The peer-education project was dreamt up by young people who are members of Dyfodol.
We think that young people have just as much responsibility and opportunity in building a better world than anyone else and we often have the best solutions! We know that everyone has to be on board which is why we want to engage as many people as possible.
We also believe that when you get young people to talk to other young people the messages are better understood and respected. This is what we call peer-education and from our past experience – it really does work!
We realised that there weren’t enough young people in Dyfodol to reach the scale we were dreaming about so we thought we’d start a project which recruited and inspired even more people.
We wanted to trigger a snowball effect.
Our goal is to train around 40 young people to:
- have a good knowledge of climate change and other sustainability issues.
- gain the skills to speak effectively to other young people using peer-education techniques.
- have fun building their own projects that would trigger even more people thinking and acting sustainably.
That way we could pass on our skills and equip a whole new group of young advocates to go out to their peers and empower them to be more sustainable…
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