Date: 02/10/2014 – 02/04/2016

Venue: Italy (Caltanissetta), Senegal (Ziguinchor), India (Vijayawada), Vietnam (Hanoi), Kenya (Nairobi)

The project “The Young Side of the Moon” aims at promoting the exchanges and cooperation in the field of youth between youth organizations engaged in community development from different World-contexts (Italy, Senegal, Kenya, India, Vietnam, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus).

The project will focus on how the global crisis affects young people in its multi-dimensions. Different youth needs around the world will be addressed according to a creative approach experimented by PRISM, which is based on use the concept album of Pink Floyd entitled “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Therefore, according the sequence of the songs contained in the album, the following topics will be addressed: Economic Crisis (Track: Money), Crisis of cultural references and values (Tracks: On the run / breathe), Migrations and Inclusion (Track: Us and them), Environment (Track: Eclipse). The project includes different mobility activities of youth workers: N.1 Training Course (IT) + N.4 Job Shadowing activities hosted in the Partner Countries involved. The TC will provide a non-formal and creative training on the Project Cycle Management linked to the concept on Nonviolent Community Development, equipping youth workers with knowledge, key competences and learning tools needed for the development and delivery of community-based projects. The job shadowing activities will offer a reciprocal opportunity for practical learning experience, exchange good practice, acquire key competences and build long-term partnerships. The overall goal is to engage youth workers to step up into leadership roles in their local and global communities as agent and multipliers for sustainable co-development and growth.

Main actvities:

  • Training course in Italy (Caltanissetta) involving 24 youth workers from all participating countries.

  • Job shadowing in Senegal (Ziguinchor), India (Vijayawada), Vietnam (Hanoi), Kenya (Nairobi) involving 20 youth workers from all participating countries.

The partnership:

  • PRISM-Promozione Interanzionale Sicilia-Mondo, Italy

  • Resource Hub for Development (RHD), Kenya
  • Volunteers for Community Development and Environment Education, Vietnam
  • New Beginnings Charitable Trust, India
  • DOREA Educational Institue WTF, Cyprus
  • Jaunatnes Iniciativu Centrs, Latvia
  • INTER ALIA, Greece
  • Federation Dimbaya Kagnalen, Senegal

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