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Street Wise- Urban art and critically engaged young Global citizens
Start date: 30 Sep 2015, End date: 29 May 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The application is focused on one Activity. This is a training programme that will take place over six days in March 2016 in Cork with 32 people involved. Countries involved Italy Hungary UK The training is coordinated by Youth work Ireland cork but will offered to Irish youth worker/ young leaders across the country both from youth work Ireland and other youth organisations The training will provide a space to build skills, competencies, motivation and methodological approaches for Youth workers organisations who engage young people to nurture competencies of young people to enable them to grow a responsible, critically engaged and critical Global Citizens. THEMES The engagement and exploration in the themes of • Active global citizenship • Global justice themes • Advocacy and campaigning OBJECTIVES -To support youth workers to nurture young people’s sense of and understanding of active global citizenship -To equip youth workers with facilitation and skills to enable young people to find their voice and express their opinions advocating for local and global justice issues -To explore useful competences for young global citizens and explore how to nurture competences such as empathy, ability to advocate for self and others, curiosity, initiative/ participation critical thinking skills etc -To support youth workers to develop practical skills to support young people to create public street art expressing their opinions and ideas. eg Graffiti, Stencil, Paste-ups. -To nurture youth workers own creativity to enable them to support young peoples creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. METHODS APPROACH WORKING METHODS The methodology with focus on the model of learning that connects the HEAD- knowledge, know-how, HANDS- Practical skills and motivation and initiative to be active & HEART- understanding, empathy, emotional relationship to themes and connection to personal values and attitudes. The training will guide the youth workers through an experiential process that will help them develop their own personal connection to the themes of active global citizenship, social justice and importance of initiative and advocacy (head and heart) The training will create meaningful spaces of reflection on the experience and how it can be applied in their direct work with young people. (Head and Heart) The active experiential approach will support motivation and passion to engage young people in themes and approaches and to put learning into action (heart and hands) The practical skills based elements will provide specific tools to put the learning into action with young people (hands) RESULTS IMPACTS The project aims to impact on the organisations involved By increasing motivation and confidence of youth workers to work creatively with young people and to engage them with Global Justice themes It aims to impact on youth workers capacity to nurture young people’s sense of and understanding of active global citizenship The youth workers will leave with new facilitation and skills to enable young people to find their voice and express their opinions advocating for local and global justice issues The youth workers own creativity will ahve been enhanced to enable them to support young peoples creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme has very specific objectives about the application of learning to direct practice with young people within the organisations represented. The learning and outcomes of the training will be useful for those directly engaging young people who want build the theme of global citizenship in their practice and who also want to develop a more creative approach to their practice both in the youth work field and beyond
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