In February and March the 24 facilitators who had been part of the study visit to Burundi within the project “8 Goals...We Act!” in 2013 (see TIS Article here) organised various activities within the MDG weeks in 12 schools in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania.
8 Goals…We Act! is granted by the European Comission and implemented by Partners Foundation for Local Development (Romania) partnering with Partners Czech, YMCA Gabrovo and FOCODE (Burundi). Using nonformal education methodologies, the 24 facilitators had been promoting development education and the Millenium Development Goals to groups of 20 students in each of the 12 schools.
During the practical phase of the week, the students developed project ideas related to the MDGs, based on problems identified in their schools and their communities. The best ideas will be realized during a Project Week in May and June 2014. During the evaluation meetings, the students highly appreciated the programme of the week and the fact that they had the opportunity to get to know more about the MDGs as well as to get to understand the reality in Burundi. Additionally, the fact that for the activities the schools paired up (two schools from two different countries) had been a great intercultural learning experience for the students involved in the MDG Weeks.
Photo credits: Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania
Information provided by Adina Calafateanu , Partners Foundation for Local Development