Youth Center-Dobrich offers non-formal education methods – discussions, non-formal trainings related to human rights and personal development of young people in the region of Dobrich. Through non-formal learning sessions, the Center works to complement the formal with non-formal education and achieve high results in the learning process among students. Formal (school education) and non-formal education are complementary and mutually reinforcing elements of the lifelong learning process.

Non-formal education is:

– voluntarily
– accessible to all
– organized process with educational tasks
– participation-based
– with a focus on learners
– to acquire lifelong skills and prepare for active citizenship
– based on experience and activities
– organized based on the needs of the participants.

Non-formal training is provided by youth workers, volunteers or professionals in various fields.

The training modules that the Center works on are:

“Speed and right distance on the road”
– Observance of road signs, road markings, consideration of the speed of the car and the distance according to the meteorological situation and the climatic conditions.

“Career Guidance”
– Ways to look for the desired job, how to perform well on job interview, how to prepare a CV and discussion about the desired profession of young people.

“Ecology – the environment around us”
– Benefits and harms of plastics and how environmental pollution affects climate change on earth.

“Financial literacy”
– The main goal is to educate students through more valuable financial lessons, such as starting a first job, salary, how to use a credit card or how to manage spending and saving.

“Young Leader” Academy
– The main goals is the participants to expand their knowledge of leadership and to acquire basic leadership skills.

“Youth Participation and Democracy”
– Civic activity of young people, commitment to what is happening in their place of residence, voting process in elections, volunteering, youth councils, etc.

“Free time activities”
– Out-of-school time, leisure planning, skill development, hobbies, interests, etc.

“Healthy lifestyle”
– The topics we discuss are nutrition, exercise, sports, drugs, addictions, growing fruits and vegetables.

“Media and Safer Internet Surfing”
– Fake news, fake profiles, passwords, information sharing, location, cyberbullying, hacker attacks, etc .;

– Discrimination, attitude towards intercultural dialogue, equality, people with disabilities, with different sexual orientation, different ethnic groups, etc .;

“Exploitation of child labor”
– Labor Code, documents for work of people under the age of 18, requirements, rights of the child, etc .;

“Life under water”
– We are discussing ocean pollution and its consequences, innovations in cleaning the waters and the UN’s global goals for sustainable development.

“Sustainable cities and communities”
– The main focus is on examples around the world and in Bulgaria that follow sustainable principles, for example, reducing carbon emissions, quality education, green areas and the implementation of environmental policies.

“Effective time management”
– The webinar presents techniques for creating habits, keeping an organized diary, good practices from personal stories and cognitive skills.

“What is volunteering?”
– During the discussion we introduce young people of the importance in volunteering and whether there is any possibilities to get involved with it on local, national and international level.

“Youth engagement through art”
– Discussion of art as a way of expressing the opinion of the young person and a means of youth contribution and participation in society.

“My first business plan”
– The online discussion allows young people to learn what are the qualities of a successful entrepreneur, successful stories around the world and in the country. Also, during the discussion there is a guest speaker who share his personal story on developing business idea and realizing it.

– This course is connected to development of technology, mechanics, electronics and artificial intelligence, the role of virtual, augmented and mixed reality in our lives.

“Digital and traditional painting”
– This is a discuission, which present the advantages and disadvantages of both types of painting, sharing different painting techniques to the young people.

“Music Meeting”
– Meeting of young people instrumentalists, singers and young people without experience, but with an interest in music and a desire to experiment with musical instruments. Young people pass on experience to other young people in the field of music.

“Intercultural differences”
– In this topic we discuss the way of life in different cultures, tolerance and acceptance of differences, as well as the impact of intercultural dialogue in relationships.

“Digital Skills”
– Informal training, which addresses the need for digital literacy, the required specialists in the digital field, what is digital marketing and its advantages, what in UX, UI design and their application.