Programme: Erasmus+ Youth, Key Action 1: training course
Venue: Bad Laer, Germany
Dates: 6—16 December 2021
Please read the info-pack.
Participating countries: Germany, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Spain, Lithuania, Czech Republic
Hosting organisation: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT E.V.
ᵢHola! Welcome to Germany! Welcome to the world full of happy people, fun, friendship and honesty. It was my pleasure to travel to Germany (Bad Laer) with three other Czech people on the 6th December. We were really excited about the project “ Everyone has the story to tell” that ended on the 16st December. There were 20 people from countryes: the Czech Republic, the Turkey, Italy, Greece, Spain, Lithuania and from the hosting country: Germany.
Thanks to the perfect preparation and organization of our leaders – Nana and Nely we were able to create a wonderful team without any single mistake! During a lot of activities we got to know each other better and better and thanks to many group works, we were able to cooperate quite easily. We were dealing, for example with digital storytelling method, using photography and short movie as tool to present our ideas. It was combination the power of creating personal narratives and our modern need to „go digital“.
Moreover, we experienced quite a lot from Germain vital culture and great Germain food, drinks and we had a lot of opportunities to explore the city of Bad Rothenfelde with famous thermal spa.
Considering it all in all, this project had something special in itself. Everything was so calm, pretty and amazing, like somewhere in the dream. What is glorious is the learning and sharing information, good practices, tools and methods between the youth workers, educators and teachers. The most important thing is the fact that every individual can do something to make the situation about inclusion better. Presentation of our results allowed us to practice English and move our level a little bit higher! During the project we were analyzing, editing, discussing, thinking, evaluating. We had many workshops and simulations.
For all of us this was only the beginning. Now, when we are back home we can try to realize our ideas and be happy if any of them will come true. We can start with creating a lot of beautiful things or we can use education as the most powerful weapon to change the world. Everything is up to us!
To sum it up, if there is no EYCB as the great group allowing a lot of people to do amazing things EYCB would have to be invented! Thank a lot every single person allowing these projects to happen!