International Youth Association EstYES is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation. It was established in 1991 with the purpose of promoting youth and cultural exchanges for learning and better mutual understanding. EstYES was a pioneer organisation in the field of international youth voluntary service in Estonia.
Here are follow-up activities, that were influenced by project PROTON.
EstYES organized a one-day training with the aim to introduce and try out in practice non-formal learning tools and methods gained during two PROTON TC-s: training for youth leaders (June 2016 in Berlin) and training for trainers (February 2017 in Mexico). Several icebreakers, energizers, team-building and group discussion activities were introduced and implemented on the group. After each activity, the process was reflected in the group and possible ways of how to use it discussed. Space was also provided for the participants to introduce their best practices by implementing these on the group. As most of the participants were long-term EVS volunteers, they implemented the gained knowledge and practices on their target groups in their hosting projects after the training.
Frantisek Brazdilik, participant from Czech Republic shares his follow-up activities
After the project I have organized several workshops for our ESN sections via ESN Prague Academy and ESN Brno Academy, but mainly I have become involved in Alumni student non-formal educational conferences Rise and Shine which we organize as volunteers with aim at personal growth and development of any interested students or public in general. We organize 6-8 one day conferences a year and one which covers whole weekend, where we invite different speakers which should (also for free) share with the audience their life experiences and knowledge. (Somehow in TEDx style, which I have btw. helped to organize in my city also "TEDx Kroměříž). Thanks to the passion and energy Proton training of trainers helped me to gain, this year i will be the main organizer of the Rise and Shine conference in Brno to bring it also to my area and spread the personal growth and interesting thoughts also in our area.