Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw has released a games App for Smartphone and tablet. The App consists of a unique collection of over 240 games to inspire group activities. The game App is a fun and interactive tool to be used by animators and youth workers on youth exchanges, summer camps or training courses, as well as an inspiration for playing group games in youth clubs, schools and oratorios. You can download the Games App from our Games App portal page, or directly from ITunes or Google Play.
This is a document developed by DBYN's international secretariat, aiming to give our member organisations a resource for diversifying their financial source. The document brings together information which can be found all over the internet on financial resources, and combines that with an analysis how to use which resource.
Within the network we use the method of the exchange market to start-up and monitor future projects. Here you can find everything you need to organise this workshop yourself: a description of the method, a lay-out of the room and the exchange market template.
You may wonder; what is the purpose of VALUE and what do I gain from it? This workbook has been created to be an easy and fun to use reflection toolon the competences developed during an intercultural experience. This booklet also gives you, as an international volunteer, general support before, during and after your intercultural experience.
The main goal of VALUE is to motivate international volunteers to reflect on their own position as an international volunteer and the competences gained from the experience abroad. Other than that the Salesian values of Don Bosco have been integrated in the methodologies used in this booklet. Even though VALUE is based on Christian values it is intended for every international volunteer, regardless of their religious background. VALUE is partly based on a Belgian Booklet called “het groeiboekje”.
“Het groeiboekje”, literally translates as “growth book”, is a reflection tool on the competence development of animators/instructors in local Don Bosco youth organisations. By making VALUE we wanted to create a similar reflection tool but in an international volunteer context. For that reason VALUE discusses subjects such as expectations, stereotyping, culture shock, and reverse culture shock. To make sure this booklet is an easy and fun to use tool, the content has been structured in a logical, chronological way (before, during and after the intercultural experience) and text has been minimized. You can find more information about the resources used to create VALUE onder the section "Resources".
DIGNITY is a publication for youth workers on the subject of safeguarding. The subject deals with the issue of protecting children and young people against various forms of abuse. The aim of the publication is to raise awareness on safeguarding within youth work settings, through providing a theoretical framework and sharing good practices existing within Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw. This publication was co-funded by the European Youth Foundation.
HUJAMBO is an informative game which enables you to discuss with young people on values in their lives, and use this discussion as a method to work on intercultural and interreligious dialogue. The game aims at young people from 15 years of age upwards. It can be used in a youth movement, in a youth club, at international youth meetings, during youth retreats, in schools etc. It was producted with the financial support of the European Youth Foundation.
Jabbertalk is an international collection of methods, collected by volunteer from Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw. All methods in the manual have been tested for years, because they are games which are played for decades on Don Bosco playgrounds, oratorios, youth clubs, summer camps, ... Jabbertalk was published with the financial support of the European Youth Foundation.
The simulation game ‘I (am) like you!’ focuses on conflict management and conflict resolution. It is created by Don Bosco Youth-Net in collaboration with Jeugddienst Don Bosco vzw, and with the financial support of the Council of Europe. The objectives of the game are to:
After almost 8 years, DBYN is soon to release its new website. The previous website was developed in a time when social networking and other web 2.0 applications were in full development. In this time we worked together with a Belgian youth work organisation, specialised in web development for the youth work sector. We were ambitious, integrating many web 2.0 applications allowing us to make simple mash-ups and personalized mailing lists. However, we were surpassed by the rapid development of the internet itself. Many of the functionalities of our website, were soon taken over by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google apps.
Since 2012 DBYN started to develop dedicated project websites. First with web-application EDICY, but when this European platform changed their business plan, we moved to the WEEBLY platform. After a few years of experience with project websites, we decided to transfer also our homepage to this platform.
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