An advice for the House Council ft. ZALET (2016)

ZI-man youth fund

An advice for the House Council ft. ZALET (2016)

The year of 2016 was also marked in the world by Trump's victory in the US elections, a pandemic of the infamous Zika virus, while almost 52% of Britons voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum. Greats like David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali also left the world. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the basketball team of Serbia did not manage to make a complete sensation, and after the defeat by the Dream team in the final - it won a silver medal.

That year, through the Ziman Youth Fund program we supported, among others, the An advice for the home council project, which aimed to draw young people's attention, in an interesting way, to the opportunities they have as members of the entire society.

Insufficiently transparent disclosure of relevant information, general apathy, lack of interest and inactivity are the main reasons that lead to young people missing significant opportunities for self-education and development, and not using their potential. And young people are a social group that represents about 20% of the population of Serbia and face many challenges from poverty, problems in education and the labor market, to discrimination, exclusion from the decision-making process.

The whole project was based on a dramatic method - an entertaining and educational play (much like the Turn off your TV - use your head! project), which aimed to place the everyday life of young people and those who most influence them, analyze actions in certain situations, as well as encourage action and engagement of society. Through dialogues in it, the audience could get acquainted with different situations such as. the problem faced by art in our country, kitsch and nonsense, the decline of moral postulates and norms, as well as the problems of distorted values ​​in today's society, stereotypes, discrimination, prejudice - presented through everyday real situations.

Under the mentorship of Stevan D. Jovanović (prof. Steva), after numerous rehearsals, the young actors performed the play Tačka razno (an advice for the houce council) in several cities, in front of more than 700 people, who were able to find out the necessary facts,  concepts, ways of implementing ideas, ways of participating in the local community, as well as ways in which local authorities can help young people.

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