As part of the dissemination on the Erasmus + project “Increasing Quality of Activities Targeting Rural Youth”, our organization created and coordinated Capacity Building Activity 11.
The 11th activity was held on 12th of February 2020 in Vlasotince. The member of the Youth association Logos introduced to 14 young people the Erasmus + work program, the opportunities it offers, how to apply for the programs and where to find information, and our main aims and goals were presented. Also the aim of this event was explained.
The participants had a warm welcome, and the Staff presented themselves and their role in the organization. Then a short presentation about our organization was held, and our main aims and goals were presented. Also the aim of this event was explained.
In order to get to know each other, the participants played a few name games and icebreakers, such as “30 seconds of fame” and “Who is the leader”.
The main activity on this event was teaching the participants, who are youth leaders in our and other organizations, “The Body Language as a Presentation Skill”. This session was held by a professional trainer, and the process of holding a good presentation was explained in detail. The “Body Language” was explored and explained in practice, so the youth leaders could use the knowledge in their everyday work. The “TED talk” workshop was presented, and the participants worked individually and had time to prepare their own presentations with the new skills they learned about (speaking skills, presenting skills, body language while presenting, time management etc.). After the preparation time, participants voluntarily went in front of the audience, and did their presentations. Each presentation followed 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 the 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.