EXIT for human right! Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018

What was it about?

We made training course “EXIT for human right” in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 09-18 of November, 2018. Logos and Soeholm 4H (Denmark) implemented this project, which was funded by Danish National Agency.

At this training course we had 24 young leaders and NGO activists working with youth, on 8 days long training course. Our aim was to raise awareness about Human rights in such topics as children rights, migration and life of people with limited abilities through making Human rights escape room, as well as understanding how to use escape rooms as a learning tool in order to create similar projects on Human rights back at local communities.

At this training course we made human rights escape room in spheres of discrimination of people based on children rights, migration and life of people with limited abilities.

Following objectives were set for the project:

  • To spread ideas of human rights protection among participants, partner organisations and guests of the training course
  • Provide youth workers and NGO workers with tools and knowledge on how to organise escape rooms, which will bring ideas of human rights protection to greater amount of people
  • To create working tools which can be used in local communities
  • To show that dealing with human rights can be done in various ways through providing participants with ideas and methods on non-standard approach to human rights education
  • To develop a network of youth workers and NGO workers in Europe who are ready to do quest rooms on human rights by giving them an opportunity to practice this approach and creating a good atmosphere for connection between participants
  • To raise awareness of such human rights topics as children right, migration and life of people with limited abilities.

How did it go?

This was our second project in Ukraine about escape rooms. The training course was delivered by trainers Emir Shevkiiev, Julia Zaitseva-Kirk and Marko Boyko.

Our project was supported by the museum of Ukrainian diaspora, which provided us with the space to create our rooms. Our participants built 3 great escape rooms and we invited local people to come and play. At the open even we had around 30 guests, who had a chance to learn and play at the same time.

After the project was over we kept one of the rooms built for participants in order to let other people come and play. It worked for 3 months and attracted players who could feel "in the skin" of a person with limited abilities. During its work, the room was administered by Logos members and volunteers. This is the web-site of the room - http://escaperoom.logos.tilda.ws/

The rooms that participants built:

"Habibi migration"

Experience is the core of learning, escape room is the best experience and thus a great learning opportunity. In this case the topic is rights of migrants. Being in the room participants face a number of issues that are very likely to happen to migrants. They are often being treated like "less important" or "unimportant" beings and the goal of the game is to make people feel it and understand the whole seriousness of the situation by wearing the shoes of those, who have to leave their homelands in the search of better life. People may be sorry for others, who go through difficulties, but they never realize the essence of the issue unless they go through the same.

"Shit happens"

We want to teach people about the daily abuse and breaking of children's human rights. We want the player to go through the room with the feeling of being a child. The feeling of not being as human as the parents. This is done with the chaining at first, and then puzzle after puzzle that symbolizes the problems that children might face as they are growing older. A belt that symbolizes physical abuse and a computer that symbolizes the limitation of information.

"Superheroes wanted"

Hello everyone! Have you ever imagined yourself being a superhero? Today we will give you the possibility to become one and now you can choose your own superpower!

This room's goal is to raise awareness of people about people with disabilities.
We want players to better understand feelings of people with disabilities. To do that players will havwe to find a job, but they will have to do it with some obstacles they didn't think of before entering the room.

Below you can directly access toolboxes on the rooms made by participants

In each "toolbox" you can find following information:

  • Explanation of what is the room about
  • Description of storyline and puzzles
  • Plan of the room
  • Pictures of the room

If you want to build a similar room, but have some questions, don't hesitate to write us [email protected]

Partners of the project

The project was implemented by Logos and Søholm 4H, but we had great partners supporting us with their contributions and members:

  • Armenia  - Youth For Change Civil Society Development
  • Azerbaijan - Azerbaycan Tefekkur Gencler Assosiasiyasi
  • Italy - EURO SUD
  • Poland - Logos Polska
  • Ukraine - Logos Ukraine
  • Latvia - Logos Latvija
  • Russia - “OPORA“

Carpathia Lab. Lviv, Ukraine, 2018

The Youth exchange Carpathia.lab brought 32 participants from 6 different countries together to explore the beauty, diversity and fragility of the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains over a period of 14 days. The stunning scenery and the cultural diversity of the Ukrainian Carpathians is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets.

During the project, participants
• Explored the Ukrainian Carpathian mountain wilderness and engage with the human impact on this environment.
• Participated in a range of workshops on up-cycling and sustainable practices.
• Were part of an international team from Ukraine, Germany, Greece Georgia, Russia and Poland
• Developed initiatives for participant-led follow-up projects in their communities

Project was hosted by Logos Ukraine in Carpathia mountains and city of Lviv. At the same time it was developed by a consortium of organisations:

  • Germany - Grüner Grashalm e.V.
  • Ukraine - Logos znannya
  • Georgia - Citrus
  • Greece - Votsis Youth in Action Club
  • Poland - Logos Polska
  • Russia - INTERRA

Critical thinking – clean mind. Lviv, Ukraine, 2018

The main aim of the youth exchange Critical Thinking Clean Mind was to gather young people from 6 countries who worked together to improve the international movement devoted to developing critical thinking and media literacy skills among young people and to create ideas for future activities and projects in terms of this movement.

