tisdag 6 september 2011

Day 1: Democracy

 Today was our first real day of training. We started with some ice-breakers, hopes and fears and rules for the week. Then it was time for Åse from www.democracy.se to introduce us to the theme of democracy.

In the evening we watched the documentary Zero Silence http://svtplay.se/v/2516860/k_special/zero_silence
We will have a longer discussion about the situation tomorrow and hopefully many questions will come up.

söndag 4 september 2011

What’s your motivation for attending the training course?

·         Interest in working more with workers across Europe. Interested in volunteerism and help people to become active citizens.

·         I think this course will be very useful for S. group; volunteerism is one of the group’s interests. Our group participate in many activities related to volunteerism, we would like to enrich our group skills, also the title of the training related to the events and the political situation that Arab world live. And I really need to own the techniques for inspiring youth.

·         Personally I'm always busy local projects, so this is my first experience in which I participate and I hope learn an experience that will enable me to organize a project this dimension

·         I am highly interested in doing some volunteering and want to have theoretical background so that to be properly prepared for it.

·         To develop a partnership with a youth group in Sweden and to learn new skills from your organization.

·         Only motivation for attending the training course is to be known more about the events happened in the Arabic world.

·         Meeting others working with similar issues, finding out more about the MENA group and its activities, sharing the experiences of Mashallah News, finding possible future partners and collaborators, immersing myself more in the revolutions!

·         The interest is to exchange about the best practices about NGO management efficiency. Furthermore, this exchange can allow making contacts for possibly ideas of deployment in other countries.

·         I would like to attend the training course because in our association, we are used to participate to such events and I it has a great impact on its members. In addition, the theme is really interesting, so is the diversity of all participants.

tisdag 30 augusti 2011

Soon it's time!

Draft of daily program for participants - “Yalla lets act”

Updated: 29 aug 2011
Please note that this is a preliminary program. Times and trainers might be subject to change.
Monday 5th September
18.00 Dinner
19.00 Welcome!
19.30 Democracy evening briefing and some personal insights by Tomas Axen Haraldsson
20.00 Get to know evening activity

Tuesday 6 September:
08.00-09-00 Breakfast
09.00 Morning News and getting team building
09.45 Presentation about the MENA-group and HBTQ-initiatve
10.00 Democracy academy (www.democracy.se) about democracy within organizations
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Continuation by the democracy academy
14.30 Break
14.45 Continuation by the democracy academy
16.00 Collecting boarding passes and tickets
18.00 Dinner
Free time
Wednesday 7 September:
08.00-09-00 Breakfast
09.00 Morning News
09.30 Presentation about Love No Borders project
10.00 Organization mingle and networking
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Jämfota (http://jamfota.se/) about a norm-critical approach
15.00 Break
17.00 Dinner
18.00 BBQ
Free time
Thursday 8 September:
08.00-09-00 Breakfast
09.00 Morning News
09.30 Fanny Davidsson (http://www.fannydavidsson.se/) about human rights and structures for participation and volunteerism
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Continuation by Fanny Davidsson
14.30 Break
14.45 Continuation by the Fanny Davidsson
16.00 Reimbursement
16.30 Free time
18.00 Dinner
Free time

Friday 9 September: Study visit day and Stockholm tour
Participants choose between two blocks of study visits:
10.00 Group 1: Study visit Fryshuset
            Group 2: Study visit Kvinnors Nätverk
11.45 Lunch, Fryshuset
14.00 Guided tour
16.00 Free time
19.00 Dinner
20.00 Party and intercultural evening

Saturday 10 September:
08.00-09-00 Breakfast
09.00 Morning News
09.30 EVS in Stockholm
10.00  Workshop about Volunteerism- by Sofia and Maria 
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Youth in action and New Euromed programme by Nur
13.40 Break
14.00 Project planning
16.00 Project presentations
17.00 Break
17.15 Evaluation
18.00 Dinner
Free time or bye bye party

Sunday 11 September: Departure day

söndag 7 augusti 2011

Don't forget your prep. tasks

Preparation tasks

1.      Something to share and teach the others at the intercultural evening. This might be a dance, a game or something else. Also bring food or other things you would like other to taste. 

2.       Please answer the questions in the second attachment of this email.
       Send a short presentation about yourself and your NGO before 1 September to yallaletsact@gmail.com This will be published at the blog of the project.
        Send your arrival, departure and cost for your travel (both domestic and flight tickets) to yallaletsact@gmail.com before the 2nd September.