Friday, 31 July 2009

FWC's URVT on Pagkosmia Mera Vasanistirion

Future Worlds Center Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture psychotherapist Constantina Christou appears in support of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Cyprus'"Pagkosmia Mera Vasanistirion". To view the interview please visit The FWC YouTube Channel or click below

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Jumpstart hosted at CyBC

Jumpstart coordinators along with two Greek Cypriot participants who took part in the project’s latest training in Famagusta, were hosted last Saturday (11 July) at CyBC’s radio show “Culture and Peaceful living”(Πολιτισμός και Ειρηνική Συνύπαρξη) to talk about their experience of the project so far.
Jumpstart coordinators elaborated on the main objectives of the project and emphasized the importance of breaking the barrier of communication between the two communities and facilitating the exchange of opinion and life experience between the youth.
The Greek Cypriot participants said that they were really pleased to have taken part in the three-day event in Famagusta mainly because of the innovative methods used which encouraged co-operation and team-building skills between the participants from the very beginning. They both seemed keen to go on with with further activities.
Marcia Kammitsi, who acted as the Greek Cypriot co-ordinator so far, announced the actions to follow, as part of the project, giving emphasis on the conflict -resolution training expected to take part in September. She then encouraged youth who want to problematise bi-communal relations to join in, stressing the “openness” and participatory character of the activities.
Hussein Kursat, the Turkish Cypriot co-ordinator, also invited more people to join in, especially from the Greek Cypriot community, saying that it is really important to the development of a new culture of bi-communal relations.
Fore more information about the Jumpstart project, please contact the new Greek Cypriot co-ordinator Nicolina Markidou.

Please listent to the interview by clicking here

Jumpstart Interview Track 01 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 02 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 03 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 04 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 05 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 06 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 07 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 08 - Jumpstart

Jumpstart Interview Track 09 - Jumpstart

Thursday, 9 July 2009

FWC's URVT Supervising Psychologist visits Chile torture clinic

On June 23rd 2009, Ioanna Katsounari, Supervising Psychologist from FWC's Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT)made an informational visit to Cintras, an organization specializing in the rehabilitation of torture survivors in Santiago, Chile ( Cintras is a non-governmental organization established in 1985 for the purpose of providing medical and psychosocial support to survivors of torture who suffered during the military dictatorship. She had the opportunity to meet with the Director of the agency and members of the staff and exchanged information regarding the agency’s clientele, community outreach, intervention methods and funding.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

FWC's URVT featured in the Cyprus Weekly

The Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture was featured in the Cyprus Weekly at the end of June. Click the image to read the article.

Future Worlds Center is now on YouTube

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Training of Trainers in Development Education

A workshop aiming at training facilitators in order for them to deliver Development Education Trainings for teachers has taken place from 29th -4th July in Edinburgh/ Scotland as part of the EU-funded project 'Accessing Development Education'.
In the training, which was organized by our Edinburgh-based partner ScotDec, 16 participants from Cyprus, Bulgaria and Lithuania had the chance to explore issues and skills connected to Development Education and finally design their own DE training session.
In the sessions, participative methods have been prioritized by well-trained facilitators from Scotland and Ireland. These methods enabled participants to exchange views, explore methodologies and compare local contexts in a way that significantly enhanced their understanding of DE. After the training sessions, the participants, organisers and facilitators went on excursions in Edinburgh, to the sea- and country-side, got to know the Scottish hospitality, and managed to develop close connections among all participants.

The Cyprus team consisted of two Future Worlds Centre staff and three teachers (one from primary and two from secondary education). The team is planning to implement teacher trainings in different towns in Cyprus from September onwards and encourage teachers to include Development Education in their lessons.

For more information contact the project coordinator here.