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  1. Third African University on Youth Development: Day Five

    The fifth day of the event was entitled ‘Volunteering Citizenship and Social Action DAY’. Well, you can expect different things and the schedule was kept secret till the very last moment. In the morning we walked to Santa Maria to visit the local primary school. During the meeting with the head teacher we had a chance to ask questions related to the educational dimension of the life at the Islands as well as see the school facilities.

    After that came the time for the action. Divided into three groups we some of us went campaigning for the health issues and the rest remained at school to prepare murals. My group was working with the topic of global education and interculturalism. The other one featured a stunning environmentally-engaged mural set in the local context. The act of creation per se would not have been that fascinating if there were no children eager to help. Suddenly the linguistic problems disappeared and altogether we became artists.

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  2. Third African University on Youth Development: Day Four

    The day of thinking – at least this is how it seems after the first two sessions. We divided ourselves in 4 groups to explore the areas we find the most related to the activities our organizations are working on. Since the global campaign of WSCF is entitled Water Justice Now I thought that it would be reasonable to join the ‘environmentalists’.

    In a group of seven we were talking about the possibilities to increase the youth capacity in the area of the climate change. The project we were discussing includes global activities that address raising awareness as well as climate justice. For now we are drafting a possible strategic plan and look for possibilities of fundraising or joining another program that has similar objectives. In the afternoon, during the plenary session the project will be evaluated by the other participants and trainers. Looking forward to hearing the comments!

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  3. Third African University on Youth Development: Day Three

    The formal approach to the youth work begins – we have identified the goals, benefits and key elements of the theme.  In the afternoon we had a chance to see a bit of Santa Maria – the closest town to the resort. The workshops organized by the participants were held in a local library to give us an insight into the local conditions. Thanks to an extremely various background we come from it was possible to approach issues such as advocacy, communication, strategic planning and monitoring from the different angles. As always the time was tight and the problems that were not possible to present during the workshop, were analyzed in a more informal way while walking along the beach.

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  4. Third African University on Youth Development: Day Two

    The day after the intercultural night. The African dances and the smell of Swiss chocolate is still with us, but we are starting with the process of mapping global youth work and structures. Maqueto Lopes representing Pan African Youth Union presented the African perspectives for the youth work, Rui Duarte from the European Youth Forum stressed the importance of the civil society in the global youth work and finally Camelia Nistor from the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe.

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