On October 18-24, 2019, young people from our organization took part in an international project that was organized by the Fundacja Aktywni w Europie from Sosnowiec, Poland – „We are all humans“. The project was co-financed under the Erasmus + Programme.
Except for our group, the project was attended by representatives of Fundacja Aktywni w Europie (Poland) and representatives of Magna Carta Genclik Dernegi (Turkey).
The youth exchange took place in Poronin and it was attended by 36 people – each national team consisted of 10 participants aged 15-19 and 2 leaders.
The honorary patronage of the „We are all humans“ project was taken by the Head of the Poronin Commune – Mrs. Anita Zeglen.
The main topics of the international meeting were human rights, respect for human rights and prevention of their violations. The goal of the project was to broaden knowledge related to human rights and to respect them; raising awareness of how to counteract violations of humans rights and developing attitudes such as openness, tolerance, empathy, and solidarity.
The „We are all humans“ project also had the task of making young people aware that violation of human rights is a serious problem that appears in every country, environment, and community that must be fought and prevented.
The project was implemented in English, using non-formal education methods, such as name games, integration games, teambuilding activities, thematic sessions, theater workshops, presentations, meetings with the local community, national evenings, reflections and evaluations.
Within the youth exchange, participants visited two local schools where they presented created by themselves performance „Gallery of human rights“, which was based on pantomime. The main goal of the performance was to show the problem of human rights violations.
During the meetings, young people participating in the project talked about the topics that were discussed during the youth exchange, as well as about the Erasmus + Programme. The meetings were an opportunity to discuss the phenomenon of human rights violations as well.
National evenings, organized by the participants, gave the opportunity to learn about the traditions, cultures and regional cuisines.
„We are all humans“ had not only an educational dimension and contributed to the development of participants‘ competences, but also allowed to make new international friends. For many people, it was the first experience of working in an international team.