Training, laughter, joy, and critical thinking filled one week. Unforgettable experiences were had during the nEUCitizenship Training Program run by Ecogenia and our wonderful partners from YouthMakers Hub Our cohort members, young individuals from all around Greece were present and shared a common bond despite having diverse occupations, worldviews, and personalities. They have a passion for Greece, for developing a sustainable and active community, and for a green future. Young people who want to transform the world make up our cohort. They are prepared to put their attention on what truly matters, make a difference, and cooperate to reach their higher objectives. These individuals’ visions for Greece and the world genuinely moved me.
I felt accomplished as a person and team member in just one week. And the reason is that despite our differences in age, gender, and environment, I still felt that we had a common vision for a young generation that is engaged and committed to helping their communities and spreading a message of sustainability.
Our second pilot program is for elementary school students in grades 5 and 6. We are very delighted to present a program that covers so many diverse topics. SDGs, project management, soft skill development, collaboration, sustainability, and a plethora of additional programs and topics. Also, having young people showcasing their skills and knowledge regarding the environment is especially meaningful for younger ages acting like role models for them.