|Project title||Is it our place?|
|Thematic area||Youth and children issues|
|Name of the organization||Foundation of the Parish-Charity at Kecskemét|
|Postal address||6000 Kecskemét, Plébánia köz 1.|
|Project manager||Molnár Ferenc|
|Project timeframe||September 1st, 2015 - February 29th, 2016|
|Amount of support||5,750 €|
There are several community places in Kecskemét where disadvantaged youth between the age of 12 and 18 can take part in different programs. The operators of these community places realized the problems of discriminative and exclusive behavior, the lack of motivation and the usage of drugs among the youth. The main object of the project was to improve skills of socially disadvantaged children and help them to change their view of life by special techniques.
The project promoter cooperated with two local Community house.
The project promoter announced the program, made several posters, Facebook posts in order to reach the youth and organized an opening event to inform others as well.
8 interactive, community workshop was organized for youth so they were easily included. From the applicants 16 youth participated in the peer training where their competencies were developed, several social issues were elaborated (e.g. tolerance, prejudices, advocacy, drugs) focusing on their own life-situations. Experience and drama pedagogy methods were used during the training. 9 youth decided to volunteer at the organization after the project.
The youth had the possibility to realize their ideas as mini projects. 5 closed and 5 opened mini projects were implemented. The closed was ones was implemented in a hospital, a house of elderly and at the addictive support service house (which is run by the project promoter). They made and show a performance and participated in the club events where they helped the tended people. The open events were organized in the two collaborating community house and in a school where youth realized a fundraising activity.
On the closing event the project results were presented. 2 publications were prepared: one about project planning and one about drama pedagogic games.
The project had a positive effect on youth as their motivation for community activities has grown, their competences were developed and the risk of drug usage lowered.