming months.