Programme: Lifelong learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci
Funded by: European Commission; Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Duration: 36 months
Lead Organisation: INTRAS Foundation, Spain
• CJD Frechen, Germany.
• Teatr Grodzki, Poland.
• Ozara, Slovenia.
SUVOT project arises from the need to end the social stigma attached to mental illness that makes difficult the incorporation of this target group in the labour market. For this reason, SUVOT aims to establish a methodology of experiential learning to enable people suffering from mental illness, learning disabilities or/and behavioral disorders to acquire skills in the cooking sector in order to facilitate them finding a job. The innovative aspect of the project lies in the simulation methodology based in sociodrama that will be used during the vocational training. Through SUVOT, one-year vocational training in cooking will be offered to the target groups in Germany, Spain and Slovenia addressing 30 people with special needs due to mental illness. Other main SUVOT activities consist in developing a set of teaching tools for training in cookies techniques, training of trainers about the SUVOT curriculum and simulation methodology and disseminating the results and products of SUVOT through the website. Moreover, SUVOT aims to be a model of self-sustaining economy in the third sector by using the food produced during the training to supply the needs of people living in the organization’s day centers and residences.