TDM 2000 InternationalKeymasterJanuary 15, 2015 at 3:49 pmPost count: 41
Youth initiative: “Game-creator: DIY” – Tallinn
Description of practice :
Youth initiative named “Game-creator: DIY”
The project was about creativity and youth entrepreneurship. The youth initiative targeted young people from Tallinn with a Russian minority background. The project aimed to give young people tools and skills for becoming part of creating a comic book, a board game and active games that could be used at projects and summer youth camps. Through various non-formal sessions, youngsters were getting skills and knowledge on how to lead a full process of creating these products. From brainstorming to design, printing and budgeting. Also the target group received information regarding Estonian folk and Estonian national characters, which in a way, was giving them the chance to explore and research the culture of the country that they live in despite any minority issues that are often raised in Estonia.
The project was important because youngsters from Russian speaking minority in many cases are inactive or do not believe or do not know their opportunities in Estonia. Thus, it was important to empower them to create, to motivate to start communicating with companies and other stakeholders. Also since school system in many ways disables youngsters to use their creativity and to take things in their hands and get involved.
The project outcome is a comic book issued online and in print (500 pieces). Brochures with games that were created that are also issued online and in print (1000). The board game that is in print. These products will be given to schools, youth centers and children’s hospital.
Blog of the project is available on this link:https://gamecreatordiy.wordpress.com/comic-book/
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