Call for participant for the final conference of the project (multiplying event) Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization

Center for youth activism CYA Krik in partnership with Volunteer Centre Istria from Croatia and Zavod Bob from Slovenia are inviting you on a final conference for the project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization. We will present the final results of the project.

The final conference is happening at 24th of September, from 17-19h at Umbrella Restorant, Skopje.
At the conference will be presented the final results of the project activities.
The project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization is funded by the program Erasmus+ by the European Union from the National Agency of Slovenia.

If you want to participate, please fill the application form

Deadline to apply is 23th of September, Monday.

Call for participants for workshop: The Ignorant Mentor Laboratory facilitated by experts from Zavod Bob, Slovenia

Center for youth activism CYA Krik in partnership with Volunteer Centre Istria from Croatia and Zavod BOB from Slovenia organize 3 workshops on the topic of autonomous employment and mentorship.

The workshops are part of the project activities from the project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization. The project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization is funded by European Union.

The workshop The Ignorant Mentor Laboratory has the aim to explore the role of the mentor in the process of emancipatory and transformative learning using the methods of Theater of the Oppressed

The workshops are happening at 24th of September, Tuesday from 14-16h at the Kancelarija na mladi-Municipality of Center, Skopje.

The workshop is facilitated by experts from Zavod Bob from Slovenia.

If you are interested to apply fill in this short application form

Deadline for application is Sunday 22.09.2019

Call for participants for workshop: Autonomous Employment-what does it mean? facilitated by experts from CYA KRIK

Center for youth activism CYA Krik in partnership with Volunteer Centre Istria from Croatia and Zavod BOB from Slovenia organize 3 workshops on the topic of autonomous employment and mentorship.

The workshops are part of the project activities from the project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization. The project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization is funded by European Union.

The workshop Autonomous Employment-what does it mean? explore the concept of Autonomous Employment and Emancipative and Transformative learning.

The workshops are happening at 24th of September, Tuesday from 14-16h at the Kancelarija na mladi-Municipality of Center, Skopje.

The workshop is facilitated by experts from Center for Youth Activism CYA KRIK

If you are interested to apply fill in this short application form

Deadline for application is Sunday 22.09.2019

Call for participants for workshop: Mentoring for employment: (how) does it work? facilitated by experts from Volonteer Centre Istria

Center for youth activism CYA Krik in partnership with Volunteer Centre Istria from Croatia and Zavod BOB from Slovenia organize 3 workshops on the topic of autonomous employment and mentorship.

The workshops are part of the project activities from the project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization. The project Post-YU for Learning Emancipation – Supporting learners on the way to self-realization is funded by European Union.

The workshop Mentoring for employment: (how) does it work? has the aim to explore how can mentoring support the employment of the unemployed.

The workshops are happening at 24th of September, Tuesday from 14-16h at the Kancelarija na mladi-Municipality of Center, Skopje.

The workshop is facilitated by experts from Volunteer Centre Istria, Croatia.

Deadline for application is Sunday 22.09.2019

Call for participants for youth exchange “Youth is Tolerance”

CYA Krik issues a call for 6 participants and one group leader for a youth exchange in Vidin, Bulgaria.

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Aim of the project:

The aim of the project is to meet young people from different European countries and they to communicate and discuss themes – tolerance, solidarity and European values.

Activities:

During the exchange, the activities will be aimed at introducing to young
people to the various forms of xenophobia and aggression, as well as mechanisms to deal with them. The causes and consequences of the lack of tolerance and understanding of diversity will be discussed, the aim being to realize the scale of the problem and the possible ways to deal with it at local, national, European level. The training program that is developed is diverse and intensive and is based entirely on non-formal education and interactive teaching methods. Interactive learning methods such as case studies, simulations, role-plays, talks, brainstorming, discussions, group work, etc. will be used. The topic of the essence of tolerance, cultural misunderstandings and contradictions, the factors of effective intercultural interactions, the main European values and rights, the terms “freedom
of speech / freedom of expression”, “hate speech / hostile speech” and “self- ” will be presented.

Dissemination activities:

Each group is expected to organize a distribution activity after returning to their communities. The purpose of this activity is to disseminate the results of the project to other people. By deciding to take part in this project, the participants assume the responsibility to organize the distribution activity in their community. More detailed information on this will be provided during a special session, one of the days of the exchange.

When: 29.09.2019 – 05.10.2019

Where: Vidin, Bulgaria

YOU CAN TAKE PART OF THE TRAINING COURSE IF YOU ARE:

– between 18 –29 years old

– with proper English skills (at least speaking)

– youth interested in learning.

To apply, fill in the online application form .

Deadline for applications 22.09.2019.

Participation fee for CYA Krik: 600 MKD

For any additional questions, contact us at kriksending@gmail.com.

!!Only the selected participants will be contacted!!

My EVS experience – Andrei Petrisor

Hello! My name is Andrei and I want to tell you about my experience in Macedonia.
We were accommodated in a house for a period of two weeks together with other EVS volunteers.
We met the team from KRIK Center, they gave us the money, we’ve made teambuilding activities to get to know each other better, had Macedonian language lessons, and the next day we painted the benches and the table from the yard of the Center.
In another day we went to Zavod, a Center for young people with intellectual disabilities, and here we painted the flags of Romania and Turkey, we danced, we played and everything was wonderful.
I also enjoyed another outdoor activity with the young people from Zavod, when  we went out to the Aquapark and we played with them in the water, ate lunch, ate ice cream and had a great time together.
During the weekend, we had two days off and visited Ohrid, the fortress, the monasteries, and the Ohrid Lake where we swam. Here we had accommodation provided by the Scout Center.
The second week, we went out in the City Park with the young people from Zavod and together with a group of French Scouts we planned many outdoor activities and played a lot of games.
On our free day we visited Matka Canyon where we had a boat trip to see the cave. It was tiring, but it was worth it.
I want to thank the Youth Offensive Association and Krik for choosing me in this project and also for trusting me. I would really like to participate in other volunteering projects in the future. Thank you!
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My EVS experience – Izabela Iuhasz

In the second half of August 2019, I had the opportunity to work as an EVS volunteer at the Center for Youth Activism KRIK / КРИК for two weeks.

