Fekete Sereg Youth Association implemented the Comp-Pass project’s local workshops in January 2018, in Nagyvázsony where the Hungarian organization is working since 1997. We organized a weekend-long session for the participants using the Real-E method, the board game, and the e-Portfolio.
The sessions were led by Rita Kandikó, the chairperson of the association and Dávid Üregi who took part as a youth worker in the project and participated in the international seminar in Rome where the partner organizations acquired knowledge about the use of the Real-E method.
We involved people with very different profiles, from the “simple” high school graduates to youth with a university background and many experiences. It was a great group because despite to the different backgrounds they managed to work together very well and they complemented each other during the exercises. Based on the feedbacks from the participants it was a pretty good event and overall everyone evaluated it as a useful and successful session.
If we have to rank the elements of the workshop than definitely the video making/storytelling was the most popular. We involved a professional who is making videos for a living therefore good quality clips were made which was a unique opportunity for the participants and all of them liked it a lot. And the exercises during the board game were also really positive. Those tasks gave a huge help to the participants to discover their own strengths and skills and also were enjoyable at the same time.
Apart from this workshop, we had a couple of other participants. With them, we had more like a one-on-one or a small group tutoring session where we helped them with the story telling and the e-Portfolio.
The overall evaluation of the Comp-Pass project is quite positive. The methods from the international training helped a lot during the implementation phase of the Comp-Pass project and after all the Fekete Sereg Youth Organization benefited a lot from this project, learned new methods and ways, received new tools what can be really efficient in the preparation of the future volunteers.