At this YE, we shared the initial idea of the Skepsis movement and allowed participants to be part of creating this movement.

For seven days (24th of May - 3rd of June, 2018), we worked on the movement’s concept, vision, possible activities at local and international levels, project plans, etc. We also created simple tools which could help to develop critical thinking, media literacy and help with dealing with fakes and disinformation.

At the end of the Youth exchange, we ran an open event in Lviv, where we invited locals to learn about the project and critical thinking. We had over 40 guests at this event.

Have a look at the video below which was made during the open event in Lviv.

And here are some simple tips on improving your critical thinking and media literacy

As a result of this project, participants created various tools for developing critical thinking and media literacy. Theses tools include workshop, videos, infographics, quest, etc. You can find them as well as other materials on critical thinking in the Skepsis movement open folder:

 

This youth exchange was initiated by Logos and Shokkin Group Norge and was funded by the Norwegian national agency within Erasmus+ programme. It was implemented by 6 organisations:

Shokkin Group Norge
Norway

Logos Ukraine
Ukraine

Logos Polska
Poland

Asociatia pentru Dezvoltare Creativa
Moldova

Karas
Belarus

Shokkin' Group Danmark
Denmark

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Escape for human rights. Ukraine, Kyiv, 2017

What was it about?

Training course “Escape for human rights” happened in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 19-27 of October, 2017. This project was implemented by Logos (Ukraine) and Hea Hombre (Estonia) and funded by Estonian National Agency.

At this training course we gathered 24 young leaders and NGO activists working with youth, on 7 days long training course with the aim to provide them with knowledge and skills needed for creation of escape rooms which could be used as learning tools when working with young people.

At this training course we made human rights escape room in spheres of domestic violence, migration and life of people with limited abilities.

Following objectives were set for the project:

* To raise the level of key competences and skills needed to work with young people;

* To equip youth workers with tools and knowledge on how to organise escape rooms, which might be used in work with young people for various range of topics;

* To increase quality of youth workers and NGOs' approach when working with young people

* To create working tools which can be used in local communities;

* To improve education systems through the exchange of good practices and results;

* To show that working with youngsters can be done in various ways through providing participants with ideas and methods on non-standard approach to education and involvement of youngsters;

* To start a network of youth workers in Europe who are ready to do quest rooms on human rights by giving them an opportunity to practice this approach and creating a good atmosphere for connection between participants;

* To improve and strengthen relations between participating partners;

* To raise awareness of such human rights topics as domestic violence, migration and life of people with limited abilities.

How did it go?

At this training course we used escape room as an educational method for the first time. The training course was delivered by trainers Emir Shevkiiev and Marko Boyko. Our participants built 3 great escape rooms and we invited local people to come and play. At the open even (https://www.facebook.com/events/857055541121054/) we had around 30 guests, who had a chance to learn and play at the same time.

The rooms that participants built:

"On the run to safety"

On the run to safety is an escape room about human rights and the topic of migration, refugees and asylum seekers. The room is an educational room that aims at giving a fun and interactive experience to the players, and at the same time raise awareness of the situation of migration and refugees worldwide. On the run to safety gives the players a sense of understanding and feeling of how it is to be a refugee and asylum seeker, that has to flee their home in order to reach safety. The room is designed in a way that the players are asylum seekers, who are on the run to safety during the game. Exiting the room means they have reached safety.

If you would like to build similar room, you can find all the information about it here.

"Domestic violence: speak up"

This room is about the domestic violence and about the situations that people are facing in almost every country in the world. In this room you will have to understand what has happened to the family, which looked very happy at pictures.

If you would like to build similar room, you can find all the information about it here.

"Trust me"

Once you enter the room, you get to know that you are a police investigation team which was called by a mother of the girl who has been missing for 2 days, she didn’t come back home. Mother is very much worried about missing daughter. The only thing that mother has found is daughter’s phone, which is locked. Task of the team (players) is to find out what happened to the girl.

If you would like to build similar room, you can find all the information about it here.

Below you can directly access toolboxes on the rooms made by participants

Partners of the project

The project was implemented by Logos Ukraine (https://www.facebook.com/logosngo/) and Hea Hombre (https://www.facebook.com/heaaahombre/), but we had great partners supporting us with their contributions and members: