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Global Change Course
By Abdurahman, 26 years old, works as a Trainer in ActionAid Jordan MENA Region.19. July 2011
I attended Global Change course in Copenhagen – ActionAid Denmark.
I met participants from Tunisia, Egypt, Denmark, Nepal and Palestine, it was a very interesting experience to meet Youth who was a part of the Arab Spring or “Arab Uprising”. We talked politics and exchanged Ideas between each other, and it is surprising how the things are so different than what we see through media, to meet individuals and talk to them about the situation makes you feel like you are there in the middle of the revolution fighting with free people against the dictators.
We took a 13 days course about how to run a campaign and our objective was to deliver the real picture of what is going on in middle east and to know how the Danish youth is going to act to be a part or help the Arab Youth in their revolution.
In the end of the course, we build up our campaign at Sankt Hans Torv, Copenhagen, the theme of the campaign was “the Revolution Route” where we made a route that starts with stories of the participants who were part of the revolution in their country and how they affected it, then you go through a mix of pictures of Arabs Revolution and watch some videos made by the participants about their experience.
We put some pictures on the bicycles – as I noticed the Danish are so interested in bicycles – to get the people’s attention. We also had a zone where one could get face paint of one of the Arab world flags. In the end of the route you will find “The Hope Tree” under the theme “What is Your Revolution”, we asked the Danish Youth to write their wishes for Arab youth on their revolution. We talked to people in the street and they were so curious to hear from us about our experiences.
In general, it was an amazing experience to kick media away for a while and reflect upon our experience to the Danish youth.
You can see a video of our campaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAos6VOODH8