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This is a reference for Sandra (Alexandra) Horea

Change Must Go On

The training activity took place
in Riga, Latvia
organised by Humana People to People in Latvia
10th - 18th September 2016

Aims & objectives

The AIM of the project is:
To empower 24 youth workers coming from EU and EECA region (Latvia, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine) to use the potential of non formal education in developing active global citizenship among young people.

The OBJECTIVES of the project are:
1. To increase the knowledge regarding active global citizenship, global warming of 24 youth workers coming from 8 countries.
2. To develop skills for using Storytelling, PhotoVoice and Sensory Labyrinth Theatre non-formal methods of education that will enable 24 youth workers coming from partner countries.
3. To create a bridge of transferability of both theoretical frame and the methods of non formal education towards the community.
4. To increase motivation for becoming educational agents of change of 24 youth workers coming from 8 countries.

The training address the need of raising awareness on global education issues in the World, particularly global interdependence, intercultural education, sustainable development, peace education by developing methodological materials for schools, providing teacher trainings and interactive workshops for schools; developing and involving young people in non-formal education initiatives and projects in international and local level.

The training fits to the goals of the organization because HPPL is member of Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) and is represented in the Global education working group of LAPAS promoting and lobbying global education issues in wider society and political level.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The target group of the activity were youth leaders and youth workers, teachers and lifelong learners and they came from Latvia, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Moldova.

The trainers team was composed of three persons:
Ruta Kromberga (Latvia), Nacho Salgado (Spain) and myself from Romania.

Training methods used & main activities

The topics of the training are:
- Active global citizenship;
- Glocalization;
- Climate change;
- Non-formal method of education Storytelling;
- Non-formal method of education Sensory Labyrinth Theatre;
- Non-formal method of education PhotoVoice;
- Self-Empowerment;
- How to create, deal, adapt change;

During the 7 days of the training course, participants have been involved in exercises, group work, creative workshops, role-play, simulations and other non-formal activities.

Outcomes of the activity

24 participants equipped with key competences connected with Global Education and non-formal methods of education and to design sustainable spaces environments.

A booklet on how to use the Storytelling non-formal method, the Labyrinth Theatre non-formal method and the PhotoVoice non-formal method in dealing and approaching the Global Education field with the young people.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the main trainer within this training course and my tasks during within the team were: delivering sessions based on non-formal education methods, facilitating group discussion, preparing materials, facilitating evening activities, providing support for the participants, publishing a 20 page publication.

I worked on this training for 7 days days as a full time trainer.

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