Name of the project: “Play With Your Future” Training Course
Date: 22nd – 31st March 2022
City/Country: Cascais, Portugal
What was the main topic of the event?
Alex Ringvee – Making a on educational video game
Angela – Gathering ideas for a video game that teaches youth about mental health, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
Elija Barz – Environment, Mental health and social Inclusion
Ian Erik Uffert – Making an app
Kaspar Merisalu – To provide ideas for video game. Game is for 13-17 year old teenagers and about environment, mental health and inclusion.
What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?
Alex Ringvee – I learnt about the systematic oppression that most of us couldn’t even see.
Angela – Equity is not equality, it is always easier to see and understand things better when looking from afar.
Elija Barz – I think I learned the most in our free time. We socialised with other cultures every single moment we had free time. The programme helped us to connect in a way I would’ve never imagined.
Ian Erik Uffert – A fun boardgame that taught me about systematic opression, where I was unaware that I was being discriminated against.
Kaspar Merisalu – Learning about how different, different cultures see things.
Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, what?
Alex Ringvee – I want to help with the games development as much as I can
Angela – I am interested in how the game will be, also using the game in my work with children
Elija Barz – Yes, definitely. I would love to join a few projects, then do some volunteer work and eventually create projects on my own and teach the youth of tomorrow.
Ian Erik Uffert – I’m not sure
Kaspar Merisalu – Yes, i will continue to help with this project until it’s totally finished. I would also like to participate more in NÜH projects after my military service.
Would you recommend it to your friends? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Alex Ringvee – Yes because it was really interesting to communicate with people from different cultures and the topics in the project were really interesting
Angela – Yes i would recommend it. It is fun, you meet wonderful people and gain things you didn’t know you needed.
Elija Barz – Yes I would. Everybody, doesn’t matter if they are not socially active, will benefit from this life time experience in a way that broadens their horizon, helps them become more self-aware and learn about non-formal learning.
Ian Erik Uffert – Yes, it’s cool and educational
Kaspar Merisalu – Yes, for sure. Because this travel was really eye-opening for me. Also i got many friends from different countries and great language practice.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme