Discussing Youth Leadership With Foreign Project Partners

From December 11 to 14 partners of project “Mobile Program for Youth Learners” Romanian Scout Society and the St. Gabriel School from Spain visited the Krimulda Evangelical Lutheran Congregation. During the meeting, issues related to the project jointly implemented by the church and foreign representatives on the creation of a curriculum for the development of leadership abilities of young people were discussed. In the congregation the curriculum will be approved and young people will be trained in Sunday school classes from next March. Young scouts in Romania will also learn leadership according to the developed program.

“Self-awareness, responsibility, motivation and initiative are qualities and abilities that allow a young person to safely move forward in life and achieve their goals, therefore it is essential to promote their development,” said Sandija Zalupe, a member of the Krimulda congregation council, the author of the project idea and the leader, while addressing the participants of the meeting. The evangelist of the church and acting pastor Jazeps Bikse and the experienced pastor Austris Juris Rāviņš, who surprised the guests with his excellent English language skills, also expressed their satisfaction with the creation of such a training program and the opportunity for personal growth of young people.

It should be reminded that the curriculum is intended for young people between the ages of 13 and 15. The content of curriculum will be based on basic Christian values ​​in order to eliminate any kind of discrimination and promote youth equality, acceptance of diversity, civic activity and the desire to participate in public processes. The program will support specialists working with young people. It will be possible to use and adapt it in both formal and non-formal education of young people in various sectors, including religion, culture and education. The curriculum will be freely available in the digital environment in Latvian, Spanish, Romanian and English.

The project is co-funded by the European Union. It is implemented in the “Erasmus+” program in cooperation with the Agency for International Programs for Youth.

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