LEARN TO CHANGE

date

5-12.11.2014

venue

Kowary, Polska

ORGANIZER

Centrum Inicjatyw UNESCO

TYPE OF THE PROJECT

trening

LANGUAGE

angielski

FINANCING

Eramus+

PERSON IN CHARGE

Wojtek Frydrych

PARTNERS

Afyonkarahisar Guzel Yarinlar Dernegi, Turcja
SIQA, Georgia IPTA, Rumunia
AEGEE-Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraina
Oportunidad Europa, Hiszpania
Elelmiszer klub Kozhasznu Alapitvany, Węgry
Office for Initiatives Promotion, Białoruś

COST

część kosztów transportu

ICT ABC – internet tools in NGO

ICT ABC was a training for non-governmental organizations, which aims at widening and sharing knowledge about use of ICTs. Nowadays plenty of tools are available, which can help with managing projects or organizations. Therefore we gathered 18 people from 8 organizations from different countries to share knowledge that we have with them. Our participants were people working in NGOs who wanted to up skill themselves in use of ICT tools and who would like to share their knowledge in their teams. During the project we provided number of presentations of tools and programs which could help in organizational work. We showed how to manage social media effectively (everybody uses them but not everybody know the algorithms of their work), which programs you can use to create interesting info graphics, presentation or poster. Many organizations cannot afford to hire IT specialist or graphic designer – that is why they are dependent on their own skills – that is why we decided to help them to do it on their own. Methods which we used were very simple. First of all, it was learning by doing, which means working on a project or presentation of organization with use of given program. Everything under wary eye of specialists. Another method was peer-to-peer learning. During these session participants shared their good practices which they have with using some tool/program/ network. Results are as follows: firstly, more effective work in the organizations and better visibility of the projects and up skilling youth workers. Thanks to that, organizations are able to take care of many issues on their own, without spending money on specialists. Another result was creating new partner network, which due to use of ICT tools will be working effectively and will give young Europeans more opportunities to benefit from EU programs. The workshops were conducted by three specialists: Marian Taraszkiewicz (project management), Kamila Wierzbicka (social media), Tomasz Grzych (time management).