Open call for online YABC training



It is our pleasure to announce that we will be holding a special digital international edition of “Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC)” Peer Education Training in July 2021 as part of our ongoing Erasmus+ Beyond Borders collaboration with the British Red Cross, Irish Red Cross and Netherlands Red Cross.

YABC training will take place as a digital course held over five days from Monday 12th July until Friday the 16th July.

Attendance at the training is available to all (Jeugd) Rode Kruis volunteers aged between 18 and 30.

Places for this training are strictly limited and will be allocated on a ranking basis to those who meet the criteria. Deadline for applications is May 15th 2021.

Applicants should:

  • Be aged between 18 and 30 (inclusive) as of 12th July 2021.
  • Be current or future members of (Jeugd) Rode Kruis
  • Available to attend the entire training event (12th to 16th July inclusive)
  • Engaged in organizing at least 2 YABC workshops for other Jeugd Rode Kruis volunteers in the next two years (September 2021-August 2023)

Information on YABC

YABC is the IFRC’s flagship initiative on the promotion of a culture of non-violence and peace. It was created in 2008 for youth and with youth from Red Cross and Red Crescent worldwide. YABC empowers young people to take up an ethical leadership role in inspiring a positive transformation of mind-sets, attitudes and behaviours within themselves and their community. It is built on three pillars: youth empowerment, operating from inner peace and reaching out to the community.

The training covers topics including:

Youth empowerment • Development of skills to promote a culture of non-violence and peace (CNV+P) • A non-cognitive or ‘from the heart to the mind’ methodology • Peer education and mentoring

Operating from inner peace • Inner change • ‘Internal arts’ (e.g. Qi Gong, yoga and meditation) • Strengthening resilience to cope with stress, peer pressure and resistance

Reaching out to the community • Creative platforms for social mobilization (e.g. visual arts, dance, theatre, music, sport) • YABC projects and grass-roots outreach (examples) • YABC workshops, trainings and activities.

Please note that the YABC training can be psychologically challenging and involves tapping into feelings and emotions that may be difficult for some people. It is best that the person attending the training has not been through anything emotionally draining recently so that they are in the best frame of mind to complete the training.

On completion of the training, participants will receive certification as a YABC Peer Educator and have access to the toolkit for the programme.

Attached is a booking form and which must be completed and returned to by Saturday 15th May 2021.