Duration and implementation

2. Project Period:

This project is scheduled for 2018-2023. The five-year plan includes:

  • opening of 10 active clubs in rural settlements;
  • involving about 1000 teenagers in all activities offered during a year;
  • involving about 1000 teenagers in several activities once a year;
  • involving about 100 volunteers in the project implementation

3. Step by step implementation and activities.

  1. Identifying target village through informed analysis and research.
  2. Identifying and recruiting local volunteers among youth of the designated village. Volunteers are expected to be active youth, concerned with social and spiritual wellbeing of the teenagers. They must be aware of the current social life among local teenagers, their interests. Preferably they should be somewhat confident at this stage that there would be teenagers interested in meetings, rewarding fellowship, sport activities, games, etc.
  3. Identifying and reserving a location for the meeting (further “club”) to conduct weekly gatherings, activities, (free of charge or paid rent of the premises, gym, school auditorium, playground to meet the needs of the club.)
  4. Equipping volunteers and local club with everything needed to conduct all of the planned activities, such as valuable literature, desktop games, sports equipment, outdoor equipment, and monetary resources to cover club’s expense (utilities, food, and small equipment for weekly meetings.)
  5. Club Advertising through creating flyers, posters, invitations, and by word of mouth. Frequently the best advertising is teenagers’ participation in the extreme summer camp, which is organized annually for all club participants. Having been to this camp, teenagers return to their villages and the end of the summer, spread the word, and the whole school is consumed with talks about the “EXIT” project.
  6. Clubs are opened and activities are started usually in the beginning of the school year. This marks the start of weekly club meetings (games, skits, songs, discussions); monthly interclub activities (typically competitions between the clubs from various villages); and seasonal extreme outdoor tent camps (hiking, water rafting, bivouacs, competitions, group discussions).

 

Activity  description

Activity frequency

Activity duration

Venue

Educational aspect

Recreational aspect

1

Extreme camping

 

 

Twice a year

3-8 days

Forest, the Dniester River,

the Ghidighici Lake, etc.

Unfamiliar terrain orientation, getting water and food in the wild, building a makeshift shelter in the wild, first aid training, topic-specific discussions aimed at moral and spiritual education, etc.  

hikes,

rafting along the Dniester,

bicycle tours,

rock climbing,

spelunking,

games,

extreme sports competitions

 

2

Local club

 

Once a week

2-3 hours

House

Gym,

Rented premises

Life hacks

Discussion of vital topics

Moral and spiritual talks

Debates

Speed dating

 

short quizzes,

board games,

indoor contests and games,

challenges

music and songs

stage performances

 

3

Preparing

for Success (Training)

 

 

Once a week

1.5-2 hours

House Rented  premises

Intellectual, physical, spiritual development of the personality  while choosing later a higher educational institution, determining the career preferences and setting goals for the future   

games, exercises

psychological tests

tasks for the development of creative and critical thinking, documentary and scientific films, etc.   

 

4

 F1 HELP

Social actions

 

 

3 times a year

6-8 hours

Village  

Mastering the skills of providing physical, financial aid and moral  support to those in need

 

 

holding entertainment events for children (if these are orphan boarding schools, orphan asylums)

 

5

Fairs

 

 

Once a year

4-6 hours

Village  

Organizing and holding relevant events (involvement of teenagers)

games, contests

songs, music,

flash mobs

lotteries, prize draws

sale of teenagers’ handicrafts  

6

English courses

 

Once a week

1.5-2 hours

Chisinau  

English language learning (written and oral)

topic-based games

exercises  

7

Quests

 

 

 

Once a year

2-4 hours

Chisinau

Villages

Settlements  

Teaching the skills of   unfamiliar terrain orientation,

Tasks for the development of intellectual and logical skills  

games, contests

prizes, etc.

 

8

Sports competitions

 

 

Twice a year

2-4 hours

Out-of-town  area, stadium, forest

 

Teaching a new sport

Competition between clubs


Since the clubs are located in various towns and villages, it gives teenagers an opportunity to attend events with little expenses. All activities are held free for teenagers. The EXIT Project defrays the expenses, providing facilities, necessary equipment, snacks, drinks (full four meals a day in case of long-term events). The events are organized and held by the EXIT coordinators and volunteers, who are direct leaders of clubs in their localities.

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