Bulgarian youth discuss prevention of sexual violence and are trained as youth facilitators

06 Feb 2017

In October 2016 the training of youth facilitators was held in Pernik, Bulgaria. The three-day event was exciting as youth facilitators prepared themselves for their future work with young people within the "Life skills, leadership, limitless potential program" lead by Bedfordshire University in the UK with partners in Bulgaria, Romania, the Netherlands, UK and Hungary. Some of the information shared during the training was not new to young men and women and that allowed deeper penetration into the topic of sexual violence, its effects and work with peers. Youth facilitators had the opportunity to learn more about the project, its goals and ideas, as well as what is expected to happen within the pilot program for life skills, leadership and limitless potential. 

One of the most exciting and interesting activities in the project is its consulting with the group of young volunteers at PULSE Foundation. Young men and women in the Local Advisory Committee regularly meet and talk not only about the project activities and their opinion on this, but also and for consequences of sexual violence, children's rights and how they are met or not, how children and young people could learn more about their rights and to whom they can turn for help.  On November 19, the anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, boys and girls from the advisory committee participated in the national forum organized by the National Network for Children, called "VOICE IT Post counts". They had a special stand, which gave more information about their work and created a special game-tale for children's rights, which included all present. 

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