Start date: Nov 15, 2015,
End date: Mar 14, 2016
Project ''Warm Hearts'' was realized from 30.09.2015.to 15.3.2016. The project was planned by youngsters during the project ''Lets Art'' in December 2014 at the workshop ''Thinking module''. Later on, that starting idea was turned into a mental map, logical framework and the tree of needs. Program activity was carried out from 30.01.-07.02.2016. in Solin and Split. There were 36 young participants on the project from Lithuania (Atviras Siauliu rajono jaunimo centras), Portugal (Group Informal de Jovens da Vila da Marmeleira), Romania (Asociatia Scout Society) and Croatia (OIP Posejdon). The project was supported by the mayor of Solin, principals of elementary schools of Solin and crime prevention Council of Solin, IV gimnazium Marko Marulic Split from the very beginning till the end of the project.
Various workshops and humanitarian actions enabled the development of skills related to tolerance, empathy, inclusion, respect. Project also had a positive impact on the introduction of participants to cultural diversity, development of solidarity and promotion of fundamental EU Values. "Warm Hearts" also strengthened the desire for volunteering and active participation in the local community.
All the planned workshops were integrated into the local community of Solin and Split. We used locations of Gospin otok in Solin for starting the each of the project days – energizer, EU Values, Step forward, humanitarian action ”Sweet warm hearts” to help home St. Rafael.Furthermore, the workshop”’ Split Challenge “ was carried out in Diocletian’s Palace in the city of Split.We also did charity work in children's department KBC Firule and in a home for children without parental care “Maestral” (Origami workshop for children, balloons, bracelets), both of which are located in the city of split as well.
Participants carried out all the planned activities and adopt new skills and knowledge which we have proved with a sociological research which we’ve carried out through online questionnaires at the beginning and the end of program activities (sociological report attached); the implementation of daily evaluations (target, fears and hopes, red- green evaluation, mood calendar, mirror evaluation); by filling out a personal diary, and issuing Youthpass certificates for all participants of the project.
Through this project, participants became the promoters of active civil life. Participants also acquired transversal skills such as didactic, tactile and dialogue skills. This project encouraged participants on a pro active role in the local community and to be active members of civil life, so that their affirmative ideas in accordance with their wishes, skills and knowledge could become the drivers of positive trends in the local community and encourage positive changes. Project also increased participants desire for volunteering and helping the ones in need.
Participants of this project made a base of potential future projects as well as planned humanitarian actions in their local communities. They’ve mastered the competencies such as production of promotional video, leaflets, photo album. From the day when the idea of the project Warm Hearts was created, young people were active in the Facebook group where they suggested and commented on the logo of the project, but also many other activities, thoughts, ideas and wishes.
All the mentioned activities will serve the participants in the implementation of thematic workshops, and later in further dissemination of project results according to plan of dissemination and exploitation of results, through the youth networks .
By the end of the project were implemented four charities (February and March 2016) and in each partner country. In Romania and Lithuania, young people organized a workshop for children, participants from Portugal are helping older people, while we are in Solin collected items for social supermarket. In Croatia workshops on volunteerism are conducted in the IV Gymnasium Marko Marulić Split and the Queen Helena Elementary School Solin.
All materials related to the project and results achieved which could be disseminated are on https://www.dropbox.com/home/Posejdon_EU/, you can also see the implementation of the dynamics project in our face group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1476566839300366/
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