Romania meets Africa! Young people from Romania go to Rwanda to discover Africa beyond prejudices through: “Take your Chance, Be the Change!”, for a new generation of journalists!
“Take your Chance, Be the Change!” is a project made by „European Peer Training Organisation”(EPTO) from Belgium, „League for Education, Culture and Sport”(LECS) from Romania and „Urungano Youth and Media” from Rwanda, in order to create a new generation of young journalists Europe-Africa, to promote a culture of peace.
Working with 14 organizations from 14 countries in Europe and Africa, we chose the most suitable 24 participants.
On May 17, 2011 Maria Sandu and Irina Ursu from Romania, along with 10 other journalists from Europe and 12 from Africa will go to Kigali, Rwanda where a Training of Trainers will take place in order to:
-raise awareness of the role of media in spreading prejudices and stereotypes;
-raise awareness of their own prejudices and stereotypes;
-exchange experience and knowledge in the fields of media, voluntary work and non-formal education;
-acquire skills to replicate those learned to people in the countries of origin;
-establish new projects and long-term partnerships with other organizations in Europe and Africa.
The genocide in Rwanda is a contemporary event, still present in everyone’s memory. This is why we consider Kigali an excellent opportunity for our trainers to facilitate the participants’ awareness of the impact, horrible damage and dramatic consequences which the stereotypes and prejudices can have on the community and how media can contribute to this.
This project is 80% funded by the European Commission and it is open for other sponsorship and media collaboration with those who want to support the building of “a new generation of journalists Europe-Africa. “
Further information on www.takeyourchancebethechange.com
For possible collaborations or any other questions regarding the project, please contact:
“This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”