The SMILE exchange aims at engaging youth as young leaders to be involved in local and international development issues and to take leadership roles in the organizations as well as within wider society to advocate for positive changes. The participants will share best practices about informal education in Nepal, and green local community solutions in Vietnam.
Through the project «SMILE – Sharing Meaningful Initiatives on Leadership and Empowerment» the partners have stated several goals. For Udaudo Nepal the volunteers will gain new knowledge and increased skills in engagement of other youth, and aqcuire skills on how to deliver workshops. ACCD wishes to enhance the NGOs capacity on the organisation of event for children in school, and the staffs own capabilities in communication with the local schools regarding activities. Their mutual goal is to implement new initatives in the development fo youth leadership in Vietnam and Nepal.
The two partner organisations have two independent models for the development of young leaders, which they will enforce through knowledge-sharing during the exchange. Udaudo Nepal especially have experise in using youth as volunteers in educational programmes, while ACCD in Vietnam has a special focus on mentorship through local projects.