Pomoc deci is looking for 5 motivated and enthusiastic young people from Serbia who would like to become peer trainers for non-discrimination, tolerance and prevention of gender-based violence.
The selected young people will participate in a two regional training-seminars together with young people from Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo*. The purpose of the first training is to raised awareness of young people about the antidiscrimination, tolerance, gender issues including prevention of gender-based violence. The second training will be for peer education and its purpose is to strengthen their capacities for facilitation and delivering trainings to their peers. After the trainings, the participants have to deliver trainings at the national level in Serbia (the main focus will be on the municipalities Vranje, Surdulica and Bujanovac) and have to actively participate and together with their peers change practices and policies in their communities.
- are age 15-29;
- motivated participants who can and are ready to actively participate in the training-course at all its stages (First training about anti-discrimination, tolerance, gender equality including prevention of peer gender-based violence will take place from 17th to 22nd of September 2023 in Vranje, Serbia; and the second one is about peer violence and will take place in Skopje, North Macedonia by the end of 2023);
- able to communicate in English (both trainings will be delivered on English language);
- are interested in learning more about tolerance, respecting diversities, gender equality, how to prevent or stop peer gender-based violence and how to fight gender-based and nationality-based discrimination in the families and society;
- are interested in learning more about the same topics and themes, how to influence their peers and/or younger generation, to become skilled peer trainers in the stated topics;
- express willingness to undergo training, learn and practice facilitation skills;
- want to become trainers of national activities and able to work in team and cooperate; after the above-mentioned trainings, the participants have to deliver national trainings in a training pair, on the same topics, for their peers;
- are/ want to become active in the field of antidiscrimination, prevention of peer gender-based violence and to actively participate and together with their peers change practices and policies in their communities;
- willing to take initiatives and share their experience and ideas;
- (ideally) have attended at least 1 international/regional activity in the past;
- want to build/ expand their international peer network;
- are motivated to bring forward their ideas and develop and implement local initiatives in the future (planned for 2024).
How can you apply?
The selected participants will be contacted by 11th of September 2023.
Only selected participants will be contact and will be provided with additional relevant information regarding the activities, up-coming trainings, agendas, tasks etc.
Since this is a sub-regional project, each partner organization will select, prepare, support and send a number of 5 participants. More information about the project and partner organisations is available below.
Short explanation about the cascade model of trainings: The initial group of future sub-regional trainers from project partners (Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo*) will be trained through regional trainings. The group of trained trainers will then train as peer trainers’ groups of national trainers in each of the partner countries. So, the regional trainers will first gain the knowledge and skills and then practice them when doing national trainings. Nationally trained trainers will in turn organise trainings at local levels in their own environments to local and grassroots CSOs and will be supported in this by the national trainers. These locally trained activists will do on-filed workshops where they can reach directly young local people, especially girls to empower them and inspire the development of local initiatives. During the whole process, the trainers will be supported through mentoring by the project coordinators in the respective project partner organization.