The project of the Alba Iulia Caritas titled “Compass into the world of work” was launched in 2019, and it focuses on the mentorship of youngsters with fewer opportunities. The four-year long programme is supported by the EEA and Norwegian Grants and Renovabis aims at reducing early school-leave and the emigration of youngsters, and also at their support to find employment on the labour market in the settlements of the counties of Mureș and Harghita.
The project invited Osonó Theatre ̶ qualified as a Registered Talent Point and a European Talent Point ̶ as a partner with great experience to carry out the professional programmes. In the recent period two members of the company, Fazakas Misi and Mucha Oszkár held workshops in theatre education, self-awareness, personality improvement, communication, competence-enforcement and team building for the students of the Bányai János Technical Vocational School and the Eötvös József Vocational School of Odorheiu Secuiesc, the Fogarasy Mihály Technical Secondary School of Gheorgheni, the Puskás Tivadar Vocational School of Ditrău, and the Avram Iancu Vocational School of Târgu Mureș.
This work phase ended between 19-22 of April with the camp held at Sovata, where Osonó worked with 23 youngsters. The training and the workshops provided an opportunity for the youngsters to find answers and most of all tools for the challenges of life, and to receive an impulse towards a more conscious way of life. The intense and profound work turned out to be effective and this has been confirmed by the following feedbacks from the youngsters:
“This camp helped a lot for me to arrange things inside myself.” (Botond)
“After the workshops I realised what and how do I have to change in my life.” (Katalin)
“I really enjoyed the workshops, and I am thankful to you for opening a new way for me.” (Nándor)
“I had a great time, thank you for making it possible for me to be a part of the team for almost two years now, where I could recognise my own diversity. Every minute of the workshops with Osonó gave an amazing experience for me.” (Boglárka)
The Find your way to the world of work project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
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