The young people who attended the IO2 Local testing sessions of the YIL online games were UNACCOMPANIED FOREIGN MINORS aged 16 - 26 and living in residential facilities for unaccompanied minors (mostly community-based facilities) managed by 2 associated cooperatives of the cO&SO consortium: cooperativa Odissea in Lucca and cooperativa Il Cenacolo in Firenze.

Participants were: 6 from Nigeria, 4 from Guinea, 4 from Gambia, 4 from Ivory Coast, 3 from Mali, 1 from Ghana, 1 from Somalia and 1 from Bangladesh. However, only around 15 of them tried the on-line games supported by their educators (see below).
The young participants had been selected by the trainers/ social workers who facilitated the piloting sessions. All of them had been chosen as they attend a personalized social integration path in order to acquire the necessary knowledge / skills to leave the social care system. Through schooling, vocational trainings, computer classes, etc the young adults are acquiring life skills to be autonomous and independent. In this framework the From Youth to Independent Life project, fitted very well.

The piloting sessions of the YIL on-line games would have been held in parallel with the face-to-face training of IO3. During the piloting sessions of the face-to-face training, the Career and Job-related Skills module was presented. Both the trainer from Odissea and the one from Il Cenacolo used some of the interactive activities/methods proposed in that module, however they had to adapt them a lot due to language difficulties the young participants faced.

As mentioned, in order to carry on the 2 pilots in parallel, we provided both trainers the link to the on-line learning platform to use it with the participants. The task was to test all the  on-line modules / games in order to provide us feedbacks for the revision phase.
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