Convenor: Nuran Yigit
Participants: Michael P., Jessica, ?
Summary of the meeting: We had a woderful walk trough the fields close to our place. Nuran told about the project she is working in. It is called "Peer Leadership Training for democracy education". The concept is based on peer to peer education, where young people learn from each other better because they are more authentic in how they speak and act, know the real emerging issues and speaks the same 'language'. The aim of the project is by using this idea to open and democratise school from the perspective of the youngsters. They will go through a training to be able to establish and implement their own project ideas. What do they think, what and how should be done e.g. against discrimination or mobbing? The structure of the training is, that a limited amount of young people go through a 2 years programme. On national level the whole group meets every 3 month to get new knowledge, competence trainings, exchange etc. On regional level they get coaching as individuals and as a group from the regional coordinator. The ideas and projects of the youngsters are
Hi Nuran: I have been working with Aboriginal Youth in Open Space doing both trainings conferences. Some notes and proceedings can be found here http://www.globalchicago.net/wiki/wiki.cgi?VancouverPracticeWorkshop and here http://www.globalchicago.net/wiki/wiki.cgi?WinnipegPracticeWorkshop.
Also work here on Bowen Island with youth leaders, documented here: http://www.globalchicago.net/cgi-bin/ashoka.cgi?PYEOpenSpace -- ChrisCorrigan