Youth development

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Youth is the driving force of positive changes and transformations in society and the state, a locomotive that continuously moves forward.

We cannot do for the youth, but we can provide all the necessary conditions and opportunities for their effective and successful activities.

Our goal is to promote the development of self-sufficient youth who act responsibly for the sake of their future and the future of Ukraine.

In our projects, we include young people in public life for its development and overcoming various social challenges.

Our task is to teach young men and women to consciously build their own lives, applying the skills of the 21st century. That is why our projects are aimed at non-formal education of young people, career guidance, development of life skills, financial and legal literacy, acquisition of relevant and necessary competencies for life in a rapidly changing world.

Our future is in our hands!


"Volunteer+" project

The goal of the "Volunteer+" project is the development of the volunteer movement in Svitlovodsk.

As part of the project, it is planned to create an own volunteer program and form a team of 30 volunteers. As part of the project, they will be able to undergo specialized training and implement their own initiatives aimed at developing the potential of young people.

22 participants with different volunteer experience, including both students and founders of charitable foundations, have already listened to the relevant training. Some participants came to Svitlovodsk already after the start of the full-scale war and have a desire to contribute to the development of the community.

As part of the training, the participants considered how the work of volunteers is arranged from the inside and what difficulties beginners face. Mastered the skills of basic psychological assistance, communication and conflict mediation. Time was also devoted to such necessary topics as teamwork, time management, budgeting and working with stakeholders.

The project is implemented within the framework of the program "Supporting the youth of the Kirovohrad region", which is implemented by the NGO "Slavic cultural center "Zadzerkally" in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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Project "Needed here: youth"

The goal of the project is to activate the youth and to reveal their potential in the community of Svitlovodsk. We want to expand the community of the organization, as well as provide an opportunity to learn new skills necessary for effective operations.

In order to better understand the state and needs of volunteering in Svitlovodsk, we conducted a social survey.

As part of the project, together with new members of the community, we held 4 offline events that will help activate the youth of the community. A total of 47 participants were registered.
Among the activities: training on the development of soft skills, career guidance, video shooting and editing.
It is also planned to release 5 episodes of a podcast about opportunities for young people in Svitlovodsk, which you can find on our website.

The initiative is being implemented with the support of the NGO "Tenth of April" as part of a project with UNHCR Ukraine — the UN Refugee Agency in Ukraine.