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Association for Children and Young People CHANCE

Association for Children and Young People CHANCE

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  1. Association for Children and Young People CHANCE

  2. Here we are • •Approx. 1000 sq. m working space • •Building belongs to the municipality • •All running costs paid by municipality • •Local, national and international activities • •Some 150 people per week • •Education – information – counseling – therapy – youth policy • •27 staff

  3. PRINCIPLES AND MISSION • Always bearing in mind the principle of respecting human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms we aim at: • -preventing and working with all forms of violence and abuse among children and young people, • -supporting and helping children and young people develop their creative, intellectual and emotional potential • -actively involving the local community in work for and with children and young people

  4. YOUTH WORK PRINCIPLES • Non-formal education • Co-operation with other NGOs and youth groups • Inter-sectorial co-operation • Active involvement and participation • Open and easy access for all • Knowing and respecting the needs of young people • Development of competences • Constant/continuous self-education/development • Motivated team – believing in what we ‘preach’ – focus on relationships

  5. YOUTH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

  6. TARGET GROUPS • Young adults • Young adultsat the risk of socialexclusion • Institutionsworking with the youth and for the youth • Localinstitutions

  7. PROBLEM BACKGROUND • No fields in which young people could actively participate are created by the local institutions • Formal educational system not suitable for young people self-development and goal-achievement approach • Lack of common youth policy and cooperation between the local institutions

  8. EFFECTS OF THE PROBLEM • Young peopledriftaway to othercountriesorbiggercities • Young peoplestay in Głogów, but turninto „complaining” mode, beingpassive and uncreative • Disfunctionalbehaviour (alcohol and drugabuse, violence)

  9. PROBLEM SOLUTION 1) SYSTEMIC WORK WITH THE YOUTH THROUGH: • Developing theircreativity and motivation (groups, debates, non-formaleducation) • Enhancingyoungpeople’ssocialskills • Servinghelp in educational, professional and psychologicalfields • Volunteering

  10. PROBLEM SOLUTION 2) INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK WITHIN THE INSTITUTIONS (localgov., NGOsetc.) • Promotingand understandingthe idea of cooperation and youthempowerment • Creatingcommonyouth policy • Creating a body responsible for coordinating and supervisngyouthactivities

  11. YOUTH TRAININGS • Development of skills: film, music, artistic skills, first aid • Regular training for volunteers, incl. civic competences • Training of peer educators – human rights education • Occasional training activities • Entrepreneurship skills training

  12. SUCCESS KEY FACTORS • Youth engagement • Trained team of youthworkers • Access to information, resourcesand help • Understanding the idea of youthempowerment and cooperationbetweeninstitutions • Mobilization of the localinstitutions • Publicity

  13. DESIRABLE RESULTS • Creatingyouth-friendly environment, throughwork with competentstaff and responding to youngpeople’sneeds • Empoweringyoungpeople and setting the trend of activelifestylethrough non-formaleducation • Teaching and multiplyingsocialskills, localidentity and socialawarnessamongyoungpeople • Runninglocal and internationalprojects and providing a properfolowup • Promotingyouthactiveparticipation and non-formaleducation

  14. Thankyou for yourattention  For more info visit: www.eng.szansa.glogow.org