Listen to Us!

 

Supported by the Canadian Fund for local initiatives and

GotzeDeltchev Municipality help

 

Where?

GotzeDelchev

 

When?

April – June,2003

 

What?

Eighteen young people from the town of GotseDelchev and Bistritsa village   have been trainedbased on the program of the long-term project “Tomorrow Starts from Today”. ‘Listen To Us’project was oriented mostly to enforcing motivation in continuing education in areas with multicultural population and creating sustainable atmosphere of tolerance, trust, agreement, partnership and support between young people and rest of the players in the processes of mutual interest – parents, school, local government, NGOs and the business community.

 

Young people made interactive performances for finding lasting positive solutions of problems related to education in front of over 800 of their peers in the villages of Breznitza andAblanitza and in GotzeDelchev town

 

Tenchildren from poor families were provided with clothes and stationery for the 2003/2004 school year.

 

DAIRY:

 

The youngsters performed on the stage positive solutions of the case study

“I want to continue with my studies, but…”

 

there is no school in our town…

we have no money…

my parents do not allow me…

my performance is not very good…

I am not wanted…

Ii am not a child of important people…

not in Bulgaria

I have no citizenship…

this will separate me from my boy/girlfriend…

I am pregnant…

I shall get married…

Ii was not accepted…

if my best friend comes with me too…

I am not for the big city…

not what my parents want me to…

I cannot build a career here…

I don’t know what exactly…

the care for my family is more important to me…

Ii have no choice…

I do not meet the requirements…

Ii have to work…

without exams…

my boy/girlfriend is against it…

I am afraid to be alone in the big city…

the political situation does not allow…