Youth Express Network was in Lithuania from the 14th to the 22th of May, to take part in our partner’s project “You & Me”, a training course on Sexual Education.
Coordinated by Active Youth, this training dedicated to Youth Workers aimed at enhancing youth’s ability to make conscious decisions about their sexuality and relationships, as well as their well-being and health.
The event gathered youth workers coming from 6 different countries: Estonia, France, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey.
Together, they learned about Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Infections, contraception, comprehensive sexual education, diversity and sex language… On Day 2, the group got the visit of a member of the local Family planning, who explained to them how Sexual Education is implemented in Lithuania.
Thanks to numerous non-formal education activities, they also got to map the sexual education implemented in the other represented countries and reflect on how to teach young people about safe sex and break stereotypes surrounding the topics of sex.
On Day 4, the participants went outside to meet with the local people of Kaunas. With their help, they conducted surveys about sexual education. Later the same day, the group distributed free condoms, raising awareness on protected sex.
The week ended with a video workshop which resulted in 5 video clips on the promotion of sexual education, safe sex and breaking stereotypes. These video will soon be published on Active Youth’s website 🙂 Stay tuned.