Youth empower youth during Dream Youth Forum!

On May 24th 2018 Global dignity team was invited again to join all-Finland youth festival in Nokia headquarters. We participated the event back in 2016 and received a great feedback for our workshops with Ronja Salmi & Kamilla Sultanova from Idea to Reality. The topic for this year Dreams Forum was “The world is changing, dreaming boldly” (=maailma muuttuu, unelmoi rohkeasti). Two teams were selected to be volunteer facilitators.             Helsinki youth representatives (Helsingin nuorisoneuvosto) and 9th graders from Taivallahden peruskoulu who were to capture student’s dreams on a board during an opening of the event. Helsingin nuorisoneuvosto signed up to be our workshop providers. It was done so that young people can inspire young people and thereby use peer-to-peer learning workshops. Peer learning essentially refers to students learning with and from each other as fellow learners without any implied authority to any individual, based on the tenet that “Students learn a great deal by explaining their ideas to others and by participating in activities in which they can learn from their peers” (‘Introduction: Making the Move to Peer Learning’. In Boud, D., Cohen, Ruth & Sampson, Jane, 2001. We had 2 teams, team Helsingin Nuorisoneuvosto and team Taivallahdenkoulu. Team 9th graders at Taivallahden peruskoulu took part of volunteers Mikaela, Ria, Filip ja Ville and Esa, career counsellor. Their work was through interacting with students in noting down their dreams, to say that: “me kaikki olemme arvokkaita ja että meillä jokaisella on oma ainutlaatuinen persoonallisuutemme ja arvokkuuttemme.”               Team Nuorisoneuvosto concluded of Evi Koivunen, Sigrid Autio, Kaapo Haapanen...