On February 2, the team of the Erasmus+ project “Mobile Program for Youth Learners” (MoPYL) implemented by the Krimuldas ev.luth. congregation met together online. This was the second meeting of the project participants, the first one was held in person in Krimulda in December. The meeting was chaired by Sandija Zalupe, the author and leader of the project idea, a member of the congregation council. The course of the project was discussed online with the representatives of the Romanian Scout Society and the St. Gabriel School, including the development of lesson plans, conducting research among teenagers and other activities.
The project is in full swing. Lesson plans are being developed to develop leadership skills, motivation and a sense of belonging among teenagers as part of the program, and they will be “brought to life” in March in the Krimulda parish Sunday school and Romanian Scout training for young people aged 13 to 15. Also, in all three participating countries, a study is being conducted among teenagers to find out their opinion about their abilities and character traits, values, how motivated, honest, responsible, creative they are, whether they are ready to make efforts to achieve their goals, show initiative, engage in voluntary work, how to build relationships with fellow human beings, or feel belonging to a social group. The results of the research will make it possible to find out the opinions, attitudes and values of young people, to adapt the content of the leadership training program to them, and the methods to be used, not only within the framework of this project, but on a much wider scale. The results of the research will be available for use by organizations working with young people in various fields. It should be noted that during the course of the project, the teaching content and methods will be regularly improved according to the feedback of young people.
The developed non-formal education curriculum for leadership development will serve as support for educators and other specialists who work with young people in areas such as education, religion, culture and others, thus ensuring the transfer of results to various sectors. It 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 and will last almost a year and a half.
“The project “Mobile Program for Youth Learners” is financed with the support of European Commission’s programm “Erasmus+”. This publication reflects only the author’s views, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there in.”