Training Course – Make a difference for new generations

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.

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