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Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering

by The Kosovar Organization for Talent and Education TOKA
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering
Support 500 Kosovo Youth Learn by Volunteering

Summary

This project trains and mentors 50+ teachers and youth workers from all over Kosovo to lead 25+ volunteering groups with 20+ youth participants each. These groups design and implement Service Learning projects in their community, leaving a permanent positive impact for thousands of beneficiaries. Service Learning projects are directed towards the improvement of a community, which also help volunteers develop skills that increase their chance of future employment.

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Challenge

Kosovo has a large youth potential as 25% of the population is under 19 years old. But, most of this youth lacks practical and professional skills necessary for their employment, according to both national and international assessment tests. The education system has proved to be inadequate in preparing them for the labour market, as demonstrated by the fact that 53% of youth in 2017 were unemployed. TOKA's extracurricular activities assist participating youth to build the skills they need.

Solution

This project tackles two main issues regarding the education of youth in Kosovo: 1. It helps teachers improve their teaching through the use of Service Learning methods, and 2. It improves the job prospects of the youth participants because of the skills they attain while implementing Service Learning projects. All the while, the community benefits from their social activism - by enjoying the positive changes resulting from the volunteer projects.

Long-Term Impact

50+ Teachers and youth workers from all over Kosovo will be trained in innovative teaching techniques - making their teaching more engaging and practical for their students. 500 Young people will gather in volunteer groups and develop important professional skills while implementing their projects. Urban and rural communities in Kosovo will benefit from the improved community environment (e.g. new playgrounds, improved parks, anti-littering campaigns etc) resulting from the projects.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​toka-ks.org
TOKA's Website
TOKA's Facebook
TOKA's Instagram
TOKA's LinkedIn

Organization Information

The Kosovar Organization for Talent and Education TOKA

Location: Pristina - Kosovo
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @n/a
Project Leader:
Jehona Gjurgjeala
Pristina, Pristina Kosovo
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