Include to diversify
A one-day training on inclusion and diversity in Prishtina on 12th of October 2019 for WBAA Kosovo members
The project “Include to diversify” began as an idea to enrich the youth of Kosovo, more specifically the WBAA members with the practical and overall knowledge on inclusion and diversity. The one-day training was focused in two levels: both awareness increasing and skills enriching. The idea behind the training is to equip the trainees with the skills and the knowledge about inclusion issues, diversity and involvement in community, so that they are well-prepared to handle issues in their future job or situations which require delicate handling.
The training “Include to diversify” was held in Prishtina on 12th of October 2019. Interested participants members of WBAA Kosovo chapter had applied online. On the day of the training, 13 participants were present and completed the training. Each of them was awarded with a certificate of participation. After the completion of the training, stories, pictures and description of the training were disseminated in the social media: Facebook and Instagram.
The project not only aimed to increase the awareness of the participants, but the discussion that occurred throughout the training, through simple self-assessment methods, assisted participants to reflect on their beliefs and deeply rooted social understandings. By the end of the training, participants became more critical and improved their judgement towards the topics that were discussed in the training.
The training was offered by Miss Brikena Avdyli, a specialist in social inclusion and gender equality with a Master’s Degree in International Development from American University, and an extended experience in international organisations, local non-governmental organisations in Kosovo and recently as the adviser to the 4th president of the Republic of Kosovo, Ms Jahjaga. Her broad experience in the field made the training more attractive and relatable to the trainees.This type of training could easily be replicated in the neighbouring countries, especially Albania, considering that the language is shared. Nonetheless, it could effortlessly as well be offered in English language, with a regional participation.
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