The North Macedonian team, who participated in the “ReadMe” project within which they completed the youth exchange, took their time to share their impressions of what they got to experience during the youth exchange this month in Poland.
“The ReadMe project was a whole new experience for us. We were privileged enough to encounter new people from different countries and we got to meet their cultures, traditions and tried their traditional
“Being surrounded by these participants of the Erasmus+ project we spoke English on a daily basis which provided a grand tool for improving our oratorical and grammatical skills. Apart from this we also experienced the native languages of the participants which did nothing but expand our ethnic knowledge of different parts of Europe.”?
“The main topic Human Library focused on defending human rights and combating stereotypes and prejudices from the majority. Two of our participants had the opportunity to experience this concept. They were both talking about their private lives, how they managed to solve their personal problems and they received the chance to give out that information to the readers/listeners who were willing to make a change in their lives.”?
“The energy was extremely positive, made a bunch of friends, worked in international teams, small and big.
Hopefully, all of you could enjoy the same feeling someday…”✨
The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a project which has the purpose of attracting people’s attention towards accepting diversity because, many times over, the differences between people are not valued as resources, as often times, these differences lead to labelling and prejudices. It is is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.
With the Project ‘Read me’ we want to implement the human library event together with all participants. Participants will have the chance to learn about the effective method of fighting with stereotypes and prejudices. Preparations for the event will be made based on non-formal education methods such as intercultural communication workshops, Oxford debates, world cafe, intercultural simulation.