Time for Tea is an educational activity which uses tea to give young people a voice. It encourages global learning, creative thinking and social action. It is a 3-stage process which gets children and young people thinking about important issues and then communicating their ideas to people who make decisions. Time for Tea is simple, fun and open to everyone regardless of age, background or ability. Wherever you are in the world, it’s easy to get started
Time For Tea is an initiative of Momentum World CIC
The project is being further developed through an Erasmus+ strategic partnership between Poland, Italy, Spain and the UK and started the 2nd phrase with asia partners which are India Philipines and Thailand.
For general information about Time for Tea, please see the attached introduction document and the Time for Tea website www.time4tea.info
This project will take Time for Tea to a global level, reaching out and sharing the methodology beyond Europe for the first time, and creating regional hubs for further expansion. It will demonstrate the four key principles of youth work (participation, empowerment, education and inclusion), the efficacy of non-formal learning, and how this adds value to school-based education in each country. It will set an example of youth advocacy on sustainability issues (SDGs). It will create exceptional opportunities for professional knowledge-sharing and intercultural learning. Mutual benefit between all partners is a fundamental principle of our approach.
The main activities will be as follows:
· Transnational partner meetings x4
· Youth worker mobility (regional training courses) x3
· Multiplier training days (workshops in each country)
· Volunteering (from and to each country)
· Local project implementation in each country
· Virtual meetings and seminars (using the Virtual Tea House which we are currently developing)
· Local / national dissemination events in each country
· Youth exchange and international dissemination event at the end of the project (in UK).
Project responsibilities will be spread among the partners as equally as possible. This means that each partner will be responsible for hosting / organizing at least one transnational meeting or mobility as well as hosting volunteers, coordinating local activities and dissemination events. Full details will follow.
The volunteering activities will have a duration of 2 or 3 months each. The role of the volunteers will be to promote Time for Tea and to support the implementation of local projects in schools and youth groups. Each country will enable as many local projects as possible.
The youth exchange will focus on the final international dissemination event, putting young people at the heart of the activity. There will only be space for a limited number of local projects to be represented, so an “audience voting” system will be used to select them. Selection of individual participants (young people) will be the responsibility of the project group together with each of our partners. Priority will be given to young people with fewer opportunities and especially those who have not travelled before. In the case of projects involving young children, participants will be the adult group leaders (including any youth leaders 14+).
The virtual meetings will enable a larger number of youth workers and young people to experience intercultural dialogue without the need for international travel. These meetings will be facilitated and moderated by our team.