Kick off meeting
In the beginning of February we organised the kick off meeting of the Ukrothe project. Partner, Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, hosted this succesful meeting.
In this project, 3 Ukraine HEI’s (Higher Education Institutes) will be supported by Belgian and Portuguese HEI’s to implement a curriculum for Occupational Therapists according to the standards of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. Innovative in this curriculum will be the huge amount of practical training in new equipped classrooms and internships. Therefore not only the teachers of the HEI will be trained to teach the new curriculum, also staff form hospitals and rehabilitation centers will be actively involved and trained. The working places will have a crucial role as the guides and the coaches of the internship students.
Also the government will be closely involved, their support is needed as they have to acknowledge the skills of this new professionals and often rehabilitation centers are public authorized, so the government decides on the profiles of the staff.