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Support and empower Roma Youth

What?

Support and empower Roma Youth Erasmus+ KA2 is a strategic partnership is to improve cooperation and exchange of good practices between involved organizations to support and empower Roma youth through non-formal education methods.

The specific objectives are:

… to increase personal capacities of involved organizations in non-formal education methods

  • Organise training of trainers
  • Coaching of the trainers during the whole learning process
  • Transfer of experiential learning and outdoor education methods from Élményakadémia  and Outward Bound Slovensko to People in Need Slovakia

… to increase the quality of youth work the involved organisations provide, particularly in adopting a new learning programme for Roma youth using volunteering action as a tool

  • Adopt, test/run, evaluate a learning innovative programme for Roma youth
  • Create methodology pack (summary of used tools, methods and lessons learned)

 

Who?

10 fully trained youth workers from Slovakia, who prepare, run and evaluate four months long learning programme for Roma youth. They take part in a long-term learning process supported and coached by trainers from Élményakadémia.

14 young people with fewer opportunities coming from Roma settlements directly participating in the training programme, who prepare, run and evaluate the volunteering actions.

Partners 

Projectflow 

In the beginning there was a Training of trainers run by Élményakadémia to train 10 youth and social workers from Slovakia. This programme was inspired by the programme – From us to you – implemented in Hungary.

In July 2018 there was a first session of the summer programme called Heroes for 14 young people with fewer opportunities coming from Roma settlements. The programme was planned as 3 x 6 days long experiential learning activity using non-formal education and volunteering as a tool to empower Roma Youth. During the first part in July participants had a chance to meet with Hungarian youngsters, who shared with them their experiences from Hungary. Some of them are now junior trainers running similar programme every year there. For some of the youngsters from Slovakia this was very inspiring. On the other hand the young people from Hungary felt very motivated and it was empowering indeed for them to be in this role of role-models.

In August and September 2019. the youngsters organise themselves as a team volunteering actions in 3 communities:

  • music concert and afternoon full of games for children in Sveržov
  • preparation and distribution of food packages for families in need in Dlhé Stráže
  • painting of washrooms in a school in Roškovce

The video about the project:

The photo album: