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Alina, Irena and Gabriel running an Youth Club on Stereotypes

On 25th February Irena, Alina and Gabriel held a Youthclub session about stereotypes with the focus on gender. The target group were young Moldovans between 15 and 25 who were interested in European values and intercultural education. The main goal of the session was to make existing gender stereotypes visible in order to discuss them, to promote gender equality and to raise their awareness of how it’s possible to create an inclusive society. In mixed groups of five, the participants…

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What are prejudices?

On 18th February Irena, Alina and Gabriel gave a Youth Club lecture for young Moldovans on the topic of prejudices. The main goal was to raise the participants’ awareness concerning the power of prejudices. Since it is hardly possible to have no prejudices at all, it is very important to reflect on them and to realize, that most of them are not true. In order to achieve this goal, the participants were asked to imagine themselves as landlords who had…

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In someone else’s shoes

On 11th February, Irena, Alina and Gabriel invited young Moldavans aged 15 to 25 to their Youth Club meeting about discrimination. The topic was chosen to not only inform people about discrimination itself, but also to show them the importance of getting active when it comes to building a more inclusive society and to pursue European values. In order to make the participants aware of discrimination based on different unalterable characteristics the facilitators had prepared a role play. The students…

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Movie-screening on Discrimination

On​ 20th of January​ Ana and Arancha held lecture for Moldovan ten-graders of a lyceum. This time’s Youth club addressed the topic discrimination on the example of LGBT persons. The main goal of the session was, to enable the youngsters to learn about different forms of discrimination, to identify them in everyday-life and to fight against them in order to build up a more equal society. In order to make them experience what discrimination might feel like and what consequences…

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Second Youth Club delivered by Victoria and Laura

In our second workshop, we moved on from Identity to Stereotypes. We were lucky to work with the same group as the first workshop. The session started with a quick energizer where we got the students to act out particular ideas (love, peace, trees, vacation etc.). This was a good way to wake up, as our lesson was one of the first of the day. We then moved onto a fun CSI (crime scene investigation) activity to figure out who…

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Quiz fun

Right now the ADVIT family is growing and growing. In January, a plenty of new volunteers arrived in Moldova to do something meaningful while getting to know a new culture. Therefore we decided to combine the monthly volunteer meeting with a socializing event so that “old” and “new” volunteers had the chance to get to know each other. After a short introduction about the behavior in case of earthquakes, due to the recent increase of the latter, the games could…

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Participants of the project met last Friday for sharing the experience of the runned Youth Clubs and to plan the next ones. During the meeting was also presented the web page of the project “Let’s EXplore Intercultural Competence with YOU(th)” and disscused how the e-learning part should be done in the most useful way. Late Christmas presents were there in the form of nice T-shirts.

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Differences between formal, non-formal and informal learning

Non formal learning is purposive but voluntary learning that takes place in a diverse range of environments and situations for which teaching/training and learning is not necessarily their sole or main activity. These environments and situations may be temporarily, and the activities or courses that take place may be staffed by professional learning facilitators (such as youth trainers) or by volunteers (such as youth leaders). The activities and courses are planned, but are seldomly structured by conventional rhythms or curriculum…

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