Education, training and empowerment of young people is important, especially when it comes to actions in addressing poverty in your own context. Poverty can often change one’s identity as well. Therefore, the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe-EYCE is organising a training course that is focused on very practical impact of personal experiences, deeper understanding how it feels to be in poverty, how it can change your identity and advocacy. Making a positive step towards more inclusive society.
The event titled ‘’People in Poverty: Part of the bigger picture” will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 21th to the 28th of August, and it is part of EYCE’s Campaign to Overcome Poverty “Break the Chains!”
The main objectives of the training course are:
- To understand how poverty affects identity;
- To explore different methods of advocacy;
- To understand the importance of advocating for those in poverty;
- To explore theological perspective – Exploration on the Christian attitude towards poverty, Jesus as an advocate for the poor;
- To create advocacy strategies, and so much more…
The deadline for the application is 26th of June 2016.
More information can be found here (EN).