Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives

by Partnership for Every Child
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives
Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives

Project Report | Dec 30, 2016
Dignityland for Ukrainian Youth

By Igor Nosach | Project Manager

Know Your Rights march in Lviv
Know Your Rights march in Lviv

Dear friends,

Previously we shared with you our progress and achievements within “Youth 4 Youth: Building Skills, Transforming Lives” project, in particular, about youth clubs and developing life skills of vulnerable young people. This time we’d like to tell you what we do to promote civic activism of young people.

But first a little bit of history. Last year Partnership for Every Child gained the copyright from the Council of Europe to publish educational game “Enter Dignityland! A game for learning about social rights with young people through human rights education” in Ukrainian and at the beginning of March, 2016 public presentation of Ukrainian version was successfully held.

Enter Dignityland! is a card game in which players, as Members of Parliament in an imaginary country called Dignityland, are asked to decide on the social policies concerning social rights within a development plan for the next five years. Through argumentation and decision-making processes, players learn more about social rights and their links to social policies.

Followingly we encouraged Y4Y project youth trainers to play the game to within youth clubs and youth workers all over Ukraine to play the game as a separate activity or within their own set of activities. Usually young people get so interested with social rights and things they can do to promote or protect them, that they are ready to do certain activities.

Due to your generous support, we’ve got an opportunity to support 8 small projects on increasing community civic activism inspirited by the educational game and developed by, with and for young people. Majority of projects lasted from October till the end of the year and their average budget was around $250. You may ask “What were those projects about?” And here is answers directly from the projects J

Group of young people in Lviv (supported by youth NGO “Compass”) initiated marsh "Know your social rights" to draw attention of general public of local community to the issue of social rights. During the march young people gathered more than 200 signatures of locals for the petition on ennobling the park nearby popular cinema. In such a way young people contributed to improving landscaping of native city.

Within the project “Ukraine of Dignity” in Ivano-Frankivsk city (supported by NGO “League of Tolerance”) 60 young people took part in trainings on local activism based on the educational game. Taking the example of Dignityland each participant contributed to elaboration of the strategy for community development based on promoting social rights. Also groups of participants developed project proposals for advocacy actions and securing rights of most discriminated social groups or people in difficult life circumstances. In addition, young people gained new tools for implementation of their rights in everyday life. 

“Know More!” project in Dnipro city (implemented by Branch of Ukrainian Public Chamber in Dnipropetrovsk oblast) drew attention of young people to the issues of social rights, civic engagement, development opportunities for young people existing in the city. Within the project young people developed information campaign and competition of social video clips about human rights. In total, 18 small videos were received and demonstrated at different events for young people and also they were promoted online (look them through here). By the end of the project Youth Social Forum gathered project participants and authors of videos to discuss together impact of videos and what they can do more for social rights together. Winners of the contest and active project participants were awarded with pleasant prizes.

Youth NGO “Your World” initiated project on raising awareness about social rights and youth policy among young people in Poltava oblast. 180 young people took part in project activities and increased awareness about European standards in youth policy and promotion of social rights on the local level. Remarkably, after one of the project events seniors of the school in Pyriatyn city put forward a proposal to organize the game for educators from the whole city, which was already agreed and will take place next year. Project activities contributed to improving communication of young people with various groups, including the elderly and internally displaced people.

“Active youth – Active community!” project in Kropyvnytskiy city (implemented by Youth public association "Center”) engaged around 50 young people, improved their skills, necessary for defending and promoting social rights, encouraged to active position for making real changes in their communities. As a result, young people identified needs of local communities and developed 11 project proposals on various subjects aimed at solving community problems. Project team supported young people in initiating their projects and provided networking and exchange of practices. 

Group of young people in Zhytomyr (supported by NGO “Institute of Creative Innovation”) developed and implemented project combining trainings for young people based on the game in the form of debate storytelling and targeted youth information campaign. So, after 2 debate storytelling events “My country of dignity” SMM-campaign was developed, in particular, including social video experiment “Is this my country of dignity?” with field research on the level of awareness about social rights. By the end of the project 31 messages were generated in social media (mainly Facebook) attracting around 6500 views. As a result, project strongly  influenced raising awareness about social rights in the city of Zhytomyr. You may learn more about the campaign using hashtag #kreativ_Ukraine

All in all, these were just a few mini-projects, but they drastically changed the way young people think about their social rights in the local communities of Ukraine. Thanks to your support they became more confident and active in advocating for themselves and the others.

On behalf of these young people and the team of Partnership for Every Child let me say “thank you” once again for all you are doing for this project and wish you a happy New Year! May your 2017 be full of joy!

 

Warm regards,

Igor Nosach

Project Manager

and the team of Partnership for Every Child

Collecting signatures in Lviv
Collecting signatures in Lviv
Having fun playing the game in Poltava Oblast
Having fun playing the game in Poltava Oblast
Future doctors discussing social rights in Lubny
Future doctors discussing social rights in Lubny
Developing project proposals in Kropyvnytskyi
Developing project proposals in Kropyvnytskyi
With their project certificates in Ivano-Frankivsk
With their project certificates in Ivano-Frankivsk
One of the winners of video contest in Dnipro
One of the winners of video contest in Dnipro
Information campaign poster from Zhytomyr
Information campaign poster from Zhytomyr
Information campaign poster from Zhytomyr
Information campaign poster from Zhytomyr
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Partnership for Every Child

Location: Kyiv, N/A - Ukraine
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Vasylyna Dybaylo
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Vasylyna Dybaylo
Kyiv , N/A Ukraine

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