Name of the project: Train the Trainers II Training Course
Country/City: Karlov, Czech Republic
What was the main topic of the event?
Laura Schifrin: The aim of this training course was to get practical experience of non-formal education, experiential and action learning.
What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Laura Schifrin: The week was full of so many surprises and it was amazing to see how much you can actually achieve, learn and do when you just dare to step out of your comfort zone.
Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Laura Schifrin: I can use all the knowledge I got there as a group leader at youth camps during summer and hopefully also during my teaching career after graduating from university.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
LauraSchifrin: Oh yes, definitely! It is a great way to get out of your comfort zone, travel, see the world, meet people from different cultures and most importantly – have the time of your life. Once you start with Erasmus+, it’s very hard to stop.
Emily Grano and Karol Pärn wrote about their experience:
We are back in Tallinn and unfortunately our adventure in Czech Republic is over.
This wasn’t our first project, we can say we are veteran of Erasmus plus project, but this one was something unexpected.
We arrived the first day in Olomouc and from there we went to Karlov region, the place of the project was at the top of the mountain, the green of the nature and the forest was all around us.
We started the project the next day, with some “getting to know each other” activities, we could discover how nice, friendly and fun were the others participants.
In the following days the activities were different and more connected with the project itself, since we did many activities, I will describe at least one, the one I considered more funny and interesting.
In one game we had to build a boat, and we were divided into two different groups and within each group there were the workers and the managers, unfortunately the workers had to be lazy by game rules and managers had to be the one who motivate them, who take care of them to make the process works but they could say anything about the project they were working on.
The aim of this game was conquest the island reaching it with our boat and light the torch of the island with our torch.
With our efforts we could build our boat, it wasn’t very strong but it did its job, it brought one person from one side of the lake to the other, where the island was.
This game was my favourite one and not because I won but because of what we could learn about it. The main outcome was that we should respect, involve In our decision and respect our workers or employee because this somehow will determine our result, our bout, so if we want our bout safe and strong enough we should respect the others.
So definitely thank you for giving us this opportunity, we will never forget it.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme