Be the Change Youth Exchange in Kavarna, Bulgaria

We’re very excited to share that the mobility for young people as part of Be the Change project is now a fact and here we share some moments from this experience. ?

? Be the Change youth exchange in Kavarna!

We’re thrilled to share the success of the “Be the Change” youth exchange program, hosted by Zarika Association, which took place from October 12th to 18th, 2023, in Kavarna, Bulgaria. This transformative event brought together 20 passionate young minds from Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Poland.

? What’s Be the Change all about?

The “Be the Change” mobility program in Kavarna was tailored for young individuals aged 15 to 18, offering an immersive experience in the world of social entrepreneurship. Our goal was simple: empower these young talents to learn, grow, and make a positive impact. Through interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and collaborative projects, participants developed crucial skills, broadened their perspectives, and established meaningful connections with peers from diverse backgrounds.

? The Objectives

1️⃣ Promoting Awareness: We aimed to raise awareness about the world of social entrepreneurship, its importance, and its potential for change.

2️⃣ Enhancing Skills: We worked on enhancing the entrepreneurial skills and competencies of our young participants.

3️⃣ Fostering Unity: The exchange fostered intercultural exchange and cooperation among the youth.

4️⃣ Testing & Evaluating: We put the educational content developed in the Be the Change KA2 strategic partnership project to the test, with support and co-funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU.

This program, marked by collaboration, innovation, and a passion for social entrepreneurship, was an incredible opportunity for the next generation of changemakers. Our hope is that it acts as a catalyst for personal development and inspires a new wave of social entrepreneurs.

We’re immensely proud of our participants, our team together with our amazing facilitator Anna Dineva, our project partners from Zavod Aspira and ICAD Foundation, our local partners Nash Dom Guesthouse and Municipality Youth Complex in Kavarna, the European Union for co-funding the project, and everyone who made this event a success. Stay tuned for more inspiring initiatives, and let’s continue to “Be the Change” we wish to see in the world! ???