Civil activism and volunteering were the topics of the second module of the "Learn, Think and Act!" training course for generation 13. 


Participants learned about ways they can participate in the society and improve their community. Youth who are taking part in this training come from different parts of BiH, so the focus of the training were issues faced by youth in the community. 


"A very useful module, fantastic trainers! Not a lot of theory, which in my opinion is less useful than practical work. In a very short time span, this module helped me make important life decisions." - said Lamija Mezit, a participant from Konjic. 


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he organisers are particularly proud of the fact that that the participants found within themselves the answer to why they volunteer and why they want to contribute to their community. They also learned about examples od successful youth initiatives that inspired these young people to launch initiatives themselves. 


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Just like previous modules, this module include Coffee time with... the Secretary of the Youth Council of FBiH, Jasmina Banjalu?ki?. Jasmina talked about her activism in Klju? and the changes she made together with her colleagues, and about the importance of activism in her day-to-day life.


 

The third module of the Learn, Think and Act! for Adults showed that we learn throughout our lives and that adults are grateful for new knowledge.


During this module, the focus was on service learning, from classrooms to active citizens who participate in creating a better society


The third module is focused on developing competencies teachers need to adequately initiate and support different actions and activities of their students in the community, civil and social activism, volunteering and other actions.


By engaging in concrete exercises and activities participants learned how they can work with their colleagues to improve classes and how to help students put to use that they learn in every subject, and encourage them to participate in the community. 


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“When I started this training I asked myself what I was doing here, but now I see that all the theory with practical examples are something I can use to improve my work and be better prepared for class. A lot of what we learned here is new to me. I see now that teaching theories are very important for me, as a social worker who wants to work with children.” – said Šemsudin, a social worker from Velika Kladuša.


The participants are high school teachers from across BiH, young people applying for teaching positions in BiH schools, and people in auxiliary professions such and psychologists, pedagogues and social workers. 


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“I got concrete advice on how to work with students, and I know that everything I learned will help me be a better teacher.” – says Ajla from Mostar.


Learn, Think and Act! for Adults is a non-formal education training intended for adults who work directly with children and youth in formal education. This training program was designed to support high school teachers in developing the competencies they need to successfully plan and conduct the learning and teaching process, based on experiential learning, effective and relevant teaching methods and strategies, while providing a safe and engaging environment  where students will feel supported and motivated and prepared for lifelong learning.


The training was designed and is being implemented by the Institute for Youth Development KULT in cooperation with the Center for Educational Initiatives Step by Step, whose trainers work with the participants. 


 

The “Learn, Think and Act!” training held its second module. Participants had the opportunity to apply various strategies and methods that encourage critical thinking and problem solving.


Learn, Think and Act! for Adults is a non-formal education training intended for adults who work directly with children and youth in formal education. This training program was designed to support secondary school teaching staff in developing competencies necessary for successful planning and implementation of the learning process, teaching based on experiential learning, using efficient and relevant teaching methods and strategies, and creating a safe and stimulating environment where students will feel supported and motivated and ready to engage in lifelong learning. 


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The Institute and its partners are holding a seven-day training (56 hours). This training was intended to support persons working with youth and improve their skills and knowledge for developing youth work and youth in BiH. In addition to the training, the participants will engage in practical work in their community.


This module teaches participants how to use various techniques in class to help youth understand the content in context, and to develop a sense of responsibility in terms of learning, including new skills and knowledge. 


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During this module, the participants learned to ask good questions, learned about cooperative learning and teaching, and their responsibility towards peers in the learning process.


The exercises were intended to improve their reasoning processes, and their communication with students and parents. 


 

Youth from Sarajevo Canton and the City of Isto?no Sarajevo are learning together, exchanging experiences and building friendships during the second module of the “Learn, Think and Act!” training.


The participants will learn to use the legal regulations pertaining to youth issues in BiH when accessing their rights in the community. They will learn how to get involved in the decision-making process on issues concerning youth, and learn to recognise elements of good/bad youth policies in their local administration, so they can act accordingly. After completing the workshop, they will be able to recognise youth problems and needs, and identify steps for developing a youth strategy/policy that will be conducive to improving the position of youth.


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Knowledge about youth policies includes understanding the basic terminology used in youth work, such as: youth policy, youth strategy, youth policy mechanisms, youth councils…


It also entails understanding the importance of implementable institutional mechanisms for youth organising and youth care, and the awareness of their importance for youth.


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The training is organised by the Institute for Youth Development KULT in partnership with the Association Nautilus and the youth program of SOS Children’s Villages - YES Center. The goal of this module is introducing participants to the training, allowing them to get to know each other and to grow as individuals.


UMiD training allows youth to become active leaders in their local community, help solve youth issues, meet new friends, learn new skills, socialise and work on themselves.


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During the training, the participants will work on creating a concrete activity aimed at solving a problem in their local community. YES Center will support their activities financially and with the necessary guidance.


 

Working with students in classrooms was one of the topics discussed during the first module of the "Learn, Think and Act! for adults", held October 19-22 in Sarajevo.


"This is so refreshing compared to my previous work experience. A lot of useful information on how to teach, how to approach adolescents and other age groups, how to teach classes, tolerance, compromise - these are all topics we are learning about, that will help me become a better teacher." - said Nina Neimarlija, an English teacher. 


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"U?i, misli i djeluj! za odrasle" is a training intended for adults who work directly with youth and children in formal education. This training is intended to support the teaching staff in high schools and help them build competencies they need to successfully plan and implement the learning process based on experiential learning, using efficient and relevant teaching methods and strategies and creating a safe and stimulating environment where participants will feel supported and motivated, and creating a safe and stimulating environment where students will feel supported, motivated and encouraged to engage in lifelong learning.


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The Institute, together with its partners, is organizing, three-module training, with each module taking three days. With this training, the Institute is trying to support persons working with youth and improve their skills and knowledge they need for developing youth work and youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the trainings, the participants will also do practical work in their communities. 


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The participants come from 14 local communities from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina who work directly with adolescents in formal education. 


The trainers are Radmila Rangelov-Jusovi? and Nedim Krajišnik from the Center for Educational Initiatives Step by step.


 

The 12th generation of UMiD have started their training.


During the first module of the training, 33 youth will work on developing leadership skills and teamwork with the group.


The training is held by the Institute for Youth Development KULT in partnership with the Association Nautilus and the YES Center, SOS Children’s Villages youth program. The goal of this module is introducing participants to the training, allowing them to get to know each other and to grow.


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UMiD training allows youth to become active leaders in their local community and help solve youth issues, make new friends, learn new skills, socialize and grow.


During the training, the participants will have the opportunity to come up with a concrete activity intended to address a problem they recognised in the local community, whose implementation will be supported by YES Center, SOS Children’s Villages’ Youth Program.


 

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