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 some comments and feedback to PROTON project and Training for Trainers TC.
“Project PROTON has left a very positive impression on me. The enjoyable and productive time we had together, the huge potential, which became apparent to all of us, cross-sectoral- co-operations have for the future in combination with the amazing setting and culture of Mexico, have made PROTON a success for me personally. I would like to thank all participants, trainers and coordinators alike for making this unique atmosphere possible.” – Olmo Köhler, Germany
“All the trainers made a good job and they showed us how we can make a good teamwork even if we aren’t together or we are in different countries.” – Mirtha Alejandra Montalvan, Honduras
“I will apply all the knowledge I have learnt in a project PROTON here in Costa Rica. This project is called Banco de Tiempo (Bank of Time) and can be defined as a social network, made up of people who want to make a change in their community, transforming the common economy into solidary and sustainable.” – Darrel Cedeno, Costa Rica
“The training course taught different approaches to us in the education, gave to us clarity on the aspects that the formal education contemplates and not formal, the solution and orientation of the teamwork, the importance of the communication and the intersectorial international cooperation.” – Sandra Liliana Corrales Toro, Columbia
“This kind of projects demonstrate the capacity of non-formal education by a work based in exercises, interactive games, forum theatres and other cooperative programs, permitting group interaction between people from different parts of the world who have their own culture and their lifestyle. The best example is our personal experience because we started being strangers and after a few days we worked as a team. In my point of view, these activities which promote the cooperation should be settled down in the principal sector of our society, such as universities, companies or daily relations.” – Marta Garcia Ruiz, Spain
“This training course has developed my abilities when it comes to working as a trainer and a leader, but I’ve also developed my skills in communication and groupwork. It has widened my view on non-formal as well as formal learning and learning environments, and given me new ideas of how they could co-operate. The course gave me a lot of new methods and ideas concerning our organisation’s work with youngsters, which I’m inspired to put into action.” – Ida Kemi, Finland