Over 30 young activists representing 18 NGOs convened for Tweets & Picket Signs, a two day training seminar in Ghasri, Gozo between the 9th and 11th October. The “Activism Weekend” was organised by the TerraFirma Collective.
The young activists, aged between 18 and 30, were given training on campaigning, communications and activism by a professional consultant with international experience in the NGO field. This seminar also provided an opportunity for young activists to collaborate on future campaigns addressing pressing environmental concerns.
“The level of destruction of our environment in the Maltese Islands clearly shows that business as usual cannot continue. The young activists gathered in Gozo today are the potential future leaders of civil society who demand a radical shift in the current mentality,” said JD Farrugia TerraFirma Project Coordinator.
The activists aim to facilitate collaboration and make an impact on social and environmental issues as well as develop volunteer skills and professionalise civil society. TerraFirma will be organising similar free trainings for young activists in the coming months so that they could learn how to run more effective campaigns and projects. The next training sessions will be on fundraising and NGO management and NGOs can register by contacting TerraFirma.