Monday 17 October – Project presentations, studio Yalla and Lampedusa boat tour

On Monday we started with the second part of the presentation of the projects from the participants. David did a project to introduce non formal education methodologies into his organization (Doctors of the World). Pascalis, Diana, Simina and Andonis did a cooking project in different countries called “Cooking without borders”, the interviewed the cooks and posted it in the blog ( Federica and Stefania interviewed migrants on the topic of migration and inclusion in Bologna (Italy). Alex did in her organisation in Valencia a project called “Feel, think and act” on teaching non formal methods with youngsters on the topic of participation and additionally she did a training course on how to work with migrant people. Jens and Bela did a migrant course with migrants on social movement.

Afterwards we did a conclusion trying to connect issues and capabilities of the projects.


In the afternoon in two groups we visited an art organization for migrants and did a tour in a Lampedusa boat.

In Studio Yalla ( we visited Yara, a syrian artist who has a studio there to create art. It’s a special place for people with refugee background giving them the possibility to make art and share space with other artist and have exhibitions together.




The Lampedusa Tour company is called Rederij Lampedusa ( There “Moe”, a syrian refugee, took us in a former refugee boat trough the canals and he explained us about the history of migration in Amsterdam and his own story how he travelled from Syria to Amsterdam. The boat we were on has been used before by a group of refugees to travel from the coast of North Africa (probably Libya or Egypt) to the island of Sicily, Italy in 2014. This idea already was quite impressive.



Interim project David – Non Formal Education Dissemination

Non Formal Education Dissemination


The idea of this project is to introduce non formal education methodologies in the daily work of Doctors of the World – Madrid.

Our daily activity is described according to three groups identified from a human rights perspective:

  1. Right holders, people as subjects of rights.
  2. Responsibilities holders, ngo’s and organizations as owner of responsibilities.
  3. Obligation holders as States, and other actors, as holders of the obligation to ensure full exercise of these rights.

This project its focus on the dissemination of non formal education methodologies working with right holders (peer educators) and responsibilities holders  (volunteers).

It’s interesting to start a week training for peer educators with ice breakers and games to get to know each other. This kind of activities will keep them motivated at the begining of the training and to get to know their colleagues quickly. At the end of this training peer educators will disseminate their knowledge and promote health-enhancing change among their peers.

Not less important is to work with our volunteers their own bias and prejudices. Every year, Doctors of the World Madrid organize a volunteer meeting. This year it will be introduced some non formal education methodologies.


This project will use non formal methods as a tool:

  • To get to know each other in a new training
  • Overcome bias
  1. To encourage cooperation between formal and non-formal education fields into the organization
  2. Raise their awareness on different topics with volunteers .


Peer educators training: Around 35 peer educators. Two different trainings, one for women and another one for men.
Volunteer meeting: Between 15 and 20 volunteers.
–Youngters in schools (still to define)—

Still to define


From June to Sept: Meetings to study how to apply Non-formal education methodologies in the organization.
26 Sept: Participation at the starting session of a peer educators training.
Beggining Oct: Realization of Volunteers meeting. Application of non formal education activities to overcome bias and raise awareness on different topics with volunteers.


Proposal interim project David – PreparAction for Intervention


First day in an outreach program can be difficult, fears and insecurity are common feelings between newcomers volunteers. To deal with problems as humman trafficking or difficult situations, new volunteers needs to have enough information, tools and resources.

This training is designed to provide materials, tools, resources and information not only about our programs and situations that we deal with. Furthermore it is necessary to inform about Health Rights, Gender and Human Rights Perspective.


This project will use non formal & formal learning methods.

Through formal methods newcomers will learn:

  • Human Rights perspective
  • Spanish law about prostitution, migrants health rights, health and legal procedures, health centers and local resources to refer, etc.

Non formal education methods:

  • Overcome bias
  • Rol play games to prepared them for real intervention


  1. Prepare new volunteers for outreach intervention:
    • Providing them with information, tools and knowledge about different issues and local resources.
    • Raise volunteers selfconfidence through different strategies and intervention methods
  2. Raise their awareness on issues they are going to face.

Around 25 new volunteers to be trained for outreach intervention

Evaluation form


End August: Non-formal methodologies and games adapated to our training and topics.
Mid-End September: Training with the volunteers

Saturday 30 April – First day impressions

We have just experienced our first day. We are all excited about a long term training. You can feel how everyone is interested to know each other, to know what they are doing, where they are working, etc. When you are part of a project like this, you start your travel with a lot of questions: will the people be interesting? What’s the background of the participants? Will it be productive? Will it be a good vibe?

Two participants gave me their first day impressions but I will write as a group thought. At the arrival we felt really good welcomed, some of those questions that we had at the beginning of the travel disappeared when we knew the participant’s background. Then we started to get excited about all the knowledge that participants have and all the possible collaborations and productive classes we can have.

The atmosphere is really cool, everyone wants to know each other, nobody is staying behind. We are really happy with the food and with the training schedule.

First activities of the day were the opening and training introduction. It was a little bit hard to start the personal presentations without energizers but the games we did made the situation easier and it was really great to have activities and games outside with a nice weather.

Evening activities were more focused on the migration topic: We started working in teams, defining migration with our personal photos. It was time to get more personal and intimate. For participants it was a nice opportunity to understand each other and have a moment of solidarity listening other stories.

Dimensions of migrations activity brought us to the complexity of the theme. We realized that we didn’t know how to define it, there are a lot of aspects to take into consideration. We felt that we don’t have enough time to discuss about the subject in our group to define the term but we agreed that it is not possible to define it exactly.

We have a lot of positive feelings and hopes about the training. We are eager to know what it’s coming and what we can make together!