"Digital Empathy (DIGEM)", PDA in Cyprus/1-8 of October 2022

Updated: Oct 31

Project Name: Digital Empathy

Duration of the program: 01/06/2022 – 31/01/2023, duration 8 months

Duration of the activity: 1st to 8th of October 2022 (including travelling days)

Activity: Training at Cyprus of 36 youth workers (4 youth workers from each organization) about how to empower educators

Accommodation: Hylatio Tourist Village, Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus. www.hylatio.com.cy

Applicant Organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA

Website of the Project: https://digem-8.webnode.co.uk/


Travelling food and accommodation all are paid from the program (For an application you must be member of our organization, if you want to apply for membership you can go for the application to the link: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member

4 youthworkers/teachers/trainers will be selected from our organisation.

Summary:

"Digital Empathy" consists of seminars and workshops designed to teach participants that digital transformation can only be achieved through humanitarian values. Due to digital enterprise being mostly customer centring, youth workers need to cultivate their empathic abilities in order to be able to assess the needs of their potential customers, students, or surroundings. In a sense, empathy might be the groundwork for digital transformation to follow. For this reason, we include the component of empathy in all of our activities, trying to reinforce young adults to be more innovative, empathetic, and critical when working with digital tools. To achieve this, participants will engage in exercises and activities that focus on digital enterprise and empathy, all of which will help them associate how empathy is directly related with their digital development. Additionally, participants will learn through exercises like the empathy map to put their shoes in the position of their potential customers. Digital enterprise and cultivated digital competences are skills. However, the way you teach young people how to develop and implement those skills should be entangled with humanitarian values. This is our goal. To give participants ideas, digital tools, through a humanitarian implementation. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of digital enterprise, activating at the same time their humanitarian values. Empathy, curiosity, innovation, non-formal education. During this training, participants will discover through innovative ideas, competitions, exhibitions, and fun-based activities that digital transformation starts with digital enterprise. Such digital enterprise can only get you forward through empathetic abilities which abilities are developed through real-time experiences. We provide these experiences!!



Benefits of the project

There are many benefits within our project. Besides getting acquainted with our topic, you will gain valuable soft skills as well as education through non-formal means.

  • Non-silencing (cultivation of self-confidence to express personal opinions)

  • Introduction to that empathy is directly linked with digital enterprise

  • Generation of new ideas about potential digital apps and websites: critical thinking & innovation

  • Digital competences

  • Team-work

  • Problem-Solving

  • User-centricity (cultivating customer service in digital enterprise through empathy)

  • Strategic thinking

  • The opportunity for the participants to understand that nature is inherently diverse and inclusive (re-connect with nature)

  • Literary competences

  • An understanding of the key people around the topic we are occupied with.

  • Understanding the risks and advantages of social media platforms.

Aims of the project.

  • To foster empathy

  • To eliminate discrimination

  • To provide practical tools and to broaden participants' digital skills and knowledge in order to improve volunteer management, online activism, and online communication.

  • To strengthen the potential of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to better meet the contemporary needs of young people through the integration of technology and digital tools into youth work.

  • To gain emotional awareness of discrimination

  • To develop mathematical competences through innovation

  • To develop literacy competences

  • To develop responsibility (every young person is and should feel responsible for his local area and for the future)

Application for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/9o53HdTv8HPkYNec8


If you want to be a candidate of our program please complete the application form and don't forget to complete the membership form if you are not a member of our organisation. Link for completing the application of membership: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member


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