LET'S TALK ABOUT IMPACT

THE FIRST NOW IMPACT REPORT IS HERE

Find out what kind of impact we create with our work and about the highlights of the first year of NOW by downloading our report.

 

NOW PROJECTS

During our programs, our participants implement projects in their own community – according to their own interests and possibilities.

 
Rose in the Desert

Rose in the Desert

  • “For my project, my volunteer group and I started with the question: what does the local community need? We decided we wanted to support a school: make their learning environment more beautiful while also strengthening young people’s social engagement and raise awareness of local inequalities. We managed to get all the materials donated for the project and then spent two full days painting. Our focus was to create opportunities for diverse young people to get to know each other while painting – so we spread the volunteers randomly between the different classrooms. Of course the children also help us to paint and were very excited, we played around with them and the paint and danced traditional Halay. The biggest challenge was that we were afraid that not a lot of volunteer would come because of the political situation in Turkey – but they did!  All together we were 120 volunteers and we managed to paint a school that accommodates 1500 children.”

    (Serhat, NOW Journey 2016 participant from Turkey)

Physics Express

Physics Express

  • “Physics Express is a project that is gathering student of physics with a common goal to promote physics and popularize science in general. The basic idea is to visit elementary and high schools showing students everyday physics phenomena in interactive way so they can really feel it as it is happening in nature. My motivation for this project comes for the fact that school curriculum around here are but also from perceiving low interest in physics and science in general. With the Physics Express we also want to visit schools in rural areas, as in a way to enable every school kid to have the equal opportunities to learn. Many schools do not have any equipment to support experimental teaching, which I personally believe presents a big gap for progress. So of personal importance to me is to promote science and critical opinion in general, but in the first place I’m trying to give everyone a quality education to spark the joy of learning, which I think is the best life investment.”

    (Josip, NOW Journey participant 2016 from Bosnia / Croatia)

wörCHshop interCHulturell

wörCHshop interCHulturell

  • “The ‘wörCHshop interCHulturell’ has the goal of giving Swiss students the opportunity to meet immigrants and through hearing their stories and sharing experiences enable them to reduce their prejudices and understand that integration is a process that needs both sides to make an effort.Therefore, they implement a 3 hours workshop in secondary schools which, after an intercultural simulation and an interactive part about the facts, lays its focus on the exchange between the immigrants and the students. To make the experience sustainable they then give them some time to brainstorm and discuss how participants could get active or make a difference in their everyday lives.”

    (Myrta & Lisa, NOW Journey participants 2016 from Switzerland)

Solomon Screen

Solomon Screen

  • Solomon is a group of people with different backgrounds that through media aims to promote an alternative perspective of the local community by showing the humanity that is common across us. The editorial team of Solomon Media is consisting of immigrants and refugees who are partnering with local students of journalism and collaboratively produce content for the Magazine and Screen both in Greek and English. The team is more than 25 people from more than 11 countries and speaks more than 22 languages. Initiatives like Solomon prove that an inclusive society is feasible and remind us that at the end of the day social inclusion is a matter that affects us all and not refugees and immigrants alone.”

    (Fanis, NOW Journey participant 2016 from Greece)

NOW STORIES

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