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It's mY Story ProFest
5-09-2012, 14:43

It's mY Story ProFest

The Program Festival “it’s mY story” (hereinafter referred to as “ProFest”) in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh was organized within the framework of YMCA Europe International Project “Roots for Reconciliation”. The project is going through the second stage of implementation (first stage was implemented in 2007 – 2011 period) and during 2012 – 2015 period will involve in various activities promoting peace & dialogue among the young people ranging from South Caucasus to Balkans; Turkey to Russia; As well as representatives from other States and Regions.

The major goal of the project is to foster “Stronger youth activism toward peaceful transformation of conflicts in Europe, the region of South Caucasus especially considered”. 

It's mY Story ProFestWithin this particular event, the total of 55 participants were involved, representing YMCA movements of Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Nagorno Karabakh – plus from Poland, Romania, Belarus and Czech Republic, representing YMCA Europe and YMCA World Alliance.

 

Gender Balance: 28 participants were male and 27 participants were female.

YMCA Position: 12 participants were Staff and 43 participants were volunteers in their respective YMCA organizations.

Average Age of participants:       25, 07.

 

 

At the beginning of the event, the participants were divided in 4 groups (iGroups), maximally taking into consideration gender, national and quantity balance. Each group came up with its own name, given below:

1.Enter K

2.5 Minutes;

3.MIG;

4.Brandy.

The groups were given the different tasks that had to be completed prior to the completion of the event. The tasks included: creation of ProFest video; creation of event message through photography; creation of event logo & creation of event poster. Each group was supposed to reflect and come up with different ways of conveying the message of peace, tolerance and cooperation. The work in iGroups was conducted during the second half of the working days.  Each iGroup was assigned the facilitator that was coordinating the working process, but the participants were totally independent in decision-making and implementation process.  

It's mY Story ProFestAll groups came up with quite quality and innovative results. On the last day of the ProFest, all of the iGroups displayed their results to the entire group and also uploaded them on the various sources of social media, such as: Facebook, YouTube, etc. therefore making the message of ProFest available to the wider local and international public. Selected ProFest participants were granted the opportunity to become the administrators of “Roots for Reconciliation” official Facebook page in order to make the page more innovative, proactive and flexible for current and potential users.

The ProFest program also included the exposure visits to the old part of Shushi, - the town that was historically one of the cultural and spiritual centers of South Caucasus region; as well as to other Nagorno Karabakh historical and cultural sites; various games & activities; evening cultural program and etc.

Announcement

Operation 5 Project

December 25, 2012.

YMCA Georgia will take children from Kojori Oprhanage to the Movie Theatre.

Implemented through "Operation 5" Project.