Vulnerable young people: Job and life skills

by Fundacion Oportunidad
Vulnerable young people: Job and life skills

Project Report | Dec 21, 2017
Starting on Monday 4th of December

By Andrea Hellemeyer | Executive Director

Dear Donors,


A brand new edition is about to begin! We area thrilled to share with you a bit our planning. We think it is a good way for you to know us better and to take a look to the way we are working:

Workshop 1:

1) Presentation of the equipment and workshops (15 minutes)

2) Presentation of the young people. Individual (name, age, where I live) (15min.)

3) Ejector shaft: Why am I here? Why did I sign up for the Mentoring Program?
Dynamics: "Exquisite Corpse" (30/45 minutes)
a) How did I come here? Each young person must complete the word / phrase that his previous companion says. One of the coordinators can start the sentence, so that they can continue completing it.
b) Why did I come here?
Objective: that the group can build, in a playful and joint way, a group story of how and why they got there. The idea is to be able to inquire about the imaginaries and representations that are put into play, as well as to begin to gather information about the context, interests and needs. Investigate the reasons why young people decide to approach the program and the workshops.

      4) Ejector shaft: What is being young? (30/45)
Note: The coordinators, according to the evaluation of the group climate, will decide the relevance of one or another dynamic.

Dynamics 1: General trigger question. What is being young? Brainstorming on poster.
Taking the emerging axes, the proposal consists of forming discussion / discussion groups where each group must defend with different arguments the position of the group to which it belongs. Each group is grouped according to the adjective with which it is identified. Ex: being young is being "fun", "worker", "lazy"

Dynamics 2: "A day of life". In small groups, they are given an image of a young person (magazine cut). The slogan is that in a group they assemble a story about a day of that person's life. They are assigned 5/10 minutes to put it in common among them and then each group shares what they thought orally.
Objective: to investigate the imaginary of "what it is to be young", through the representations that the proposed dynamic triggers.

5) Recreation (15 min)

6) Ejector shaft: Who am I? (30/45 min)

Dynamics 1: "Molding with play dough".
Each young man is asked to make some free design of something that represents him with the plasticine. At the end, each unit should tell the rest, what it did and why it represents it.

Dynamics 2:
It is proposed as a slogan that each think 3 strenghts / skills / know-how, and 3 weaknesses / concerns / concerns.

Optional dynamic 2: that each one make a list of 3 things that you like about yourself, and 3 things that you do not like.

Objective: that young people, through the different proposed dynamics, can begin to identify representations linked to self-concept.

7) Closure. Review of the work. Agenda, representations, imaginary emerged in the dynamics. Resignifying and giving meaning to the elaborated.

In our next report we will be sharing some photos of the workshops that begin next week!

Thanks for you support

FOP Team

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Fundacion Oportunidad

Location: Capital Federal, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Fundacion Oportunidad
Andrea Hellemeyer
Project Leader:
Andrea Hellemeyer
Capital Federal , Buenos Aires Argentina

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