From Us to You Extra

Nominiert 2021

Land: Ungarn, Slowakei

Region: Landesweit umgesetzt, Landesbezirk Bratislava

Sektor: Zivilgesellschaft / Sozialwirtschaft

Handlungsfelder: Außerschulische Bildung, Jugendwohlfahrt, Kommunalentwicklung

Projektträger: Élményakadémia Közhasznú Egyesület - Academy of Experience Public Benefit Association

Verantwortliche*r: Csapi András

Webseite: Link zur Website

Herausforderung

Social exclusion, poor living conditions, and limited opportunities leave disadvantaged youth vulnerable to educational gaps. The exclusion, segregation, marginalisation, and discrimination faced by these youth put them at risk of crime and severe addictions.  

Idee

From Us to You Extra (“Tőlünk Nektek Extra”) is an experiential and peer-to-peer learning process organized through several modules online. Disadvantaged youth practice professional and life skills by helping other disadvantaged communities. The programme prevents them from dropping out of school and other life-altering decisions.

Akteur*innen

We work with disadvantaged youth ages 12 to 30 years old from Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Sweden. These young people live in foster homes, extreme poverty, or are from Roma communities. Disadvantaged, traumatised young people are addressed by their peers with similar backgrounds instead of adult experts. 

Wirkung

According to one young volunteer, “I’m not afraid to go out into ‘the Big Life’ as I was before.” Young people practise preparing for their futures and build professional skills. The programme helps them gain independence and raises their self-esteem. The young people are recognised in their communities and society through their help towards others.

Transfer

Our programme’s FUYX method is easy to adapt and upscale as a best practice in any other country.