All Articles about Youth
EDVACAY Alumni Podcast Project
This initiative is focused on showcasing the work and successes of five participants from the previous nine generations of the EDVACAY program through a trending format of video podcast. Through five episodes of podcasts, EDVACAY Alumni Daniel Lazarević (2014/15) and Mahir Sijamija (2013/14) want to show to the wider audience how some of the participants benefited from this program, how they used it in their formal and non-formal education, and how they led by their example and encouraged others to be socially responsible and active in their local community.
This eco-friendly community-building project initiative was developed by EDVACAY Alumna Lejla Mašić (2019/20) who has been actively involved in her community for several years now and has so far initiated more that a few actions of planting trees in this town and has seen the benefits that these actions bring. Her idea behind this project initiative is to gather a group of people of all ages, from children to older citizens of Brčko, for a one-day ‘Flowering Marathon’, during which a large amounts of flower seeds will be dispersed around the Brčko city area by the participants, especially focusing on areas which seem neglected.
EDVACAY Team behind the 2020 “Just Another Day” campaign has decided to do a follow-up project. Armed with last year's knowledge they acquired on negative effects of social isolation on members of marginalized social groups, such as people with mental disorders, LGBTQI+ people, and people with development disabilities, the team decided to now have a broader social group as a target group of their project - not only the people who do not fit into the imposed societal norms of ‘normalcy’ because of their diagnosis or lifestyle, but also all those who experienced the feeling of isolation, loneliness, and insufficient support as a result of the pandemic.
This is mental (health)
Mental health issues are still a taboo in Polish society, preventing many from seeking help or being open about their condition in fear of being stigmatized.
ARTIVISM - on the use of Art as a social transformation tool
Inspired by the collective actions of Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, Maciej Rotowski of the 2019 Warsaw Fellowship organized a 5 day-long training on artivism in Spain. Together with YPAN he brought together artists and activists and equipped them with necessary tools to advance peace and human rights.
Politigra - play for change!
Anna Karwatka's Action Project aims to increase young people’s knowledge of the political discourse and their engagement in civic activism.
STREFA MOCY / Power Zone
With strong interest in gender equality Milena and Małgorzata knew right away they wanted their project to empower women and girls.
OVERCOMING PHARAOHS - international summer seminar for educators and youth workers!
Nitzan Menagem - chair of the German branch of the Jewish left-wing youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and founder of the educational initiative ROSBOT and Joanna Matera - psychologist focused on social cognition and intergroup relations - met online during the 2020 Humanity in Action Poland Fellowship/Academy of Human Rights. This inspired their friendship and project-collaboration!
The Art of Openness
In combining art, theatre or music workshops with teachings about equality and tolerance, Karolina wants to give voice to the teenagers, who can then use their art to communicate the issues they really care about.
Vršnjačko nasilje kroz vrijeme
"Vršnjačko nasilje kroz vrijeme" is a project that contains the idea of reminding parents, teachers, and students about the topic of peer violence and its effect on the victims and bullies.