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FEAT-DS

Electronics and Employability Advancement for Adults with Down Syndrome  

The FEAT-DS project is dedicated to promoting inclusion and diversity in education, training, youth development, and sports, specifically focusing on individuals with Down syndrome. Instead of treating them as passive recipients, the project actively involves them as direct participants and contributors to the project’s execution. The primary goal is to create an inclusive educational environment that caters to the specific needs of individuals with Down syndrome. 

Startdatum: 01/09/2023  

Enddatum: 28/02/2026  

Projekt-Referenz: Form ID KA220-ADU-F80B1E35 

EU-Zuschuss:   

Programm: ERASMUS+  

Schlüsselaktion: KA2 Cooperation among organisations and institutions 

Aktionstyp: KA220-ADU - Kooperationspartnerschaften in der Erwachsenenbildung 

 

Projekt PARTNER: 

  • MB “Efekto grupe” – LT 
  • NGO NEST BERLIN EV – DE 
  • Sdrujenie “Sporten klub “Special Olympics- Pleven”” – BG 
  • QUALITY CULTURE SRLS – IT 

Projekt THEMEN:  

  • Disabilities 
  • Gleichberechtigter Zugang und Übergang zum Arbeitsmarkt 
  • Neue Lern- und Lehrmethoden und -ansätze 

ZIELGRUPPEN: 

Adult educators aged 20 and above  

Adult learners with Down syndrome aged 18 and above 

Projekt ZIELE: 

  1. Identify hurdles for adults with Down syndrome in terms of access to sufficient education and training opportunities in the Consortium’s member countries and at the EU level.
  2. Provide adult educators with new methodology knowledge and abilities, as well as mentoring and support programmes, resulting in an improvement in their competencies and interventions with the target group.
  3. Empower adults with Down syndrome by providing them with electronic knowledge and abilities, which will boost their job potential as well as their self-esteem and social perspective. 

ABSTRACT: 

The FEAT-DS project is dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity in education, training, youth development, and sports, with a specific focus on individuals with Down syndrome. In contrast to traditional approaches, the project actively involves individuals with Down syndrome as direct participants and contributors to its execution, aiming to create an inclusive educational environment tailored to their specific needs. 

The project’s objectives include identifying hurdles for adults with Down syndrome in accessing education and training, providing adult educators with new methodologies and support to enhance their competencies, and empowering adults with Down syndrome by teaching them technology to boost employment and self-esteem. 

The implementation involves a pilot phase of an e-learning course, engaging adult educators and electronics specialists in a co-design method to create a training format and web platform. Adult learners with Down syndrome will then test the blended program’s training format and web platform. 

The anticipated results include deliverables such as an e-learning course for adult educators focusing on tinkering, coding approaches, and mentorship schemes, a research report detailing findings on the educational needs of adults with Down syndrome, a teaching format based on tinkering methodology designed for adult learners with Down syndrome, and a web platform with coding interactive modules adhering to high-end accessibility standards. This comprehensive approach reflects the project’s commitment to fostering inclusive and accessible education for individuals with Down syndrome. 

Project OUTCOMES.    

  1. 1 E-learning course for adult’s educators centred on tinkering, coding approaches, and mentorship schemes. 
  1. 1 Research Report detailing the findings of extensive research on the educational needs of adults with Down syndrome, as well as the current offer. 
  1. 1 Teaching Format based on tinkering methodology designed for adult learners with Down syndrome. 
  2. 1 Web Platform with coding interactive modules that complies with high-end accessibility standards 

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