From Us to You Extra

Nominated 2021

Country: Hungary, Slovakia

Region: Implemented nationwide, Bratislava Region

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Non-formal education, Youth welfare, Community development

Project owner: Élményakadémia Közhasznú Egyesület - Academy of Experience Public Benefit Association

Responsible person: Csapi András

Website: Weblink


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.  


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.


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. 


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.


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