Training course: Story by Story for building Community
Location: Gulbene district, Latvia
Dates: 11-19 October 2018
Number of participants: 24 participants
Participating countries: Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Organizer: Aluksne and Ape Community Foundation
Apply here: Application form
Deadline to apply: 16 September 2018
Date Of Selection: 19 September 2018
Inquiries about this training course: Ilze Zvejniece at email@example.com
There is no participation fee. Accommodation and food will be provided.
We will reimburse travel costs after the TC and after receiving original travel documents.
POLAND 275 EUR
CROATIA 275 EUR
ROMANIA 275 EUR
IRELAND 360 EUR
SLOVENIA 275 EUR
FINLAND 180 EUR
SWEDEN 275 EUR
SPAIN 360 EUR
LATVIA 0 EUR
Link to application form can be found in the end of Info-kit.
Story by Story for building Community
This TC will gather 24 youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities and social inclusion process in order to develop their capacities to create transformational and sustainable learning environments using Storytelling method.
Storytelling can open up new perspectives and influence attitude and behaviors. At the same time, creating sories can be a healing process as creators observe and reflect on themselves, emotions, processes around and other people.
Objectives of the Project
*To enable 24 youth workers to get to know and experience the non-formal method of Storytelling.
*To enhance the skills of 24 youth workers in guiding young people with fewer opportunities on the path of social inclusion using the method of Storytelling.
*To increase the motivation of 24 youth workers to work with youth with fewer opportunities for their social inclusion.
*To create a bridge of transferability of both theoretical frame and the methodology of the Storytelling method towards the community.
This Training Course will be based on non-formal learning principles which means learning by doing, learning to be, learning to be with others and learning to learn.
We will use methods of improvisation theather, team building activities, brainstorming, disscussions, storytelling in various different ways, creative writing, outdoor activities, community work with real young people etc.
Youth workers, social workers, teachers, youth leaders that are professionaly involved in social, educational and youth work.
*have a current and at least 1 year long experience in working with young people with fewer opportunities (as a volunteer or paid worker)
*be ready for follow-up activities (sharing gained knowledge with colleagues within and outside the organization, organizning at least 1 follow-up activity with at least 10 young people)
*have fluent English language skills
Location and accommodation
We will be staying in a guest house “Vonadziņi” in Gulbene district where the main activities will be organized. For about 2 days we will also visit Aluksne town where the community work in school is planned.