The "Grab Your World" youth exchange project, which runs from 22-28 October, will bring young people from six countries to Lagos to discuss forest fire prevention in Lagos.
This is an action promoted by (A) GARRA – Asociación Jovem de Lagos, co-financed by the Erasmus + Program.
The community-based and emerging initiative aims to stimulate young people to the right to citizenship in a conscious and active way, in order to reflect on current issues, such as concern for the environment and the importance of cultural sharing.
In this specific case, the theme of this exchange relates to the role of young people in the prevention of forest fires.
The project guarantees a very hands-on volunteering experience, bringing together altogether 30 young people aged between 18 and 25 from six countries: Estonia, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Greece and Portugal.
From the team-building process (each group having a 'leader'), peddy papers can be expected throughout the historic city center of Lagos and a great deal of experience sharing in volunteering – including a visit and action by cleaning in the Mata de Barão, in order to appeal to the preservation of the forests -, as well as intercultural sessions, workshops and, in fact, direct contact with local students, firemen and politicians.
At the end of the experiment, an e-brochure will be produced on the role of young people in forest fire prevention, as well as a photo / digital essay, in order to gather memories of this project.