The youth exchange will take place in Acitrezza City in the period of 2016 organized and hosted by our informal group.
- exchange of good practices in creative recycling;
- finding solutions for the environmental problems, by using art and design as main tools;
- recycling as the art of an inter cultural instrument of learning and social inclusion for youngsters;
At the end of the project the participants will be capable to:
-to make the youngsters to think in a conscious way about sustainability and go to actions
-to give them the opportunity to share best practices, find new techniques and learn together in an intercultural environment
-to develop youngsters organizing, coaching and mentoring skills inspired by other cultures
-to encourage intercultural learning by creative art
-to develop the confidence and to increase the self-esteem of the participants form the local level and the international participants using non-formal methods
- to create a playground for the youngsters in Acitrezza with the help of the whole community, by using recyclable materials from their houses, yards and other relevant places
We are going to use non-formal education as the main method of the exchange, we will organize workshops (with plastic, paper, silk, tetra pack boxes etc.), the working teams will be small and big depending on the activities, and at the end of each day will be the evaluation of the day. Through all this activities we aim to increase the cultural conscience of each participant, using art and design, to increase the self evaluation of the youngsters regarding how they evolved during this project and the main aim, how will they carry this experience in their own country, creating and helping others to create recycling workshops for disadvantaged youngsters, teaching them how to create something out of nothing.
The target group will be youngsters aged 18-30, interested in recycling and creating useful stuff from waste. At the end of the project we will organize workshops for the local youngsters to know that they can crate something beautiful for their kids using whatever they can find throw in their back yards.