After a year and a half of isolation and remote working, the need to support and connect youth is of unprecedented importance. In order to build meaningful connections in a time of pandemic, young people will need digital skills. That is why JYIF partnered with NGOs from the EU and the MENA region and set up the project “How I See You: Creating a Digital Community”.
Trained youth workers are now providing local workshops in digital art skills, such as film, photography, self-portraits and photo-collages. The trainees are encouraged to tell their stories through art, by enhancing their digital storytelling skills. After, they can share their art on an international platform that enables them to connect with people all over the world. This platform is a safe space for sharing, reflecting and interacting. Through sharing their stories, they can escape their own world for a while, and discover that together they are less alone!