Repair shop

Difficulty Difficult

Duration 60 minutes

Type of activity Long term activities

Season Any

Occasion Any

Suitability Physically fit

Locations Indoor

Tools

DIY and repair tools

pliers

hammer

nails

screwdriver

Goal

The aim of this activity is to cooperate in the wider area, with an emphasis on the practical contribution and the sharing of experience and knowledge.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Find the right space (big enough) for this activity.
  2. Announce the activity date to all volunteer repairman by email or social centers.
  3. Make posters announcing the workshop in schools and social centers.
  4. Request a mandatory registration for repairmen one week before the event.
  5. On the day of the event, arrange tables and chairs.
  6. Upon arrival, determine the type of repair.
  7. Seniors (repairmen) show to children how to repair or fix their object.
  8. Children try themselves to do the repair.
  9. At the end all participants fill out the satisfaction questionnaire.
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