Blog 06: Vertit- voice of youth

We are getting things ready at Vertit- voice of youth group for the van full of games, surprises and democracy. This amazing event now has a name. Nuorten ääni – Youth voice !  We will travel around to some towns in Finland with games, inspiration and our van …Let’s Go…

…All the group got together on the 9th of April to start creating the decorations, games and designs for the event and of course there was pizza for everyone ..Yess!.

We discussed together with our group coordinator Sari Juvani the plan for the upcoming event, and what we would all work on during this group session. It was decided we would get started creating the games, making designs for the van and create awesome quotes in many different languages, The group mascot is this amazing unicorn you see below…Let’s Go…

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…We split up in groups to do different tasks. There was an EVS volunteer in each group with Finnish youth. At one table we were painting plastic bottles for a few games that we will have during the event.

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At another table we were designing a massive logo and slogan to be displayed on the van. The details of the slogan are yet to be revealed; we are keeping it for a surprise on the day of the event.

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At another table we were creating quotes about democracy. These quotes where in all different languages. At the last table we were doing some valuable game testing for the event! just to see how fun the games were…Let’s Go…

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…the group session was nearing an end, we had finished most of the games and designs for the event. We decided to finish up everything else on our next group meeting on the 24th of April. Another EVS volunteer Daniel and I were given the awesome task of marketing for the event.

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We decided we will work together to create an online presence and pretty posters. Some of the Finnish youths were given the task of promoting the event on Instagram. We were all very excited at the end of our group session.

We can’t wait until the next group session to put all the pieces we have created together, stay tuned to see what Vertit – voice of youth gets up to next…

… Let’s Go youth work!

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