The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid. Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Finland.
How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?
We are much more likely to organize online events even after covid because they are easily accessible for everyone and much easier to organize even with small resources. Even though online events are fun, we can’t wait to meet people again and organize in-person gatherings for youngsters!
Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?
We are currently planning for a weekend camp for September and December.
During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?
We started writing in our national societies newsletter and we had a webinar about youth activities in Finland. The newsletter is a great way to reach out to people directly.
We have also done some refreshing to our page on SRAL’s website, so it would be more informative and welcoming for new youngsters. We have added videos, graphics, and social media to our website to appeal to newcomers.
What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?
We are trying to keep our chat groups active, do more social media and participate in our society’s events.
During the pandemic, we have also started many new interesting projects to support youngsters in this hobby. We are planning to do more cooperation with scouts and clubs. There are a lot of potential youngsters that are either interested in ham radio or already part of it. Our goal is to have every youngster in Finland in our reach.
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