12 new Coloured Glasses facilitators were trained in the Local Launch Event in Estonia!
The Local Launch Event took place between the 26th and 28th November in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.
Three of Coloured Glasses Trainers, Caroline Seifert from Germany, Laura Nolvak from Estonia and Airika Torn from Estonia were there to deliver helpful training and prepare the participants for their final test, their own presentation at a local high school.
After the participants got familiar with the methodology, background and concepts of Coloured Glasses, they also learned a bit about non-formal education and intercultural theories which helped them develop their own sessions. The participants found the theories very helpful: “My biggest discovery was that non-formal education is really useful. I have never gained any benefit from this kind of learning before.”
In order to be able to deliver a high quality training, during the second day, they also worked to strengthen their public speaking, facilitation and debriefing skills.
All participants felt they learned new concepts and were very eager to find out even more information. “I learned the stereotype pyramid which was really helpful; different ways to introduce a culture; how to feel confident with different simulations.” ” I am now able to facilitate the CG concept, to debrief better and more efficiently. I know the importance of feedback and (peer)evaluation and I understand different ways of education.”
The Coloured Glasses Manual was always there to help develop new ideas.
The CG workshop prepared by the new facilitators during the last day of the Local Launch was very well received by the pupils at the local high schools and the new facilitators were encouraged to repeat the workshops for other classes too.
After the workshop, the participants received feedback from the trainers, which they also found very useful for their own development as Coloured Glasses facilitators.” I have done similar classes with YFU before, but it was really eye-opening to hear feedback from professionals.”
All of the newly trained facilitators showed enthusiasm about continuing organising Coloured Glasses workshops in local schools and promoting YFU.
This activity was made possible thanks to the funding of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.