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Exhibition on the ‘Right to Learn’ Youth Initiative by milia

miliaA fresh and active group of young people called ‘milia’, has in the last three months organised a highly successful programme of experiential workshops on the theme of education, the creative results of which will be exhibited this Friday and Saturday 20 and 21 May 2011 at the Nicosia Municipality’s ‘Peace’ Venue. Believing that it is crucial that the broader public hear the voices of youth on the ‘Right to Learn’, milia volunteers will exhibit the wonderful collages, innovative proposals and powerful short films produced by participants during milia workshops. The exhibition will be open on Friday 20/5/2011 at 17:30-21:00, and on Saturday 21/5/2011 at 11:00-19.30, at the Nicosia Municipality’s ‘Peace’ Venue, located at the end of Ledra Street. For more information see http://yeiamilia.wordpress.com/

‘Milia’, which was set up last September as an informal group of young volunteers from the fields of education, youth work and civic society groups, organised four weekend sessions of interactive workshops for 12-18 year olds, funded by the European programme ‘Youth in Action’. The workshops took place on 19-20 February and 12-13 March in Nicosia, on 27-28 March in the village of Galata and on 16-17 April in Limassol.

The theme of all workshops was the basic right of each person to an education which responds to their needs, and which promotes a democratic society where all people receive respect but also respect the rights of others.

miliainviteFacilitated by Cyprus Youth Council trainers who employed non-formal learning methods such as creative activities, discussion groups, teamwork and media, beneficiaries explored in depth their own learning styles and experiences as well as their education as a human right. They made recommendations on how to improve the educational experience in our country, as well as short movies on the theme, inspired too by their discussions with individuals who had experienced global education first hand.

The young people’s feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – claiming that the experience had left them feeling enriched in their self-esteem, empowered and inspired by the understanding and perspective gained on education. Organisers have said that the ideas of these young people will feed into future ‘milia’ activities, having seen how much they have to say about, and can contribute to, a healthier model of education.

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CCMC Training Schedule

We’re proud to announce our training schedule for February to April 2010. All sessions will take place at the CCMC premises in the grounds of Ledra Palace, Nicosia. Please note all training will be conducted in English, with Greek and Turkish language support. All sessions are free of charge and are open to local civil society organisations and people working on reconciliation / multicultural initiatives. Priority will be given to CCMC members.

To register, please call +357-22-662269 or email info @ cypruscommunitymedia.org. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited for some of the courses.

  1. Basic Photography Thursday 4 February 9:30am-4:30pm.
  2. Basic Photography II: Photo processing Friday 5 February 9:30am-4:30pm
  3. Strategic communications Thursday 11 February 9:30am-4:30pm.
  4. Working with the media Wednesday 17 February 9:30am-4:30pm.
  5. Audio Production Monday 22 February 9:30am-4:30pm.
  6. Audio Post-Production and podcasting Monday 1 March 9:30am-4:30pm.
  7. Media Crisis Management Wednesday 10 March 9:30am-4:30pm.
  8. Social networking and viral marketing Tuesday 23 March 9:30am-2pm
  9. Writing an effective media release Tuesday 30 March 2pm-6pm
  10. Video Production Wednesday & Thursday 14 and 15 April 9:30am-4:30pm.
  11. Video Editing/Post Production Wednesday & Thursday 28 and 29 April 9:30am-4:30pm.
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