During this time, I had the chance to discover more about North Macedonia and especially about Skopje, by doing volunteering activities in different locations.

The young team from Krik Center (and Nala their beautiful dog) have welcomed us and offered us language support, in a country with a different alphabet than the one that I knew. I had the chance to meet new people and to learn more about different cultures, languages and religions.

North Macedonia is a beautiful country with an interesting history, the symbol being Alexander the Great or “Alexandru Macedon”.

During the project, one of the first volunteering activities was to do a little bit of gardening and to redecorate the garden furniture from Krik Center, in order to give a touch of color to the place.

Then, I also had the challenge to prepare workshops for young people with intellectual disabilities, who benefit from specialized services in Zavod Center, presenting them the information about Romanian culture and playing interesting games together.

Another activity that I really enjoyed a lot, was held outdoor, more precisely in the City Park, where together with the French Scouts, we managed to bring smiles to the young participants from Zavod Center, spending a wonderful time together, and making them feel included in our group.

Being part of the project “Enable THISability!” was a wonderful experience and I am very happy that I had the chance to be part of it.

In North Macedonia – Skopje is wonderful, but Matka Canyon and Ohrid, will always remain my favorite places!!!

I wish a lot of success to Krik Center, to continue with their work and to develop more volunteering projects in the future.

My EVS experience – Ömer Cimcak

During August, i volunteered in Skopje and accumulated great memories. I learned the culture and language of Macedonia. I had the  to visit many museums and places of worship in different languages and religions. I had the opportunity to work with young people with disabilities in the center of Down Syndrome and in Zavod. It was a great experience for me. On my visit to Ohrid ,  a beautiful lake  and a very historic building welcomed me. Krik and i have done a lot of work . i thanked them for everything. I believe that we will shape our future with goodness. 

My EVS experience – Fatih Berkay Sarpkaya

Hi, my name is Fatih. I am 20 and I am from Turkey. I study Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara which is the capital city of Turkey. I am a volunteer for 1 month in Skopje, Macedonia.  Before I came here, I had some doubts about my adaptation process. However, as time passes I handled it with the great support of volunteers of KRIK centre. Going Macedonia and also going abroad is a completely different experience for me because before Macedonia I’ve only been to Europe, in London, once for 1 month. I would like to tell my 1-month experience step by step. The first week, I tried to learn how KRIK Center works and what is the duties of workers here. In addition, I discovered the city a little bit. At the first time, It was hard for me because of the Macedonian language. I couldn’t even read this language because of the different alphabet. Then, I took some Macedonian lessons in KRIK office and I got used to it. At least, I can read words in Macedonian and understand some basic things. As I travelled to the city, I realised that there were so many Turkish people. This fact helped me to feel home and makes the process of adaptation easier. The second week, I met with the Scout form France and we did some activities with some children who have mental disabilities. I had no experience with kind of these children so I was really excited and a little bit worried but with the help of Scout and also other volunteers from KRIK, I didn’t have much trouble. To be honest, I think I got along well with them and playing with such kids was really enjoyable for me. End of the second week, we went to Dojran and joined D festival with 2 kids. We stayed in a tent and we were just around 20 meters away from Dojran Lake. We also gave some information about KRIK to people at the festival and played some games to make people understand what social inclusion is and how disable people feel in social life. Staying at a tent, being in such a festival and informing people about a social organisation were really different and enjoyable experiences for me. The third week, just after the d festival, we went to the Summer Camp in Ohrid. We stayed again in a tent and we were just 10 meter away from the Ohrid lake. Ohrid is a really amazing place. Probably, I will visit Ohrid again one day. We stayed there for almost 1 week. During the summer camp, there were some workshops, games and outdoor activities. This summer camp was so enjoyable and instructive for me. I’ll miss it. My EVS experience was generally like this. As I said, It was so different and enjoyable adventure for me. I met many people and I made lots of new friends. Thanks  everyone here for everything and I hope we’ll meet again. 

Call for participants for Youth Exchange- “Young people and the media”

CYA Krik issues a call for 6 participants and one youth leader for a youth exchange in Vidin, Bulgaria.

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About the organizers:

The Vidin fund “Chitalishta” was established in Vidin as a community service organization inThe collective members of the Association are 30 community centers and libraries in the Vidin district, which are actively working for the development of cultural life, social and educational activity in the place where they operate and where they are the only cultural and, often, educational institute. They strive for the development and prosperity of their native land.

About the project:
The aim of the project is to get young people from different European countries to meet and communicate and discuss issues – media, media literacy, media content, media influence, critical thinking, fake news and will contribute to a better understanding and understanding of social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity.

Accommodation and food:

The exchange will take place at the Rovno Hotel. Accommodation is provided by two or three people in a room, grouped by gender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same place every day. There is a free wireless internet connection. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.hotelrovno.com/hotel_gallery.

When: 13.10.2019 – 18.10.2019

Where: Vidin, Bulgaria

YOU CAN TAKE PART OF THE TRAINING COURSE IF YOU ARE:

– between 18 –29 years old

– with proper English skills (at least speaking)

– youth interested in learning.

To apply, fill in the online application form .

Deadline for applications 10.09.2019.

Participation fee for CYA Krik: 600 MKD

For any additional questions, contact us at kriksending@gmail.com.

!!Only the selected participants will be contacted!!