As an international youth worker, I came across many different approaches in youth work. Some are very topic-oriented, which means they use different methods to address certain topic. On the other hand, some organisations are very method-oriented, which means they will always use the same methodology such as theatre or media in order to ignite learning process in young people. In the project Youth Runner we are observing both approaches, because we wish to learn more about both approaches and compare the impact of both youth work styles. We are hoping to find complementarities in both approaches.
So far, we have executed a study visit in Zambia, to observe their work with youth. Our travel was filled with much adventure and beautiful emotions. Our partners are extremely artistic and we enjoyed their performances. In August 2022, all partner meet in Oldenburg in Germany for the youth exchange on solidarity and both of our approaches.
Our project is a partnership between the Ambitia Institute, Zavod za mladino in šport Trbovlje, both from Slovenia, Jugendkulturarbeit from Germany, Sentinel Kabitaka School from Zambia and Croatian Film Association from Croatia.
The project Youth Runner started in November 2019 and will finish in October 2022 and will happen in Slovenia, Germany and Zambia. The project has been supported by the Erasmus + programme.