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This is a reference for Erik Ghazaryan

Think Greener

The training activity took place
in Yerevan, Armenia
organised by Youth Breath
31.03.2014-07.04.2014

Aims & objectives

The aim of the project was to support 30 participants in their working process with youngsters in the field of children and youth rights, mostly connected with environment.

The main theme was water as a resource, water consume and infrastructure , plastic with it's consume, upcycling and recycling, as well as waste prevention and waste management options.

One of the project objectives was to enlarge the participant's knowledge about children and youth rights and that the youth workers gained their practical skills and experience about working with youngsters in the field of environmental issues, recycling methods and innovations.

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

Kinderburo, Austria(5 participants)
System and Generation, Turkey (5 participants)
Genista Research foundation, Malta (5 participants)
AEGEE Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine(5 participants)
Millenium, Moldova (5 participants)
Youth Breath, Armenia(5 participants)

The 30 participants are youth workers or active volunteers of the sending organizations.

Training methods used & main activities

The programme was based on the principles of non-formal learning. Participants were actively involved during the whole implementation of the programme.

Name games, team-building activities, Caffee corners, role-play games, simulation games, theoritical imput and learning by doing methods were implemented.

Every day, participants were taking part in reflection groups where they had to reflect on the learning process of the day, and provide suggestions or remarks for the trainers team and host organization.

Participants were also actively contributing during the workshops with their opinions, active participation, questions and comments to trainers and guest speakers.

Role plays, simulation games, working groups, team-building activities were the parts of the Training course.

Outcomes of the activity

The programme was based on the principles of non-formal learning. Participants were actively involved during the whole implementation of the programme. Every day, participants were taking part in reflection groups where they had to reflect on the learning process of the day, and provide suggestions or remarks for the trainers team and host organization. Participants were also actively contributing during the workshops with their opinions, active participation, questions and comments to trainers and guest speakers. During last phase while participants had to work in preparation of the future booklet with eco tips for children, participants were willing to learn and start cooperation in other youth activities.

Implemented activities included a number of workshops starting with getting to know each other, group-building exercises, formal introduction of the course, entering into topic of Intercultural learning, exploring the topic, sharing experience with each other, fostering critical thinking using different methods of non-formal education, presentation of ERASMUS+ as a tool for empowering young people, working in future project ideas.

The eco-tips booklet was also the outcome of the activity.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The training was implemented by one trainer.

My tasks were the following
1.To reach the objectives of the training using non-formal education methods
2. To facilitate the creation of the Eco-tips Buklet
3. To facilitate the intercultural evening as an added value for the Training course

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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