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Digital Storytelling: Empowerment for Resilience
Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project "Digital Storytelling: Empowerment for Resilience" is mobility project for youth workers. Aim of the project - to improve digital competences of youth workers by introducing them to digital storytelling and possibilities to use it in nonformal education, especially working with socially disadvantaged youth in order to build their resilience. Main activities of the project: 7 day training course for youth workers, which will take place in Valmiera, Latvia May 13-19, 2015; compilation of resources “Youth workers’ guide to digital storytelling”; using digital storytelling methods in practice; project publicity. During the 7 day training course youth workers will: • learn basic elements of storytelling and digital storytelling through nonformal education; • learn how to use free online digital storytelling tools (such as Pixlr, Audacity, WeVideo, PowToon, etc.) and how to build and publish their own digital story; • explore new ways how to work with vulnerable youth and built their resilience using digital storytelling and nonformal education methods; • create a resource pack “Youth workers’ guide to digital storytelling”. 30 participants from 6 countries (Latvia, Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey) will take part in the project. Project particiants (age 18-45) are experienced youth workers working with different target groups - rural youth, socially disadvantaged youth, youth with special needs, young migrants, etc. Requested funding - 19290.00 euro.
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