Frames of Happiness. Description
The Training - Seminar “Frames of Happiness” is a 9 days project that will be realized in Moldova between 26th of August to 4th of September. The aim of the project is to promote the young orphans’ social inclusion and well-being, through tackling the issue of youth exclusion and discrimination. It will join 32 youth workers from EU: Norway, Latvia, Romania, Spain, and EECA: Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia that what are interested to raise the awareness about the problem of the excluded children using the digital tools of photography and videography.
This project is dedicated to the youth workers, volunteers and young people that organize activities, initiatives or take part in organizations that involve children from orphanages and would like to learn new ways of promoting the idea of inclusion of young people, using the art of photo and video activities.
Through the art of photography, the participants will be able to show the existence of this problem and will try to encourage people to solve the problem of exclusion of children from the society. They will express their personal ideas and thoughts using pictures and videos made during the whole duration of the project. All the results: pictures, collages, videos will be shown in the last day of the project in form of an exhibition in a public place in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau.
Objectives of the Project
- To discover the problem of child exclusion and to build positive attitude among the participants towards children from orphanages
-To create and promote a platform of sharing and discussions about the problem of children exclusion from the society
-To design a practical tool in form of a guide that will be developed by the participants during the seminar and will help young people to promote the social inclusion of children -
To initiate a social campaign about the inclusion of children from orphanages through organizing a public event where the issue will be promoted among citizens of Moldova
-To developing basic digital skills and multilingualism in the field of youth, using a creative approach towards the art of photo and video activity by attending dynamic workshops in photography and videography;
-To realize 5 photo / video materials about social exclusion of children which will be diffused on different media channels by the participants of the seminar in their local communities
The project will take place in Vadul lui Voda town, in a touristic and resort area near the river
“Nistru”, which is 25 km from Chisinau. All the participants will be hosted in the venue
“Sirius”. They will share rooms of 3 or 4 people. Here are some pictures of the venue.
Travelling to Moldova
The main airport is Chisinau (KIV). The arrival date is 26th of August (no later) and the departure date is 4th of September (no earlier). If you want to spend more time in Moldova it is possible to spend maximum 2 days before and after the project and book the travel tickets accordingly. An alternative and cheap way to come to Chisinau is to fly to Bucharest or Kievand after to take the bus Bucharest – Chisinau or Kiev- Chisinau. It costs not more than 20 Euro ( but it is 9 hours trip).
(12,000 to 20,000 annually in recent years), it’s a natural destination for travellers who like to plant the flag and visit lands few others have gone to.
But Moldova’s charms run deeper than being merely remote. The country’s wines are some of the best in Europe and a fledgling wine-tourism industry, where you can tour wineries and taste the grape, has taken root. The countryside is delightfully unspoiled and the hospitality of villagers is authentic. The capital, Chişinău, is surprisingly lively, with excellent restaurants and bars. Across the Dniestr River lies the separatist Russian-speaking region of Transdniestr. It’s atime-warp place, where the Soviet Union still reigns supreme and busts of Lenin line the main boulevards.