ESN Country: 
Belgium
City: 
Bredene
ESN Section: 
ESN VUB EhB Brussels
ESN Saint-Louis
ESN Leonardo Kortrijk
ESN Hasselt
ESN ICHEC
ESN ULi├Ęge
ESN Leuven vzw
ESN Gent
ESN Mons
ESN HELMo
ESN Namur
Date of the event: 
Friday, 3 May, 2019 - 17:45 to Sunday, 5 May, 2019 - 15:45
What is the main cause of the activity?: 
Type of the Event: 
Description of the event: 
During our National Event, in Bredene, we hd several activities and challenges for the international students.
Over 400 international students in Belgium joined this weekend by the sea.
Since it was during the Social Inclusion Days, we decided to propose some activities to raise awareness of the situation of people with disabilities and to take action with environmental activities.

The whole National Event was not dedicated to SID, but the following activities were.

- Art in the dark : blind folders on their eyes, the International students had the opportunity to create pieces of art without the capacity od seeing. This activity was one of the most successful ones during the whole weekend and we even implemented twice.
The participants discovered how is to leave and to do things (Painting, creating, writing) without their vision.

-karaoke with Sign language : participants had the opportunity to learn a song in sign language and to sign it ll together. This time, they were earing impaired.

-plogging: a group of participants run for almost 5km taking trash on the coast and on the city.

-collecting bottle caps: in collaboration with Amis des Aveugles, we collected bottle caps to donate them. They invest the money to pay the training of guidance dogs.




Type of participants: 
ESNers
International Students
Total Number of ESNers participating in the activity: 
20
Total Number of International Students participating in the activity: 
400
Total Number of local participants participating in the activity: 
0
Have people with disabilities attended the event?: 
Yes
Was your event accessible for those?: 
Yes
Did you cooperate with other organisations for this event?: 
No
Additional Comments / Outcome of the activity: 

Pictures will be shared soon
The different situations of international students with disabilities and the environmental impact of trash by the sea were explained and debated during the activities.

Other causes that have been tackled at the same time? : 
Environmental Sustainability
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