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REACH: Responsible European & African Changemakers

REACH project is a step further to the cooperation, development and youth empowerment. It is a continuation of the successfully implemented project YES WE CARE. The main goal is to promote youth empowerment through volunteering opportunities and social entrepreneurship examples in Africa. For us, it is important to inspire young people to become job creator and not job seekers and also at the same time to support the development of youth work on other continents.

Mladiinfo Slovensko is cooperating on the project together with partners from Uganda, Kenya, Spain, Romania, North Macedonia and the Czech Republic. This project has been co-founded by Erasmus+ program under the Agreement No. 619048-EPP-1-2020-1-SK-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA.

Let’s promote social entrepreneurship among young people and break different stereotypes related to Africa and Europe with us!

Logo

The project logo underlines the project goals:

  • it has the shape of Africa to highlight the venue of project and volunteering mobility
  • the colourful palette symbolises the diversity of African continent
  • the hands are symbol of  “reaching out” towards each other, thus, strengthening the collaboration 

Project Activities

16.-18. March 2021


The primary goal of the kickoff meeting was to facilitate mutual cooperation and knowledge sharing between partner organizations. Moreover, our purpose is to ensure the effective implementation of the project during its entire duration. Throughout three days, we discussed various questions, but mainly we managed to resolve current issues regarding the next cooperation and coordination of security-related activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about the kick-off meeting in English here and in Slovak here.

October-November 2021

Training in the field of volunteering programs and social innovation. Train the trainers will be focused on the youth workers both from Europe and Africa, when following topics will be covered, for example Security, Crisis management, Mentorship, Responsibilities and many more. The training course will serve as the preparation for the coordinators from Europe including also direct experience from the ground and that would help them to prepare the volunteers better for their volunteering projects in both Uganda and Kenya.

2022

8 European participants will be selected to do 90 days of voluntary service in the selected hosting organisations or social enterprises. The main idea is that the volunteers would help out in impact-oriented organisations  as well as to increase the awareness about the need of social innovations.

More information about volunteering opportunities will be published soon!

2022

The evaluation meeting that will take place in North Macedonia, where the 7 participants from the partner organizations will take part., we will review the activities, their impact and progress, and will try to assess the need of follow-up activities. 

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Related projects

The Social Innovators Network aims at raising awareness and supporting the social innovations within youth to create a sustainable future in Central Europe. Project REACH expands this idea to wider region and supports social innovations also outside Europe. 

Youth Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship “We Care” (YES, WE CARE) project is focused on empowering and inspiring youth to engage in entrepreneurial activities in order to solve certain societal issues in the their communities. It brings the impact in Europe and Africa and the project activities were implemented in 10 countries. REACH builds on its experience and exchange with African countries.

Project Partners

Mladiinfo Slovensko

We inspire and educate through non-formal education. We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to obtain information and, consequently, an excellent education and thus fulfil their true potential.

Madre Coraje

has been working in Global Education projects since 2000, since when it has managed more than 20 projects funded by national and international institutions, included EU ones. Madre Coraje has experience training and monitoring young people, with a history of more than 12 years working with university students.

Lusuganda Development Initiative

is a Ugandan-based NGO that has been actively engaged in integrated community development initiatives since 2009. LUSUDI’s work is mainly focused at Social Entrepreneurship Development, Good Governance and Social Accountability, Agriculture, Eco- Tourism, Community Health, Better Livelihoods and Natural Resources Management.

Mladiinfo International

is dedicated to help young people to fulfil their educational potential as they are challenged by many educational disadvantages caused by either personal, social, cultural or economic circumstances.

Team for Youth organisation

promotes interculturality, volunteering, tolerance and team spirit. Based on these beliefs, assumed mission of the organization is to stimulate the youngsters to develop themselves through volunteering activities, international mobility and non-formal education.

Youth volunteers for community development

aims to give the young people a chance to contribute toward the development of their communities by doing voluntary service and giving back to the community. (Kenya)

Mladiinfo Czech Republic

inspires young people to step out of their comfort zones, reach their full potential and become active citizens. Mladiinfo CR informs about education, job, volunteering, traveling and other opportunities for young people. It is also a sending and hosting organization of European Solidarity Corps.

Do you want to know more?

Get in touch with us and we will be happy to fill you in and tell you more about opportunities for you. 

For young people

  • check part “Project activities”, tabs Leadership academy and volunteering opportunities
  • check the website of organisation with residence in your country

For youth workers

  • check part “Project Activities”, tab train-the-trainers
  • check the website of organisation with residence in your country

Contact person

Michaela Jurkovičová