MAMYFU

Project name:
MAMYFU:  Making my future - Enhancing lives of young people

Funder:
Project is financed by the Central Baltic Programme





Co-financing: 
Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs and KÜSK with  2644,50  euros.

Duration:
01.08.2019 - 30.06.2021

Project manager:
Ederi Ojasoo
ederi.ojasoo@gmail.com 

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Aim: 
The overall objective is to promote young people's skills and future orientation and social action for communities especially within the communities which are remote, marginalized or at risk of becoming economically and culturally excluded. This is done by the power of the young people from the area who can become their own life's change agents. The project follows the idea of from people to people by enhancing young people's entrepreneurial and positive orientation towards future, building up their self-esteem and co-learning via joint small scale project for the benefit for the community.

Results: 
The project creates an interactive virtual platform with stories, photos, videos, method and tool descriptions about the project and thus it will serve as a leaning platform also after the project. Also, the realized small scale projects stay alive - some of them might be renewed and repeated since they are cost-effective and very grassroots oriented. These kinds of community-based activities tend to spread later on.

Activities:
The impact of peers and home, as well as the community, is important.  "Making my future" joins up 35 young and 10 professionals from Estonia, Latvia, and Finland to collaborate together to build up the future in their communities. In the project, the potentials and proactiveness of young people living in “risky” communities or environments are enhanced by inviting them to shape their own future together and learn new skills and promote their courage and self-esteem. The approach of collaborative action learning is used - that is working together with young people using socio-cultural and future guidance methods – to enhance their potentials and also to engage them in proactive projects to have an impact to their communities via small scale projects. During the project, the young people will create small changes – not only for themselves but also in their communities by collaborating with NGOs and local communities.

The project consists of three intensive weeks in Estonia, Latvia, and Finland during 2019 - 2020 with pre- and post-activities did by young people in their own communities. The process starts with using photovoice method as a community study method and continues with co-creation and implementation of small scale projects in the local communities and finishes with interactive virtual platform with process, results and methods which is open to use by all partners and general public, especially by NGOs and educational institutes working with young people and communities.

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