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Capture: Traces of war

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nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
< $1,000
Project Summary
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Capture- Traces of war, aims to educate Romanian teenagers about the First WW and Second WW and then reach deeper into modern day conflicts. It will be using pictures to inspire stories and finally create a book that tells the history of world events from their perspectives.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

teaching children about war could promote world peace?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The desensitizing that children and teenagers are subject to is a major issue with millenialls, people born between 1990 and 2010, as they do not respond to world crisis by empathizing with them, therefore, by teaching young Romanians about war and conflict and allowing them to empathise with previous victims and disasters will increase their awareness and also develop their interrelational skills.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The project will first present a timeline in world conflict history, that will need to be designed and written, however, by designing it in a picture book way, it can be modified easily to translate to other languages, then interactive elements, and objects, can be used in the presentation of conflict history to children, during history classes or youth club activities, even with the help of AIESEC or Interact/Rotakids, in schools or clubs in Romania and worldwide. Then pictures of war zones will be provided to each child, and they will have to write a 100 word story of the person behind the picture or in the picture. Following that the children will be guided to create a scrapbook or ebook with the creations that will then form an archive.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Have schools and clubs, NGOs support the program as it teaches students about their history and increases their emotional awareness and connections.
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Organization Country

United Kingdom, Oxford

Country where this project is creating social impact

Romania, Pitesti

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Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, NGOs, Regional government.

Primary Target Age Group

13 - 17.

Your role in Education

Student, Other.

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The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with (if applicable)

Public (tuition-free).

Intervention Focus

Curricular, Extracurricular.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Putting Children in Charge: Giving children a voice and cultivating agency via experiential learning, project-based learning, and civic engagement.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

Whole child development is undervalued: Essential parts of development get left behind as children get older, such as healthy habits, executive function, and social and emotional learning.

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

Improve young adult relations with community and empathy.
Prepare young adults to understand world politics and conflicts.
Help young adults develop their social and emotional characteristics, as well as creative and technical skills.

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