We would like to conduct a workshop focused on strengthening civic skills for 10 young leaders from NGOs in Legnica (Lower Silesia Voivodeship). We would like to select a diverse group, holding many varying perspectives. A research from 2018 conducted by the Klon/Jawor Association has shown that almost half of the organizations operating in this area are young, which means existing for no longer than five years. During our events we talked with young representatives from different organizations around town. They have shared their needs and problems and that has been an inspiration for this project.
Primarily, we would like to support young members of the NGOs due to their lack of experience and lack of support from the city. According to our observations there are no activities currently taking place in Legnica that support NGOs, especially new ones in need of support the most. Among the 10 aforementioned leaders, there will be two individuals that do not belong to any particular organization but are civically engaged.
We will train the young leaders in leadership and organizational skills. We hope that the training will help create a network of leaders dedicated to developing the potential of young NGOs which will strive for better communication with the communities they serve. In collaboration with their own organizations, the leaders will activate their local communities to implement various initiatives, which will serve as a test of skills learned during the training. After the conclusion of the project, together with the participants, we will create a support network for NGOs in Legnica.