“I am a 1st year student of social work. Before I started studying, I spent several years outside Latvia, traveling, volunteering and gaining various experiences. As part of my studies, I chose to do my internship at the Resilience Center, because when I first heard about this organization, I was fascinated by the vision, mission, and goals of this center, which are in line with my ideas.!
This blog is about activities, events and experiences about a project which joins up young people and youth workers from Estonia, Latvia and Finland.
Come with your own idea
Idea of youth participation has led to workshops “Come with your own idea”, where young people have the opportunity to write projects and implement various ideas both individually and in groups. Young people who are involved in the such kind of workshop admitted that workshops have given them opportunity to learn, gain new experiences and make friends. Participating in Making my future project has awoke the want to create new projects for some of the participants.
Participation of youth at risks
Young people are always involved in various initiatives, programs and projects based on the resilience approach. It is always a challenge to create a place what offers possibilities. By participating in various events, camps and projects organized by the Resilience center, young people are given the opportunity to get to know themselves, their abilities and talents better. It's also great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and spend your free time usefully.
What I learned about myself and projects at the Finnish intensive week as a student of social sciences
Making my future was the first international project I got to work on as a social sciences student, and through this project, I got to learn and experience a lot of things from the “project managing -world”, in a short period of time. My name is Jenna and I am a social sciences student at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
Advancing social participation in Making my future project
By having the goal of advancing social participation, Making my future is aiming to reduce inequality, marginalization, and discrimination among the young people as a project objective. Hybrid intensive week gave new perspectives and opportunities to enhance participation and provoke the feeling of belonging in the Finnish group that had to stay in Finland.
Experiences from game-creation workshops
Elizabeta Heinsone is a 17-year-old participant of the Making my future intensive week in Latvia. Elizabeta is studying business in Riga, Latvia. This was her first time to take part in this project. In this blog Eeva-Mari Miettinen from TAMK is interviewing Elizabeta.