Youth exchange „Say YES to EVS”

Our project began with getting to know each other and setting up some rules…

It was also important to get to know the city – city game was a lot of fun!

Our youth exchange was full of very interesting workshops prepared by national teams. Couple of examples below:

Latvian workshop – Youthpass

Types of learning:
Formal – regular learning in school or on the universityInformal – learning school subjects on extra classes (the teacher is teaching you), learning cooking at home (someone from your family is teaching you). It’s just learning with a teacher or kind of a teacher.
Non-formal – learning from yourself, that’s we’re doing on this youth exchange. There are no grades and no tests. The facilitator (on this project Marija) only guides us.8 key competences and basic skills.Key competences and basic skills are abilities which EU wants to teach every EU citizen. On the Erasmus+ projects we learn these competences.

The competences are:
– Literacy (mostly reading and writing)
– Multilingualism (foreign languages)
– Numerical, scientific and engineering skills (maths and intelligence)
– Digital and technology-based competences
– Interpersonal skills, and the ability to adopt new competences (learning to learn)
– Active citizenship
– Entrepreneurship
– Cultural awareness and expression (world knowledge)

Games about the key competences prepared by Latvian team:Latvian team has prepared 4 games and they divided us for 4 teams. Every team had to play all games and it looked that we did a circle, like in the end we almost came back to the first game. The games were about learning to learn, mathematic competences, foreign languages and about the world knowledge. Our task in the game about learning to learn was to make a glasses from paper with Liene’s tutorial. Then world knowledge – Reinis and Neds made a quiz about world for us and we had to solve it. Next we went to Marta and she gave us a simple math test. And after math test we went to Līga and Guna for the game about foreign languages, our task was to write some nouns, verbs and a number and then they wrote those words to the blank spaces in the story. The stories from teams were funny. And that’s all about Latvian workshop. I think everybody enjoyed it.

Workshop of the Romanian team

It all started with a fun traditional erasmus+ game, but later moved on to a presentation about the European Solidarity Corps and about “perfect” volunteer qualities. We watched videos about international volunteering and how it can benefit us. Also about volunteer programs and the opportunities of volunteering. But what about perfect volunteer? Participants were divided into teams where they were given the task of depicting on a poster who is a perfect volunteer. Each team singled out that a volunteer should be helpful, open-minded, charismatic, positive, inspiring, disciplined, and put others before themselves. But how can we become perfect volunteer? The Romanian team pointed out that the most important thing is to have passion, not to be afraid of changes and always help others. Probably everyone would agree with these thoughts.We thank the Romanian team for an organized and very inspiring time, which may be the starting point towards a perfect volunteer.

Workshop of The Polish team

As every other workshop, Polish team started their one with a phrase:Hey-Ho-Shh!In that way they got everyones attention and we were ready to start Polish teams workshop about Cover letters. How to write formal letters, how to tell the story in letters, what tone we need to use while talking and other things that are important when writing formal letters. After the really informative presentation that team Poland gave us, we had to point out things that should be used in cover letters, and things that we should leave out for the best. About the workshopPolish team had prepared us a very useful task. We had to write a Cover letter as a disabled person whose goal is to participate in ESC projects. Our teams opinion:We thought that the given task was very useful for the future, and we loved the presentation. We want to highlight Mikolaj’s and Czarek’s involment in this workshop, these guys were really involved in their workshop and as you know, hard work pays off. So a little applause for these guys.

Another session that we will definitely not forget was a online session with an actual ESC polish volunteer in Germany!

And a youth exchange could not be a ayouth exchange without intercultural learning – each team organized cultural night during which we could listen to presentation, play games, eat traditional food, drink some beverages and dance traditional dances! 🙂 Each of the nights was a great fun!

Projekt „Say YES to EVS” 2019-3-PL01-KA105-077626 został sfinansowany przez Unię Europejską w ramach Programu „Erasmus+”

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