Supporting Youth To Act Local, Be Social

From the 26th May to the 2nd June 2018 Creative Opportunities hosted 31 youth workers from 12 countries and 15 guest speakers, trainers and facilitators at Woodrow High House to deliver Supporting Youth to Act Local and Be Social - a training course funded by Erasmus+. The goal for the week was to come together to learn and share ideas on how to support young people to create and deliver their own social action projects, locally, nationally and internationally.


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The course was delivered through experiential non-formal learning techniques and participants travelled from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK. They shared information on local issues that affect young people in their home countries and experienced a range of techniques to develop necessary skills for campaigning.

They will now take their learning back home and share it with the young people they work with, delivering workshops and sessions to explore local issues further and engage their young people in developing their own campaigns for change!

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We were joined by speakers from the following organisations:

 Act Build Change

Founder Stephanie Leonard joined us as a speaker in a station rotation of activist success and returned to deliver a workshop on the power of one to ones.

The Advocacy Academy

Founder Amelia Viney joined us on Thursday morning to deliver workshops on tactics and strategy.

Advocacy Academy alumni Ilhan, Jemmar and JP joined us throughout the week to discuss their activist success. JP is one of the founders of  Undivided - ensuring the young people of the UK have their voice heard on Brexit.

Campaign Bootcamp

Lead Trainer and Outreach Coordinator Tamara-Jade Kaz delivered workshops on Anti-Marginalisation (co-delivered with Nonhlanhla Makuyan) and Power Mapping as well as facilitating.

Power Mapping

Labour International

Lola-May of Labour International joined us for a panel discussion about young activist success. Lola-May is also involved with The Fight Continues - A student collective in solidarity with the striking academics and opposed to the continuing marketization of higher education through zine journalism.

Momentum

Momentums National Training Organiser Beth Foster-Ogg joined us alongside Group Development and Volunteer Coordinator Santiago Bell-Bradford to deliver a session on negotiation and power.

Role Playing

Positive Money

Policy and Media Officer Simon Youel delivered a workshop on press releases. Youth Network & Office Assistant Nonhlanhla Makuyana co-delivered a workshop on Anti Marginalisaton with Tamara-Jade Kaz.

Anti Marginalisation

 

The Winch

Youth Worker Lita Wallis and Library Manager Lucy Telfer joined us along with Young Researcher Bengisu to deliver a workshop on zines and discuss Take Back The Power, a Participatory Action Research Project.

 

We received curriculum support and guidance from the following organisations/people:

Campaign Bootcamp - Nim Ralph

NEON- Ayeisha Thomas-Smith

PIRC - Dora Meade

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Keep an eye on our social media for updates about how the participants have implemented their learning and what their young people are working on!

If your organisation would like to enquire about taking part in a similar programme please contact ashar@creativeopportunities.co.uk or call us on 07952701641.