Friday, July 15, 2016

2 days in a life of a Youth Exchange way!

During 2 days we visit youth exchange in Cinisi to promote EVS and see the final work of the participants.

Youth Exchange represents a concrete action of promotion active tolerance and intercultural learning which will make participants support this values. Big emphasis will be given to the media education which will allow participants to develop competencies on critical reading of media and on the role of media in the field of human rights.
Here is the blog, where you can find more information about the youth exchange.
At the end they did a retrospection of all the work they did, so we watched different way of how interculturality is manage with different format: videos, theatre, pictures and vlog.

And now let's discover the exclusive interview of Tomi, Macedonian participant, who was involved in the project as a leader.
Can you introduce yourself ?
I`m Tomi Stojanovic, an architecture student from Macedonia. I`ve been an youth worker and activist since 2010, but the last few years I’ve been dedicated to my studies more.
What was your role as a leader?
As a leader my role was to prepare the participants for the exchange, to introduce them with the project, the activities, and their tasks there. The leaders met few weeks before the exchange to go through the program, to finalize the event and to discuss about it.
What is the main quality to have for doing this Youth Exchange?
You don`t have to have a specific quality to do any Y.E. If you are friendly, willing to give your best, to know how to listen others and understand their beliefs, ideas and background, you are fine for every Youth Exchange.
Why do you recommend this Y.E. for young people?
The Y.E. is a way for young people to develop themselves on every level. To meet new people, to make new friendships, to learn a lot about others, about their cultures, backgrounds, traditions, beliefs, to learn how to be tolerant, how to give support, how to receive support, how to understand, how to be understood, to learn how to fight against the society and to help fight with it.
Do this Y.E. made you want to do an EVS ?
Actually yes. Before I had in my mind that I maybe wanted to do an EVS, but now I actually consider of applying and give my shot at it.

Thank you Tomi for your answers!
Now you know more about Youth Exchange, which is a good opportunity that you can do several times so don't hesitate! There are a lot of themes and you can choose whatever you like.
And to finish we thank everyone who welcomed us warmly :)
See you next time!
Marilin and Zaynab

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