The WORTH project - WOmen in Resistance in the 20th Century - as part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Program (CERV) funded by the European Union, has as its main objective to increase knowledge and promote awareness about the stories of resistance during the 20th century with women as the main protagonists.
To prepare for the project and to ensure effective implementation of the project, the five partner organizations from Italy, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia and Romania participated in a Training for Trainers (TRA) course in Brașov, Romania, held May 10-11.
During the first day, partners commemorated the stories of women who fought for resistance in Europe during the 20th century.
To pay tribute to the women's history and their commitment, partners during the commemorative day had the honor of visiting the Museum of Canvas and Stories - Museum of Canvas and Stories - in Mândra, founded by Alina Zară. Afterwards, the partners visited the Făgăraș Fortress, now the Făgăraș Country Museum within which Ioana Hașu-Georgiev, in 2018 created the exhibition on Women and Resistance, paying attention to the invisible actors of the anti-communist struggle, exploring the lesser-known aspects of resistance one of the fascinating evangelical fortified churches enchanted by the stories told by Michael Lisske.
During the second training day, the activities planned for the partners were mainly concerned with the preparation of the Human Library event, sharing of non-formal activity methods, and sharing of best practices among partners for project implementation.
The field of learning stimulated by game methods focuses on Gamification practices and learning activities that follow this line of nonformal education. Therefore, the partners had the chance and opportunity to deepen and improve their knowledge of the main tools used in this field such as Mentimeter, Urban Trekking and Action Bound. Through the use of these applications and digital tools, the partners gained firsthand experience of how to make learning practices more engaging and inspiring, especially when the target audience is younger children.
Thanks to this training, each partner will be ready to organize in their respective countries the Human Library event during which the "Living Books" will be the people who tell direct or indirect stories about women and resistance in Europe during the 20th century.The hope is to promote collective memory and defend these testimonies within local society, providing a European dimension on a past that unites us and promoting an international culture of memory by providing a more inclusive view and understanding of history.
We feel grateful for being able to learn and share these extraordinary stories and for honoring the resilience and commitment of women
Check out this amazing two-day event organized by the WORTH Project! Partner organizations gathered in Brasov, Romania for celebrating the Women in Resistance in the 20th Century. The event included visits to cultural sites, non-formal education training, gamification practices, and thought-provoking discussions on promoting remembrance and awareness in local societies. Join us in fostering a more gender-balanced understanding of history. To learn more, click on the video below:
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