Name of the project: “Learning through Board Games’’ Youth Exchange
Date: 14th July – 22nd July 2022
City/Country: Viljandi, Estonia
What was the main topic of the event?
Hendrik Rebane – Learning and discovering the functions of modern board games
Mia Marta Ruus – Developing interpersonal skills through learning, teaching and playing boardgames
Natalie Li Lind – Board games and skills one can gain from playing them
Zoja Krasina – Board Games
What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?
Hendrik Rebane – Discovering more of my strengths and weaknesses
Mia Marta Ruus – A moment where I recognised my group members were just as capable me and I could take a step back from leadership
Natalie Li Lind – I realised how many different ways there are for learning. Throughout the week I learned to play over 10 new board games and in the beginning it was difficult for me, but after some days I already knew, how I need to learn, so I would grasp the information quicker.
Zoja Krasina – There are lots of different board games and some of them definitely will answer your interests. Moreover, every game can teach you something, if you will take your time to stop and think about what happened during the game.
Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, what?
Hendrik Rebane – Yes, if possible I will implement the ways of learning in upcoming trainings.
Mia Marta Ruus – I am looking forward to the event we are hosting in Estonia and putting the skills I developed in myself into use at my university’s student council
Natalie Li Lind – I am going to stay active in NYH, helping around and participating in youth mobility projects
Zoja Krasina – Yes, I’m fascinated by my experience with Erasmus, so I plan to become a youth worker 🙂
Would you recommend it to your friends? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Hendrik Rebane – Yes and I’ve already done it past the as well. Why yes?, well it’s very good opportunity in life individually and perhaps it would develop into something good for everyone.
Mia Marta Ruus – Yes! I already have and truly think anybody interested in travelling, learning and meeting lots of different people should use these oppurtunities and use the experience to better their communities as well
Natalie Li Lind – Yes, I will continue promoting youth exchanges to my friends.
Zoja Krasina – Of course, I strongly believe that everyone should try this experience at least once. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, learn, travel and practice languages!
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme