Of what use is our knowledge if we do not share it with those around us?  OTI and all of its subsidiaries, members, networks and staff focus most of our energy on education, allowing ourselves to learn more from each other and also for us to teach what we have learned to others.

 

Some of our main focus areas in Education

 

Youth Education – Helping young people through a variety of activities including formal, non-formal and informal methodologies to increase their skills, knowledge and competences.  We are continuously developing new methodologies to increase the impact on youth education.  Working with you allows us to understand their problems and their needs and then develop solutions for these problems.

 

Adult Education – Developing and offering a series of courses and trainings to enhance the skills of adults of all ages to increase their employability and offer them more tools to develop themselves and their entrepreneurial ability and skills.  We offer a variety of courses which allow adults to gain skills for personal and professional development.  Our adult courses are developed to deliver usable skills in a variety of fields.

 

Cultural Education – In order for our world to develop and grow we need to first understand the roots of the people who inhabit it.  In order to understand this we need to understand the culture, the customs and traditions and also the roots of all our cultures so that we can understand that as people of this world we are more connected than we think.  Our aim is to help people from all corners of the world to embrace their culture and to share it with others.  We undertake a variety of activities and events in the areas of cultural promotion and education from youth projects to cultural festivals and exhibitions.  

 

Environmental education – Our homes, our towns, cities and countries make up our environment.  We strive to preserve and protect our environment in every way and not only for human sustainability but for all means of life on our planet.  By researching every element of our environment and understanding all aspects of life, we can start to education our children, our peers, our parents and our teachers on the value of environmental sustainability and preservation. 

 

Health Education – Promoting a healthy life is a main priority as it fits into our goal of preserving life in all forms.  A large area of education is focused on healthy living and making the correct lifestyle choices and this is achieved through a variety of training courses, activities and events which help educate people of all ages on the important issues relating to health.

 

Human Education – Human education is a term we developed when developing a series of courses which focus on issues that affect human life.  These include active citizenship, discrimination, human rights, xenophobia, drug abuse and many other fields that affect us in different ways all over the world.  By dealing with people from all over the world we can learn from them and understand them better and help educate people on all the issues that are important to them and us.

 

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Testimonials

Thank's to the Youth Exchange „Where do i Belong?” organized in Romania, in a wonderful area, named Predeal, i would like to think that i just found out where my soul and heart feels the best. 

In the first days were more relaxed and had enough space and opportunities to get to know each other and to accommodate.

So we took baby steps at first but I feel like we learned how to communicate better with people from other cultures (develop our social skills) and the most important aspect is that we were all the time encouraged to make friends through cooperation.

Personally i feel that there was not a single person with who i didn't interact with or had a dynamic activity with. 

I had the opportunity as well to organize a first workshop regarding the asylum seekers procedure from Romania together with Mihaela which decreased my fear for public speaking and also helped me to reach full potential when i want to transmit an idea in front of a numerous people.

Each activity that we had (name games, role play, creating a video, a magazine, a song about our experience during this days, building a country together, migrating to another cultures and become minority, crocodile game, game of thrones, etc) had a moral story behind, a problem that people are facing in different situations. 

This activities helped us to synchronize as a group, to realize all the barriers that a migrant, a refugee for example needs to go through, or maybe how all the stereotypes regarding genders affects our daily life without even recognize them. 

After all, I am pleased to say that this project has been really useful to share our experience, to overcome our fears, to learn to work as a one mind group, to connect everybody with everybody. Even the hosting place was amazing and the staff has been delighted and implicated.  

I am taking a picture in my memory palace to be sure that i will never forget this experience and the beautiful people which actually made this happen.

Thank you, my friends!

Anita Toth from Romania

 

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