INTRODUCING PROJECT OZO

PRESS RELEASE 1 (March 2017)

The project “Bottom-up online self-help for underprivileged parents” (OZO, in Dutch: Bottom-up Online Zelfhulp voor Ouders met een achterstand) by the Ezzev Foundation has started. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

 

Background

  • Within the rich existing Dutch supply of services providing support to underprivileged parents, an online self-help environment is lacking that offers an interdisciplinary approach, rather than a one-specialism approach, and chooses a bottom-up approach in which the already available parent resources are taken as the starting-point.

 

Project aims

  • Implement an online environment for underprivileged parents;
  • Stimulate underprivileged parents to enrich the self-help environment with their own resources;
  • Empower underprivileged parents by means of a learning module on how to start, have and end a dialogue – with other adults and with their children;
  • Empower underprivileged parents by means of a learning module on how to present oneself on video;
  • Empower underprivileged parents by means of a learning module on how to present oneself on online.

 

Project inspiration

  • Point of inspiration for the project is a Greek parent bottom-up initiative at the Maraslion Primary School in Athens. Each Saturday during the school year, parent association PAEPSM organizes get-togethers for parents in the school building in which parents freely share resources like knowledge and skills.

 

Project structure

  • (March/ April 2017) PAEPSM organizes for Ezzev volunteers a training session in which their best practices are presented;
  • (May 2017/ April 2018) Ezzev drafts a project plan which is to be discussed with PAEPSM;
  • (May/ July 2018) An online parent self-help platform pilot is conducted in the Netherlands, and possibly in Greece and Poland too;
  • (August/ September 2018) The project result will be presented: a toolkit for parents to create and administrate a self-help platform including newly created interdisciplinary knowledge project modules on communication and auto-presentation online and on video.

 

Contact

  • Ezzev Chairman Onno Hansen-Staszyński
  • Email: onno.hansen@gmail.com

 

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