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Youth Work / Dumánci

Youth work

Our non-profit organization works with young people since its very beginning in 2008 - long before it got its name and was officially created. The common features of the first events were activities in nature, a lot of outside and board games, singing with guitars, but also preparing food for everybody and cleaning the cottage. The goal was to lead children to realize that they can have fun without computers and alcohol – and even while working.

Since 2008 up to the present day our organization works with children in the form of weekend activities. They are mostly events at a cottage, but we have also organized a number of trips by train.

To keep improving our youth work, some of our members participate in international training courses within the Erasmus+ programme. In 2015 we managed to organize such a course in the Czech Republic focusing on the latest trends in the area of non-formal learning. In 2016 we held a similar one focusing on intercultural learning and we also took part in a youth exchange in High Tatras.

For May 2017 we are planning a youth exchange in Prague focusing on audiovisual technologies and the way to use them. The participants will learn how to make and cut videos and they will make their own short movie. We are also preparing projects for summer, but we need to wait if the Czech NA approves them.

 

Our current projects

 

Respect for Diversity - Everybody's Business (7th - 15th February 2019, Lebanon)

This trainig course for youth workers is going to take place in February 2019 in Lebanon and it will be attended by participants from the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Georgia, Tunisia and Jordania. The topic of the project is intercultural dialogue and tolerance towards people that come from different cultures or in any way differ from the majority. At the end of the project, the participants will create and test their own tools that they can later on use in their work with young people. The reason why we are organizing the training in Lebanon is that we believe that since the intercultural dialogue there is more intense than in any european country, the project will have an even deeper impact in these settings.

We have already chosen the participants for this project.

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

imProve leAdership Skills Through Storytelling-PASTs (11. - 16. 3. 2019, Turkey)

"imProve leAdership Skills Through Storytelling-PASTs" is a training course for youth workers, during which the participants will learn about the power of storytelling and at the same time improve their leadership skills. The participants will craft their own stories with messages that will inspire and connect others. The training will take place in Mersin, Turkey between 11th and 16th March 2019 and it will be attended by youth workers from 14 different countries.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

Infopack about the project will appear soon.

 

IVOTEU'19 (17. - 24. 3. 2019, Slovensko)

The youth exchange IVOTEU'19 will take place in March 2019 in Slovakia and it will be attended by young people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Turkey. The topic of the project is EU, the participants will learn more about how it works and they will learn to create and share their own opinions about the current problems within EU. We will also focus on the elections to the European parliament which will take place in 2019 so that the participants will arrive home as responsible citizens able to make a choice based on their new knowledge. During the project, the participants will also have the opportunity to meet with the locals and ask them about their opinions, they will experience a lot of teambuilding games, make new friends from other countries and learn about their cultures.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

Critical Youth FORCE (25. 4. - 3. 5. 2019, Latvia)

The youth Exchange „Critical thinking Youth FORCE“ will také place in Latvia from 25th April to 3rd May in Latvia and it will bring together young people from 6 European countries. The aim of the project is to raise the media literacy of the participants, to develop their skills of critical thinking and to increase their understanding of how media affect our perception. The project also aims to expand the international „Skepsis movement“, about which you can learn more here. During the project, the participants will together create and translate into their languages a comic book, which will help to deal with fake news and disinformation.

We have already chosen participants for this project.

Here you can find basic information and more detailed infopack will appear here soon:

 

Digital Youth (May/June 2019, Armenia)

We have organized a Digital Youth project two times already in Turkey, this time we decided to move the boarders of our intercultural exploration even a bit further and to visit Armenia. The country is changing, but the idea of the project stays the same. There are two kinds of aims - the first one is to promote intercultural dialogue and tolerance by using various activities and games. The second one is to teach the participants to use audiovisual technology (camera, computer softwares). In the second half of the project, these two aims connect and the participants get the task to create a short movie with a message about intercultural tolerance and fighting against discrimination. This way, they gain not only the experience connected to creating a movie (preparation, shooting, editing, acting), but they also learn to work in a team under time pressure and plan their work on their own.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

Infopack is coming soon.

 

Summer Camp Adventure (29. 6. - 14. 7. 2019, Czech Republic)

The youth exchange Summer Camp Adventure, which will take place in July 2019, will bring together young people from the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and Slovakia. The participants of the project will gain a wonderful experience of spending two weeks surrounded by nature on a beautiful campsite on a bank of the river Lužnice in South Bohemia. Simultaneously with the project, there will be also a summer camp for children running at the campsite and the participants will become camp leaders for them - they will learn what it is like to take care of children, prepare games and activities for them, but also to cook and keep the campsite clean. They will learn about other cultures and at the same time share their own culture with the other participants as well as the children. We are definitely looking forward to having a story of the camp, which will be in the background for the whole time and will make our days at the camp more interesting.

If you are interested in joining the project, contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz.

Infopack wih more information is coming soon.

 

Finger-travelling (probably 27. 7. - 9. 8. 2019, Czech Republic)

Finger-travelling is a youth exchange that will take place during the summer holidays at our beautiful campsite next to the river Lužnice. It will bring together 26 young people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Poland and Turkey. The topic of the project is getting to know the cultures that the participants come from. We will spend 5 days "travelling" around the world - each national team will have a whole day for themselves in which they will try to show the others as much as possible about the life in their countries. But we will learn much more by using various games and activities and at the end of the project, we will try to share what we learned also with others (the local people).  During the exchange, we will for sure organize a trip to some interesting location that we will choose together with the participants and there will definitely be also time to visit the nearby town of Tábor.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

Nature and Primitive Technology (end of August 2019, Spain)

The youth exchange "Nature and Primitive Technology" will take place at the end of August in beautiful Spanish mountains near to the town of León, which is full of historical sights. There will be young people from the Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Finland and Italy. The aim of the project is to experience living in the countryside away from civilization and technology. We also often don't realize, how much easier technology is making our lives, so during the project, we want to try to take care of ourselves on our own - to cook a meal, create simple tools, etc. This will definitely lead us to discuss topics such as leadership or sustainability, we will also enjoy many teambuilding activities, interesting workshops and games and get to know new friends from various countries.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can find more information about the project on its web page or in the infopack:

 

So far we have organized these projects:

2015 - Magic of Non-Formal Learning

2016 - Multipliers of ICL and ICD

2017 - Get Your Own Picture

2017 - Summer Camp Adventure

2017 - Feeling Outdoor

2017 - Digital Youth (Turkey)

2017 - Eco Possibilities for Entrepreneurship

2018 - Games for Change

2018 - Summer Camp Adventure

2018 - Youth Play

2018 - Digital Youth

 

And sent participants to these project abroad:

2016 - Eco-Entrepreneur (High Tatras)

2017 - Gender Awareness to be Aware (Estonia)

2017 - Multipliers of Non-formal and Intercultural Communication (Turkey)

2017 - Creative Entreprise (Italy)

2018 - Through Outdoor Experiential Learning to the Best of You(th)

2018 - EMpathY: Emotional Management, The Path for Youth - TC (Romania)

2018 - Green Youth Media (Turkey)

2018 - EMpathY: Emotional Management, The Path for Youth - YE (Romania)

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