In the period from 11 January 2022 to 13 January 2022 CARE partner organization Youth Power organized a training for members of the Be a Man Club in Rujište. During the three-day training, members had the opportunity to meet the new Youth Coordinator at Youth Power, and to present themselves and their work in the club. The reason for the training is to develop an action plan for 2022, and to improve the activities of the club.
The girls and boys used the first day of the training to get to know each other, talk about the activities of the Be a Man Club Mostar so far, and talk about possible innovations in the existence and work of the club. Together they analyzed what could remain in further work, what needs to be changed and how to do it. The end of the day was used to better introduce the young people from the club to the new Youth Coordinator.
The second day of training was full of activities, and some of them were workshops Innovation and the 2022 Plan. The workshop Innovation was created with the goal of club members contributing to club activities such as meetings, actions and social networks. In that workshop, it was noticeable that young people were full of new ideas that we would try to apply. For the workshop 2022 Plan, members were divided into 4 groups and each group created activities and ideas for one-quarter meetings. The presentations of the plans were proactive and imbued with many new ideas and activities aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among young people, preventing violence and preventing alcohol and drug abuse.
The last day of the training was rounded off with an educational quiz, after which we made conclusions for future activities of the Be a Man Club Mostar.
After completing the three-day training, we continue to work on promoting healthy lifestyles and creating a better and safer environment for all of us.
The activity was implemented within the project Young Men Initiative II (YMI): “Promoting Healthier Lifestyles Among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes II”, supported by the Swiss Government, OAK Foundation, Austrian Development Agency and CARE International Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as within the ACT Artists Create Together project, supported by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.