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ReEnact training course

 

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On April the 3rd 2016 a group of 25 international youth workers and volunteer youth leaders met in the East Clare Golf village to partake in ReEnact, an EU; Erasmus + Youth in Action funded training course.

ReEnact was the second series of this unique training that focused on using nature based tools, authentic communication and theatre to empower the young people to develop their skills in enhanced communication, conflict resolution techniques, entrepreneurial thinking and active participation.

Understanding learning outcomes by using Youthpass

Understanding learning outcomes by using Youthpass

 

 

These topics were tackled and new methods were shared and learned over the short but intense 5-day we spent together as a multinational group from across Europe with participants travelling from Portugal, Armenia, Georgia, Lebanon, Estonia, Hungary, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, Czeck Republic, UK and Ireland.

 

 

 

The programme was divided up into different focus areas:

Steve Gasgarth

Creating thresholds... Personal development inspired by nature

Creating thresholds… Personal development inspired by nature

a UK trainer took responsibility to facilitate the participants through a journey where they could reconnect with nature using varies tools such as the Threshold walk and the Mirror of Nature. Participants shared in their evaluation how powerful it was to just take the time to be alone in nature, an experience they will encourage their young people to share in.

 

 

 

Zita Szalai a competent trainer in supporting Authentic Communication guided the participants to understanding how to effectively encourage non-violent communication techniques.

Sophie Breuker a trainer based in Galway Ireland engaged participants with the tools and games of Theatre of the Oppressed, firstly image theatre and finally forum theatre. These methods flowed into detailed discussion of “how to empower young people in our local communities”.

Exploring image theatre for youth empowerment

Exploring image theatre for youth empowerment

 

 

 

 

A participant reflected: I could not have wished for better company. I loved the setting that we had our individual houses with lots of space to invite each other over and take the most out of our short time together… the people were so open and colourful.

 

Watch the movie: To find out more about how this training reached a successful conclusion by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/29IOpiB it really starts to get interesting from min 12. We were very happy to have our local TV programme Clare Matters come out to interview some of the participants, trainers and organisers in order to find out how we got on.

Check out our Non-Violent Communication Session: NVC Activity

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