Group leader's program

What is a Group Leader?The Brave Kids Group Leaders partecipate to the project as kids' legal guardians and support, they travel and follow them through all the project. Each Leader has its own background in working with children. They are people who devoted their lives to pedagogy, working as teachers, instructors, facilitators and sometimes even parents. Often they work in environments that are exposed to social exclusion, among minors coming from the streets, from low income families or marginalized groups, or from orphanages, or they work in groups focused on encourage ethnical and cultural diversity.

Each of them has his own unique personality and professional experiences, with their own skills and peculiar tools in empowering kids. They are also rapresentatives of their own organizations, and they carry with themselves their personal stories and the ones of the kids they work with.

The Leaders' Program is a space thought especially for them. It takes place during the three weeks of the project, and it is a platform where our facilitators work with all the Leaders, thorough workshop and activities, to:

- encourage professional and cultural sharing

- provide leaders with all the tools to support their kids during the project

- create contacts and partnerships, exchange ideas, develop new strategies for Brave Kids project

- keep track of the quality of the project and discuss about how to continue to support kids after the project

- build partnerships and search for tools to maintain them in the future

2017 EditionIn this last edition, we had the amazing opportunity to work with:

  • Martina Koptová, Foundation Good Romani Fairy Kesaj, Slovakia
  • Tamar Aragvishvili, Fifth Zurab Anjaparidze Art School, Georgia Zahessi 5
  • Julija Muningienė, Folk Dance Ensemble Seltinis, Lithuania
  • Urszula Borkowska, Group RIDETO from Children’s Home in Krasne (Janusz Korczak Centre for Educational Care Services), Poland, Krasne,
  • Svitlana Manita, , ”Under the Bridge”, Ukraine, Lviv
  • Flavia Bittencourt, More Paths, Brazil
  • Ranjini Nair, India, Sarvam Foundation
  • Anastazja Grzeszak, Sylwia Salamaj, Songs and Dance Group Wałbrzych, Poland, Wałbrzych
  • Ammi Hidai, Little Bees, Mexico
  • Julia Powierza, Hope4Street, Poland, Warsaw,
  • Gica Paraipan, The Buds, Romania, Salcia-Tudor
  • Kateryna Usmienstseva, Novy Kadr, Ukraine, Kharkiv
  • Khalid Bentyeb, Youth Association for Culture and Development (YACD) Aissawa Kids, Poland, Wałbrzych
  • Iulia Ursan, Szkoła Tańca Reverence/Reverence Dance School, Moldova
  • Andżelika Toborek, Club Cordex, Poland, Wałbrzych
  • Nalan Sarikabak, Group TFD (Turkish Folk Dancers), Turkey
  • Naghmeh LimooeeDonya Children’s Research InstituteIran
  • Violeta Vacaru, The Song and Dance Show Group, Romania, Pitești
  • Madina Demilova, Youth Cultural Practitioners, Poland, Warsaw
  • Svetlana Fedorova, The Arctic, Yakutia, Sakha Republic, Russia
  • Viviane Clement, USA, CircEsteem
  • Rusudan Oniani, Caritas, Georgia, Tblisi,
  • Peter Kipngetich Cherono, Koinonia Children Team, Kenya
  • Elmelda Mashingo, Ewelina Dublanska, Colourful Children, Wrocław, Poland