The project “Empowering Youth Refugees and Asylum-Seekers through Arts in Ioannina, Epirus”, will be developed at the Community Center Mikri Polis in Ioannina (Epirus, Greece) and it aims to strengthen and consolidate the existing education and social integration programs through the new methodology YOU CREATE, so as to offer arts-based psychosocial support to children and youths on the move located at the Center, as well as to young Greek citizens at risk of social exclusion.
Specifically, this project aims to:
- Support the social integration of vulnerable children and youths (migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and local Greek citizens at risk of social exclusion); Strengthen their resilience and improve their psychosocial well-being;
- Build bridges between communities through creative art projects applying the YOU CREATE methodology,
- Develop the Capacity Building of the Staff of Terre des hommes Hellas for implementing and disseminating the new methodology in other centers, schools and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ioannina.
Between July 2019 and March 2020 Fondation Terre des hommes, with Alta Mane support, foresees to develop the following activities:
- Organize 2 trainings, intended to 27 people (7 professionals in child protection and youth-focused CSOs – Adult Allies – and 20 Youth Leaders, migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and local Greek citizens) to develop the local Capacity Building on the implementation and dissemination of the new methodology, as well as on the development of youth-led creative art projects;
- Organize 2 on-line sessions for Youth Leaders and Adult Allies in Ioannina to connect with Youth Leaders and Adult Allies in the other YOU Create piloted countries for sharing experiences and Lessons Learnt;
- Disseminate and replicate the new methodology in other centers, schools and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ioannina;
- 5 youth-led art projects developed by youths on the move and/or in situation of extreme social vulnerability.
- 7 Adult Allies, professionals in child protection and youth-focused CSOs;
- 20 Youth Leaders (migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and local Greek citizens);
- 100 peer youth participants in youth-lead art projects.
Foundation Terre des hommes, based in Lausanne, was established in 1960 and is today the leading Swiss child relief agency, improving the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable children. Every year, the Foundation helps more than 3 million children and their families in 30 countries, running health, emergency response, as well as education and child protection programs.