Democracy Hub trainings: "Debate & Public Speaking" and "Active Citizenship" are over!

Two weeks and 14 lectures took place, where young dreamers and fighters learned to present themselves, lead productive debates, work in a team, implement projects in their community and beyond. Numo summarizes the results of trainings!

Two weeks and 14 lectures took place, where young dreamers and fighters learned to present themselves, lead productive debates, work in a team, implement projects in their community and beyond. Let's summarize the results of the trainings!

During the second seminar "Debate & Public Speaking" teenagers:

- learned how to become a strong debater, what are the formats of debates and how they can benefit;

- disassembled techniques for building self-confidence during speeches and practised speaking in public;

- discussed the value of constructive criticism for teamwork;

- received advice and practical exercises to create an excellent speech;

- learned about important aspects of effective communication and storytelling.

Violetta, participant of the second training: “Democracy Hub is a project that changed my view on many things: leadership, public speaking and even relationships with people. I learned how to be confident, manage my emotions and movements, and express my thoughts correctly. In the future, I will apply all this knowledge to the development of the Country-in-Top Youth NGO, which I lead in my community and school, where I will inspire young people to change our world for the better together. ”

During the third training "Active Citizenship" teenagers were able to:

- discuss the importance of teamwork;

- learn about mapping communities, made their own map of empathy of teenagers from their locality;

- to reveal the relevance and significance of the Sustainable Development Goals;

- find out how to implement projects: how to plan and manage them;

- learn about the difference between funding and donations, how to conduct a successful crowdfunding online campaign, where to find and how to apply for the desired grant;

- learn to develop communities at a young age, realize the essential role of projects in local communities.

- talk about what fundraising is and what a donor-funded project is;

- find out how to find your place in the world of volunteering, why it can be beneficial, how to inspire your community to take an active part in the volunteer movement and attract like-minded people;

- pass a game quest to create and increase the efficiency of the team.

Seraphim, participant of the third training: “In the lecture I learned about community mapping, which is an incredibly useful tool. Although I had been active for more than three years before that, it was a new approach to my work. I also learned a tool for myself, the empathy card. Now I have a great desire to analyse my community through the approach I learned about and try to solve the identified problems. "

No country is born democratic. It becomes so due to the active involvement of people in this process, who do not care in which country they live. And it is young people who have the power to truly transform society through their actions, initiatives and civic activism in general.

We are happy that through the trainings the participants were able to get motivated to act, and strive to change themselves and the world around them. We hope that the experience that teenagers gained in the project will be the beginning of great achievements for them.

Furthermore, we will be launching new projects very soon, so stay tuned to our site and social media, so you don't miss the opportunity to be a part of them!

If you want to take part in the fund's projects, follow the announcements on social networks, as well as register on the digital platform Impactum!