Life Reflection - You dont know until you try
It has always been a challenge to set even short-term goals. As I know there are many people - young and adults - that share same struggle. Why it is so? There is probably a variety of explanations. In my view one of those is poor knowledge in reflection.
Keeping the struggle in mind our youth group "You don't know until you try" applied for a project that would help to discover and test methods, share experience and difficulties to explore the power of reflection.
Reflection is something familiar in non-formal education and it's used quite often, but still it's not a practice in everyday life. With this project we want to test existing methods of reflection, but also to develop some new ones. Besides, we are planning to investigate weak and strong sides of our participants, their goals and dreams, see possibilities for further development and follow up...
Youth Exchange "Raise your sails" is now taking place in Estonian woods until 10th July, away from civilization, in off line zone. The best environment for reflection. Participants are together only for few days, but already it's becoming obvious that there are so many inner troubles that bother young people. It's enough to give them some space and facilitate the reflection to hear sad, funny, deep and interesting stories of their life. Stories that have been waiting to be told for a long time but there was nobody to help them tell it and understand their fillings. There was nobody to teach them to reflect on everything what they consider important.