Training Course – Make a difference for new generations

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The TC “Make a difference for new generations” brought together 27 youth leaders and youngsters from 8 different countries to improve the competencies of youth leaders which work with children education and promote Compasito manual. The training was implemented on 12-20 March 2014 in Pogradec, Albania and was implemented from Youth4Society organisation.
Objectives of the activity were:
• to develop competencies of 27 youth workers/ leaders in key concepts of human rights education with children
•  to promote Compasito (manual of human rights education for children) and to familiarize the participants with its approaches and activities in order to use it and adapt in local realities
•  to review and address essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for youth workers working in human rights education for children and to offer to then practical tools how to work with children on human rights education
•  to promote non formal education among youth leader who are working with children
•  to develop future partnership among youth leaders in activity in order to set up  a pan European network of youth workers working in human rights education with children
• to promote Youth in Action programme as a tool for promoting children rights and peer to peer education
Some of working methods used were: brainstorming, small group work, open group discussion, theatre, role play, ranking, simulation exercise, open debate, round tables, learning by doing, collage, presentations, feedback and theoretical input from trainers.
The direct beneficiaries of the project were participants. The training was designed to offer them the possibility of working for one week with young people coming from other cultures, interested in Human Rights Education for children. The impact in the group was related not only to Human Rights Education for children but also it helped in fostering their participation, acceptance and tolerance of other people from other cultures, improving different skills in  themselves, creativity and mutual understanding in a group. The project was a form of rising awareness about other cultures, other organizations involved in the field and also in local community.
Participants improved knowledge about Human Rights in general and in particular human rights with children, knowledge about each other country profile regarding children rights, knowledge how to set up workshops and how to implement them, knowledge about Erasmus +, knowledge about children development levels, knowledge how to work with children and facilitate activities, knowledge about other cultures etc.

Youth Exchnage – Long Live Love

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The youth exchange Long Live Love  took place in city of Pogradec, Albania. The project was hosted by Youth4Society organisation during 1-9 March  2013.  During 8 days,  43 youngsters, from seven countries: Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Germany, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Kosovo shared their ideas and opinions about topics such as gender equality, sexual education, sexual trasnmitted diseases and other themes about the Youth in Action Programme. The implemented activities were based on non formal education approach.

Participants, 7 group Leaders and 5 participats per country, got familiar with the concept of non formal education and  they were encouraged to express their opininon freely about the senstive issuses of gender and sexual education. The intearaction and exchange of opinons between participants from SEE  and EU related to the topic gave them the opportunity understand better the situation in different countries and to break prejudices about the disscusions on the topic. Several sessions of the activity were used to give general information about the history and expalanation of main problems related to sexual education and also to give the possibility to all the participants to talk about them in small groups or in the all the gruop together. Different examples of how these issues are considered in Ballkan countries were given during the sessions Sexuality and values (Day 4). Possible ways to make people with fewer possibilities (especially those coming from low level classes, those lacking education related to the topic ect) were discussed in the some of the session too. A wide rage of information about the spread of sexual trasmited diseases nowdays and the fight for promotion of the safe sex were given to all the participants in order to have a clear picture of the problem but also to understand the importance of sexual education and to use the information back in their country, association and local level.

Link: Photogallery Youth Exchnage  – Long Live Love