May 31– June 2, 2019, Bratislava, Slovakia – World Youth Alliance Southeast Europe (WYA SEE) held a three-day Training of Trainers for the members in Slovakia – a recently registered WYA Chapter.
The first Certified Training Program (CTP) was held at the end of July 2018 and the current young members of WYA Slovakia this time participated in a complete three-day training of trainers. The members have been eager to be able to independently implement WYA programs in Slovakia. The attendees of the Training of Trainers have decided to attract new young people in their community to join the WYA Slovakia Chapter.
The program started on Friday with the Management of Chapter workshops, Overview of WYA Europe Chapters, and the structure of WYA. The following two days of training comprised of an introduction to the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC), along with a class simulation session, training of future CTP trainers, and advocacy and public media communication training. The training also included an introduction to project management and fundraising. The training was held by Valentino Findrik, WYA SEE Director.
“I have enjoyed the HDC training, because it provided me with the know-how to communicate the idea of human dignity to kids.” (Magdalena, WYA Slovakia)
WYA Slovakia is the most recent WYA Chapter registered as a legal association. Although they are not many in number of active members, the enthusiasm of doing WYA mission is highly visible. Therefore the primary focus of the Chapter will be successful implementation of CTP in Bratislava, the nation’s capital. Along with the implementation of CTP and HDC, the Chapter already has plans for creating new national and international projects.
“The HDC class simulation session was a good experience for how to improve my personal skills in handling students with different visions of life when teaching about the human dignity.” (Katarina, WYA Slovakia)