Bosnia & Herzegovina:

2019: Invited by the International University of Sarajevo & the Balkan Studies Centre on the subject of “Migration Management in the Balkans," YTT ran a participative training program for the international humanitarian community. We designed a learning module for representatives from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Council of Europe, the University of Zenica and the Hatay Mustafa Kemal University along with policy makers and aid workers from Serbia, USA, Macedonia, UK, Turkey and Montenegro to understand and promote inclusion, diversity and the reduction of prejudice/racism.

Humanitarian community representatives and policy makers participating in a YTT Learning Approach training program

France:

2019: Invited by the (HLM) French Social Housing Organisation on the subject of social inclusion, YTT piloted a participative training program for employees from the national French social housing organisation. This learning module raised awareness of diversity, fundamental human rights and the cultural differences of refugee/migrant families and their process of integration within the French social welfare system.

The UK and India:

Since 2019, YTT has been developing, in partnership with the departments of Law and Criminology & Performance for Stage & Screen at Sheffield Hallam University, the department of Law and Humanities at Bournemouth University and the Madhya Pradesh Police Authorities in India, a gender-equality learning program for Police Officers from the Madhya Pradesh Police Authorities. The YTT learning approach focuses on increasing empathy for, and understanding of, survivors of gender-based violence coming from the Madhya Pradesh region in India.

Note: The first round of learning programs concluded with an extremely positive qualitative assessment outcome.

Madhya Pradesh Police Authorities participating in a YTT Learning Approach training program.

YTT Education in Emergencies/Psychosocial Support Programs:

The YTT learning approach has been researched and developed to create education in emergencies/psychosocial support programs that provide made-to-measure learning content for aid workers and volunteers, without prior teaching experience, who are working with refugee/migrant/displaced children and youth. Additionally, as refugee/migrant/displaced populations are diverse and varied geographically, so too

are our programs, which are adapted to specific communities, situations, learning environments, needs and age groups.

Under the general title of: “Exploring the World Around Us Through a Shared Visual Language,” our programs are designed to be easily accessible and formatted as a downloadable instructional workbook with supplementary modules and that can be employed in all possible contexts and environments. Containing an instructor’s step- by-step manual, learning objectives, a series of specific activities, guides and materials to be taught by aid workers and volunteers with their learners. Also included in our programs are impact performance assessments, comprising of instructor observations, YTT drawing interpretations and feedback questionnaires, addressed by email to the YTT team, surveyed analytically to produce performance reports demonstrating the efficiency of our programs for both the participants and instructors.

Note: Our impact performance assessments are produced in real-time to constantly advance and tailor our programs effectively.

 YTT Education in Emergencies/Psychosocial Support Program Sample Pages

YTT Psychosocial Support Drawing Workshops:

Since 2016, we have so far conducted our psychosocial support drawing workshops in over 40 refugee/migrant camps/centres around the world, co-operating with dozens of humanitarian organisations and working with thousands of refugee/migrant/displaced populations, from more than 60 nationalities, aged from 2 to 70 years old. The YTT learning approach is founded on the continual research work that we do in association with these communities, employing creative-thinking techniques to articulate, share and communicate one’s own experiences inside of a completely open, but defined structure of drawing, within the YTT framework of three tenses (past, present & future). This YTT psychosocial support practice develops the

participants’ cognitive processes, acquiring them with contextual knowledge and self-understanding whilst aiding the display of emotion, the expression of feelings and the improvement of fine motor and co-ordination skills. These workshops are an integral part of our overall pedagogical development.

Below is a selection of the principal refugee/migrant locations where we have worked:

France:

  • La Cimade Refugee Centre, Massy, France

  • Stalingrad Street Refugee Camp, Paris, France

  • Cimade Béziers Refugee Shelter, Béziers, France

  • St. Denis Street Refugee Camp, Paris, France

  • Humanitarian Centre for Migrants, Paris, France

  • Petit Forêt Refugee Camp, Calais, France

  • Centre Secours Catholique, Calais, France

  • Old Lidl Refugee Camp, Calais, France

Greece:

  • City Plaza Hotel Refugee Squat, Athens, Greece

  • Notara 26 Refugee Squat, Athens, Greece

  • Skaramagas Refugee Camp (including Hope School) Athens, Greece

  • Estia Refugee Shelter (Arsis), Athens, Greece

  • Irida Refugee Shelter Athens, Greece

  • Samos Refugee Camp (with Medin), Samos Island, Greece

  • Kara Tepe Refugee Camp, Lesbos Island, Greece

  • High-School Refugee Squat, Athens, Greece

  • Society For The Care of Minors, Center for Unaccompanied Minors, Athens, Greece

Italy:

  • Moi Refugee Squat, Turin, Italy

  • CAS Fiuggi Refugee Centre, Fiuggi, Italy

Serbia:

  • Adasevci Refugee Camp, Vojvodina, Serbia

  • PIN Refugee Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

  • Principovac Refugee Camp, Sid, Serbia

  • Obrenovac Refugee Camp, Belgrade, Serbia

England:

  • Sheffield Refugee Centre, Sheffield, U.K.

Portugal:

  • CPR: Bobadela Center for Refugees, Lisbon, Portugal

Morocco:

  • CCSM Offices, Rabat, Morocco

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH):  

Refugee/Migrant/Displaced communities taking part in YTT Psychosocial Support Drawing Programs