Young people, very often from disadvantaged communities, roma and non-roma, need a voice. A means of expressing themselves and a shorter path to reaching people like them in a constantly shifting world. Săcele is a small town in România and its specific trait is multiculturalism. In its historical seven villages live today not only Romanians, but also Hungarians, Roma and Saxons communities. Poverty and prejudices often go together, so Community Aid Network (CAN) organization decided to approach them and to do something to build up young people communities.
“Multimedia for Livelihoods” provides appropriate resources and communication tools for Roma and non-Roma youth who will be empowered through hands-on multimedia training to improve their skills and become both leaders to their peers and positive role models for the entire community. During 3 years, the project developed trainings of computer science, photography, Blogging, Filming, Script-Writing, Communication, Entrepreneurship. Young people aged 14-16 took part in workshops and summer camps, they made friends and resolved conflicts, they discovered skills and news passions, they prepared for a future job.