Clean Up Kalochori, 16/04/2022
Organised in collaboration with the local volunteers of Kalochori, the Balkan Hotspot volunteers along with the Greek volunteers and other volunteers of the ESC projects of USB went for a clean-up activity. We covered 2 km of the green area in the village of Kalochori, cleaning it from the huge amount of trash that unfortunately it left there. After the cleaning, the volunteers from Kalochori organised an archery class for everybody.
If you want to learn more about that action and actions like these in the future, click below: https://www.facebook.com/BalkanHotspot.org/posts/1880026732385919
As part of the Project “Mainstreaming Media Literacy and Thinking Competences in Youth Work” USB implemented two Workshops:
1st Workshop “Theater of the Oppressed meets Media Literacy” 11/04/2022
Our volunteer Miriam developed a workshop using Newspaper Theater and Image theater to discuss and reflect creatively about the topic media literacy. Both methods are part of the methodology of the Theater of the Oppressed. In this workshop, the participants worked with different media articles around the topic of media literacy to play with them and bring them on stage in an entertaining and educational way
2 st workshop ‘’media literacy and creativity’’ 18/04/2022
Two other volunteers of USB, Panoulis, and Yannis developed a workshop about media literacy and creativity. They asked participants to produce a specific piece of news such as a newspaper article, Instagram story, tic-toc video, talk show etc talking about a given topic. During the creation process, the facilitators let participants reflect on how people produce (daily) news and which forces the content creators underlie in this process.
This way our participants successfully implemented their ideas on a local level in order to bring the topic of media literacy a bit closer to our local community here in Thessaloniki. Furthermore, the workshop invited them to reflect on power dynamics in the media industry and what to do against it. Find here further info about that program: https://www.usbngo.gr/en/international-programs/mainstreaming-media-literacy-and-thinking-competences-youth-work-mmltc