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Joseph Teuma

About:

I am freelance trainer in the youth field area. I have been involved in youth work for about 15 years. I graduated as a professional youth and community worker in 2008. I was also involved as a volunteer in Youth Organisations. I am been active in many projects mainly in various actions of the Youth in Action programs. However, through this work I travelled a lot and experienced different styles of youth work.
I have given many trainings in various countries in the YouthWork field area.....

Joseph Teuma has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Joseph Teuma

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Current occupation

I am a graduated youth worker. I do detached youth work in a Youth Café. I am also a freelance trainer in the youth field. I have been involved in following training programmes: • Training with Agenzija Zghazagh (Maltese Nation Youth Agency) on the following topics: o Leadership Skills o Study Skills o Basic youth work skills with refugee or subsidiary protection status persons • Form part of the Pool of trainers with Maltese national agency for Youth in Action. The following are topics that I am currently working on: o EVS volunteers in On-arrival and Mid-term evaluation programmes o SOHO programme o Project Management o Non-formal Concepts o Youth Pass o Self-Development o YiA New Applicants o Learn for a life time…through Youth Work • Preparations of other training programmes are in Netherlands on Inclusion and Slovakia on Non-Formal Learning

Work experience

I have been working as a youth worker with a local NGO (ZAK Malta) as a volunteer for the past 12 years. Through this experience I managed to acquire and enhance inter and intra personal skills: such as team work, time management, assertiveness and communication. I feel better equipped with qualities which strengthen my personality and communication skills. Such skills were further improved during my work experience abroad. I think that opportunities such as international seminars, international general assemblies and leadership trainings in Holland, Bulgaria and in the Youth Council of Europe in Budapest and Strasbourg were also assets to my self-development. I was also a leader of groups of young people in European projects in various countries where I also had the opportunity to give my input during intercultural workshops.
Lately, I have given training to topics related to Youth in Action Programme locally and even in Italy. Moreover, I am giving life skills training to young people.
I am in the pool of trainers at our local national agency for youth in Action programme EUPA. At the moment I am also giving life skills training mostly on one to one basis to young people with less opportunities and who are in search for employment. This project is called E4L ‘Embark for life’. I am also preparing 2 short training courses of 6 sessions each foe our local national agency for youth - ‘Further their studying skills’ and ‘leadership skills’.

Educational pathway

Through these 15 years of experience working with young people, I have learnt that the non-formal approach to deliver an educational value has a stronger response to youth. In fact Tight (1996) states that the non-formal setting is the most effect means of learning and training outside the school curriculum. In my work as a trainer I am always at the look out for different educational tools that I can use so that my agenda is effective. In my way of working with young people I always use games to build up a strong hold of group dynamics. The book ‘The Woodcraft Folk (1998)’ about the interpretation of games as non-formal educational approach really impresses me - ‘...games are useful and fun activity in themselves ... they have enormous value as an education tool enabling those involved to focus on, and learn about themselves, their peers, and issues affecting them.’ I feel that the most important aspect of non-formal education is the processing and the discussion after an activity. Additionally I think that this style transmits enthusiasm to participants!

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Africa

Language Skills

  • (good) English

Trainer references

  • Speed Dating

    Validated (2019-01-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Fermo Italy
    organised by Forum Oratori Italiani
    7 - 11 December 2011
    Reference person

    Carla Acerbi

    (organiser)
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  • Brush the Tempo of Integration and Interaction

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Dingli Malta
    organised by SOS Malta and Agenzija Zghazagh
    1 November - 6 November
  • EVS Mid term evaluation meeting

    Validated (2018-05-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Malta
    organised by European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) Malta
    5 - 7 April 2013
    Reference person

    Marvic Ann Debono

    (Manager YiA - EUPA Malta)
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This profile was last modified on 2017-01-30

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