Project Name: Embrace Your Voice (EMYOUVO)
Duration: From 01/03/2023 till 31/01/2024
Activity: Youth Exchange at Hylatio, Pissouri, Cyprus for 36 youngsters and 12 leaders in exploring the voice as a basic communication tool as a way to increase self-awareness through Non-Formal Educational Activities carried out both indoors and in nature.
Activity dates: 13 till 21 of October 2023 (including traveling dates)
Accomodation: Hylatio Tourist Village, Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus. www.hylatio.com.cy
Applicant Organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA
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
6 youngsters (ages 15 to 20) and 2 leaders will be selected from our organisation.
Main Idea of the Project
36 youngsters (ages 16 – 20) from 6 organizations and 12 leaders will gather in Hylatio, Pissouri, Cyprus to explore the basic natural communication tool - the human voice: its perception, physical characteristics, undertones, connection to the state of the body and the power of its capabilities which allow us to interact with others efficiently. The participants will acquire the knowledge and go through practical activities to get in touch with their authentic voices, explore the natural palette of their undertones and learn how to use them better in order to be clearly heard and understood.
The aim of the project is to increase self-awareness and confidence of young people to be active participants of civil society and be more outspoken in any social group. The project will touch upon both content and form of communication placing emphasis on the latter.
The Project specific objectives are:
● Getting the participants more profoundly acquainted with the spectrum of their natural vocal abilities
● Empowering the participants to be more confident and outspoken in any social interaction
● Promoting authentic non-violent self-expression and tolerance as an input into a healthy society
● Understanding the differences between nations, making them more united through the meeting between different cultures
● Encouraging the direct participation of young people and encouraging the adoption of a proactive attitude as team members regardless of the context
● Develop creativity, cooperation and social skills
● Improving mental health of the participants through better understanding of their own abilities and art therapy
Embracing the Power of You
Once you've identified your voice, it's time to start embracing it. Every time you write--and I mean every time: email, memos, anything you plan to publish--make sure to stay true to that voice.
As you get more comfortable and confident with self-expression, the right words will come more easily. I'm especially comfortable with writing as a modality for self-expression simply because I've done it so often and for so long throughout my career.
Others are more comfortable using their voice in speaking, and the same concept applies there. Whether in voicemail messages, during key meetings, in casual conversation with team members, when conducting an interview as a host (or being interviewed as a guest) or delivering an important presentation to a larger audience--use every opportunity to practice and embrace your true voice.
Embracing your own unique voice not only diminishes fear and insecurity, but it can also lead to greater opportunities. Women entrepreneurs who develop the skill of self-expression will find it far easier to break down systemic barriers and open doors that may have otherwise remained locked.
Aplication for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/9pL175PGPcgmd7219
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