Desert Bloom participated in “Empowering Youth Climate Ambassadors”, a training for Youth Workers held in Höör, Sweden from 4th to 7th July 2018. Two Desert Bloom leaders along with twenty youth workers coming from Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Turkey, Jordan, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania and Morocco participated in this project.
The project targeted youth as they play an active role in protecting the environment; they can change their lifestyle to reduce the pressure on environment and resources, “Reduce, reuse, and recycle” is by far the best motto when working at the individual level. Youth can make their homes, schools and youth organizations more environmentally friendly by adopting environmentally friendly practices, recycling of different materials as well as preserving resources such as water and electricity. Engaging youth in environmental protection not only creates direct impact on changing youth behaviors and attitudes, but possibly influence their parents, relatives and families.
The training used non-formal and informal learning methodologies, field trips, and interacting with subject matter experts to provide participants with practical and innovated ideas to empower young people and get them involved in environmental protection advocacy as Youth Climate Ambassadors. Also, participants presented short presentations on diversity in their countries and shared interesting videos / games / exercises / educational activities on diversity.