As part of the dissemination on the Erasmus + project “Increasing Quality of Activities Targeting Rural Youth”, our organization created and coordinated 8 capacity building activities.
The third activity was held on 19th of August 2019 in the office of VCS – Volunteers Center Skopje, and 10 young participants took part in it.
The participants were welcomed, and the Staff presented themselves and their role in the organization. Then they held a short presentation about our organization, and our main aims and goals. Also the aim of this event was explained.
In order to get to know each other, the participants played few name games and icebreakers, such as “Name + what I like” and “Speed dating”.
The main activity on this event was teaching the participants “Conflict Resolutions”. This session was held by a professional trainer mediator, and the process solving conflicts was explained in details, also few methods and ways to solve conflicts were presented. Then the participants were given examples of conflicts and they worked in pairs to finish the task – to find a successful way to solve those problems and conflicts. After the preparation time, participants presented their work. Each presentation had a constructive feedback and comments of how and where they can do better given by the trainer.
After this, the staff held a presentation of the Erasmus + programme, and it’s many possibilities for the youth, with Q&A session. Then the participants played a Kahoot quiz, just so they can see how much they learned about Erasmus + programme.
The project “Increasing Quality of Activities Targeting Rural Youth” was presented and also future events, projects and possibilities that the participants can take part in.
This event was important for the participants because they had the opportunity to learn something valuable, since it is very important for youth to know how to solve conflicts, and problems in communication while interacting with other people.
During the event, different tools from non-formal education were used as interesting name games, presentations, discussions, question and answers session etc.