Mediación en Calle Finlandia

Foto tomada por Kukka Noura

Foto tomada por Kukka Noura

English version below.

Mediación en Calle es un programa de la Cruz Roja Noruega que se basa en la educación de pares para prevenir la aparición de conflictos y también para mediar en los conflictos existentes entre jóvenes, al proveer a los jóvenes las herramientas necesarias para prevenir y solucionar dichos.

Fui invitado a participar como Co-instructor en un taller para nuevos instructores en Helsinki, Finlandia. En compañía de Hanne Martinusen voluntaria de Oslo viajamos a Helsinki para encontrarnos con Kukka Noura, voluntaria juvenil de la Cruz Roja de Finlandia quien será la persona encargada de desarrollar el proyecto de lo que ellos llamaran Mediación Juvenil. Kukka nos recibió en Helsinki con los brazos abiertos y nos mostró la ciudad, "No podríamos haber pedido una mejor anfitriona".

El taller para nuevos instructores inició con 10 participantes, todos muy interesados y con muchas expectativas. Nuestro primer fin de semana estuvo enfocado en hablar acerca de que es un conflicto y como usar diferentes herramientas para evitarlo, por ello algunas actividades nos guiaron en un proceso de auto conocimiento, para saber porque reaccionamos como lo hacemos ante situaciones de conflicto.

El segundo fin de semana estuvo lleno de juegos de rol, enfocados en proveer a los participantes con las herramientas necesarias para mediar en conflictos. La dinamica de este grupo fue genial, desde un prinicipio el taller fue un exito.

Al final de los dos fines de semana, el taller terminó con 7 nuevos instructores capacitados en como implementar las estrategias del programa de Mediacion en Calle. No puedo esperar a ver como se desarrolla este nuevo proyecto en Helsinki.

Aquí algunos de los comentarios de los participantes al final.

"Conflict is energy, so in the instructors workshop i came with no energy and left us filled with it" (Kaisu)
"The workshop pushes you, but you discover strengths inside yourself which will be useful  in many different situations. Worth all the sweat, laughter and tears" (Heidi)
"It was amazing how certain exercises made you feel  that the situation is reality. Experiencing certain feelings create the appropriate base for the reflections" (Susanne)
"Learned so much about myself and others. Such an inspiring course with great people, i will still remember this when i am 90 and senil" (Aurora)
"The workshop is a good combination of learning useful theory and also learning about yourself even though the days were long , i was really inspired, motivated and excited to come every day. A workshop sounds  really boring and tiring, but this was so much fun !Cheers guys!. i have learn so much about myself, than you!" (Pinja)

Solo queda por agradecer a Hanne y a Kukka por el apoyo  y la confianza, ademas de por el aprendizaje y los excelentes momentos que pasamos en Helsinki.

Street Mediation Finland

Street Mediation is a Norwegian Red Cross programme focus on the pair to pair education to prevent conflict and mediation during conflict situations. Directed to provide the youth with the necessary tools in terms of conflict prevention and mediation.

I was invited to hold a workshop for new instructors in Helsinki, Finland. Together with Hanne Martinusen volunteer for Red Cross in Oslo we traveled to Helsinki where we met Kukka Noura, volunteer for Red Cross in Finland who will be the one in charge of developing and executing this new project called Youth Mediation. Kukka welcomed us in Helsinki with open arms and showed us the city around, "We could not have asked for a better host".

This workshop for new instructors started with 10 participants, all of them very attentive and with a lot of expectations. The first weekend was focus on talk about what a conflict is and how using some tools we can prevent a conflict to develop, Therefore some activities guided us in a self awareness, to understand why we react in the way we do when we are facing conflict situations.

The second weekend was filled with role plays, focused on provide the participants with the tools to use during mediation in a conflict and how to be instructors in Mediation. The group dynamic was great, from the beginning to the end this group leave me wanting for more. The workshop was a total success.

At the end we had 7 new instructors in Mediation with all the skills to provide the youth with the necessary tool to face conflicts in a better way. I can not wait to know more about how this new project starts the implementation in Helsinki.

Here you have some quotes from the participants of this workshop:

"Conflict is energy, so in the instructors workshop i came with no energy and left us filled with it" (Kaisu)
"The workshop pushes you, but you discover strengths inside yourself which will be useful  in many different situations. Worth all the sweat, laughter and tears" (Heidi)
"It was amazing how certain exercises made you feel  that the situation is reality. Experiencing certain feelings create the appropriate base for the reflections" (Susanne)
"Learned so much about myself and others. Such an inspiring course with great people, i will still remember this when i am 90 and senil" (Aurora)
"The workshop is a good combination of learning useful theory and also learning about yourself even though the days were long , i was really inspired, motivated and excited to come every day. A workshop sounds  really boring and tiring, but this was so much fun !Cheers guys!. i have learn so much about myself, than you!" (Pinja)

The only thing left is to thank Hanne and Kukka for all the learnings, the support and of course the good times we had in Helsinki. Can not wait to know more about you.