Fundatia Danis supported youth workers from ten European countries to be initiated in connecting the art of storytelling with organizational development, within Story Builders training course, supported by the Erasmus+ Programme.
The training course, organized by KDYS (Ireland), Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway), Fundatia Danis (Romania) and FAIR (Poland) took place in Warsaw, Poland, in mid-May 2018. The event brought together 30 youth workers from Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands and Ukraine.
The catalyst for offering this workshop was to explore storytelling as a way of organizational and personal development. During the six-day training course, the youth workers experienced in various forms the storytelling mind-set, and developed skills and knowledge related to story thinking, story structure, and storytelling techniques. Moreover, they learned to connect their personal stories to the organization’s stories and to their clients’ stories. And, for making their organizations more sustainable, the youth workers tried out various storytelling techniques for advocacy and fundraising activities. Finally, the participants made the plan on how they will use the storytelling in the future, for themselves and for their organizations.
“I appreciated the content of the training, it was really relevant. It capacitates the NGOs, it adds value to the NGOs’ stories, it helps them to attract new funding opportunities and scale up their projects.” (one of the youth workers participating in the training, in his / her evaluation form)
If you want to get a little bit from the training atmosphere, check the photos from the TC here:
Rounding up support from Irish National Agency, Leargas, the project was carried out in the frame of Erasmus+ KA1 program. The training aimed at professionalizing youth workers in developing long-term storytelling strategies for their organizations, in order to reach community and financial sustainability.0