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We are looking for facilitators to help young people with chronic illnesses shape their community ideas. Facilitators will assist them in identifying community needs, defining and developing community intervention ideas with other youth. These proposals will be used to create a portfolio of community and self-advocacy initiatives at the end of the facilitator-guided process. 


#IAmMyAdvocate is a Yuppi Camp project that aims to create a community in which current and former Yuppi Camp experiential therapy camp participants can share their problems encountered as a result of their illness and help each other overcome those difficult moments, increase their self-confidence, feel accepted and understood, and are encouraged to make their voices heard. A place where they can gather their courage. 

The #IAmMyAdvocate project’s activities include the formation of two online support groups, actions to identify problems in the community of chronically ill young people, and the implementation of projects to find solutions to these problems by young people themselves. 

The facilitators’ role and tasks will be to participate in the Design Thinking method training activity between the 16th and 17th of February 2023, which will be held in Romanian; to use the Design Thinking method to go through the 3-week ideation process with young people (online and/or offline) in order to propose initiatives, being responsible for at least two groups of young people – in Romanian or, as appropriate, Hungarian language; assisting groups in the creation of the final portfolio of initiatives, which will be uploaded to the project website in the form of videos; producing a narrative report on the process for the organizers. 

Registration is done by filling in the online form in Romanian, here. 
The deadline for facilitator registration is January 25th, 2023. 
Interview period: 30 January – 6 February 2023. 
The date for the announcement of the facilitator selection is February 7, 2023. 

Based on a collaboration contract, each facilitator will be paid 1180 lei net for their services. We will be able to choose a total of eight facilitators to assist with project implementation.