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Forward Together

The theme of the project we participated in was using digital transformation for inclusive and sustainable non-formal education. The project gave us much more than just new theoretical knowledge. Besides the fact that the topic was very interesting, the program was quite rich and unusual, the organization that organized the project was made up of the best possible people in the right place. It was the people who participated in this project together with us who made the biggest contribution. They made this project a unique and very rewarding experience of a lifetime. Although we hardly knew each other before this week, we became almost a family during that week, functioning together without any difficulties or problems. We helped each other, formed diverse teams regardless of likes or dislikes, and were able to work together on various program activities. The organizers Fotini and Panagiota from the Culti Multi organization are amazing trainers and never had a problem explaining anything to us more than once if necessary, or changing the pre-prepared program a little bit due to the requests of the other participants.

We have learned the main differences between formal education, non-formal education and informal learning, for example through YouTube videos. We also learned how to use digital technologies and modern conveniences to create different tools for non-formal learning. The first was the ActionBound app where we were divided into teams and made to walk through the streets of Kalamata and follow the GPS arrow on our phones to complete different tasks such as finding the tourist information center, the monument in the square or the historical church. It was super fun and a perfect opportunity to use gamification to explore a place through a game. Another cool tool was Kahoot for creating online quizzes, where people can join in directly from their phone and race each other to see who clicks on the right answer faster. But the most fun was with the Bamboozle app, where you can create a quiz where points can also be lost or stolen from another team. We gained very valuable information on how to informally educate youth using gamification.

The organization and accommodation were also well managed. From the beginning we were adequately informed about everything we needed - where the hotel was, how to get there from the airport in Athens, which bus to take, where to get off, which bus to take to Kalamata and then the way from the station to the hotel.  Any of our questions and requests were promptly answered and fulfilled. We tasted authentic Greek cuisine in Kalamata and the food was very tasty and prepared with quality local ingredients. We even managed to get to a local wine tasting where we had the opportunity to taste almost all of the wines that Kalamata and the surrounding area produces.

This project could be summarized as not only meeting our expectations, but even exceeding them by a large margin. We learned a lot of useful things. We had a lot of fun during and after the program. We understood what it is like to belong to a marginalized group that doesn't have the same opportunities as we do. We met amazing people and enjoyed Greece to the fullest. We have made new friendships and can't wait to meet these people again.

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Forward Together

(Training Course)

Learn how to become a digital youthworker!

/13. - 19. 04. 2024/Kalamata/Greece

Forward Together

Project organization: Culti Multi

The training course will take place between 14th of April and 18th of April 2024 in Kalamata, Greece (bear in mind that the duration of project including travel days is 13.-19.04.)

In an age characterized by rapid technological developments, the essence of learning and education is changing
dynamically, making traditional educational models increasingly obsolete. It is imperative that we equip those
working in the youth sector with the skills, knowledge and insight needed to navigate this new landscape and
harness it to create inclusive and sustainable learning environments.

 

The project objectives

- Empower participants by giving them additional knowledge about non-formal learning, but also supporting them in understanding the importance of non-formal learning in empowering young people and shaping sustainable and inclusive communities.
- Introduce participants to digital tools and platforms, enabling them to effectively integrate technology and drive digital transformation of the services they offer to young people.
- Experiment with methodologies that enhance sustainability and integration in non-formal education environments, ensuring equal access and participation in the learning process.
- Facilitate the exchange of good practices and the creation of a network between both cooperating agencies and participants and the development of a united front to address challenges and develop skills through the implementation of joint actions and the exchange of good practices and tools.
- Contribute to the further recognition of the importance of non-formal learning, but also to the development and digital transformation of youth work.

 

Working language: English

Participating countries: Czech republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy

Number of participants: 27

Who is the ideal participant in the project?

  • Youth workers with NEETs (18+).
  • Eager to learn a lot about digital innovations in youth working
  • Better than just “good” level of English 🙂

Group requierments:

Slovakia will be represented on the project by a group of 3 participants

In particular, the group’s role will be to actively participate in the project program in an effort to meet its defined objectives. The secondary task will be to present Slovakia and its culture in an interactive "intercultural night".

Important info:

The accommodation and meals are 100% covered by the coordinating organization.

Travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants up to 275.
Each participant is individually responsible for the planning and implementation of the trip. Extremely important: The participant is obliged to keep the travel document to and from the destination and hand it over / send it to the project organizer according to his instructions.

Insurance: Travel insurance is NOT paid by the participants or subsequently reimbursed. Each participant is obliged to take out health insurance, which is valid in Greece.

How to apply for the project??

Send us your CV (in English) + motivation about why YOU should go to this project at project@youthfullyyours.sk

INFOPACK can be found by clicking HERE 🙂

Deadline to apply: ASAP

Project is financially suppoerted by Erasmus+ program.
ErasmusPlusO

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