- The second session of the community mobilization…
Between 4-6 November, in Sinaia, 12 students from the 4th, 5th and 6th grades from secondary schools of Valea Călugărească and Fulga, Prahova county, participated, together with their teachers, in the Design for Change workshop.
The main aim of the event was to introduce children to the concept of community mobilization and identify levers for their involvement in solving problems that affect their daily lives.
The course took place within the framework of the Project “Partnership for Quality Education in Rural Interethnic Communities” and for 3 days the children were challenged in new ways, so that when they returned home they could easily identify problems in the community related to education and look for solutions to solve them.
One of the major challenges for the teams present was to design a letter to the Mayor of Sinaia to inform him of a problem they had identified. The letter went to the Mayor and now the children are waiting with interest for an official response from the institution.
The course has been designed in an interactive way, so that the children have the opportunity to continuously practice the techniques and methods of observation and negotiation. The Design for Change concept is widely applied internationally and is promoted in Romania by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation. The concept aims at involving children directly and actively in the process of identifying and solving problems, at micro and macro systemic level.
For one year, students will practice what they have learned and will try, with the support of adults, to identify and solve a series of problems in the communities where they live.
Find more about the project HERE
Project run by Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation in partnership with ART Fusion Association, Coțofănești Secondary School and “Alexandru cel Bun” Secondary School (Bacău county), “Ion Ionescu” Secondary School and “Laurențiu Fulga” Secondary School (Prahova county), with the support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, a programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021.