Changemaker: Bianca Boianu - Embrace the change

Project Title: Embrace the change

Changemaker Bianca Boianu

Message for the world: ”Let's practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.” (Zendaya)

1. Previous experience:

No previous experience.  

2. The Problem: 

Discrimination has always been a major issue around me. There have always been differences between people in all the contexts in which I was included, transmitted as prejudices of any kind and/or harsh words thrown at "different" people. This problem, especially in our modern age, should no longer exist. Even though I am aware that this will never be fully possible, I want to make a difference and fight discrimination, bringing equality and love among young people. I want to be part of the generation of change, that understands equity, solidarity, and non-discrimination.

3. The Solution: 

I would like to organize a meeting on the Zoom platform in which the issue of discrimination in our society will be debated. During the meeting, we will discuss the ways in which we can fight discrimination and how to get over the trauma of being bullied.
During the online meeting, I will explain what is discrimination and with the help of participants, we will define, analyze and set up common solutions. The participants will be encouraged to share their personal discrimination experiences, how they have overcome the trauma and I will encourage them to share some tips for those who are going through similar experiences.
I plan to facilitate some team games that will help the participants to feel more comfortable sharing and keep in touch.

4. Beneficiaries:

10  youth aged 14-18 years old.

5. Team:  

4 young people will help me, they will share their experiences related to discrimination, they will give advice and they will encourage young people to be open.

6. Objective:

My SMART goal is to increase the awareness of 10 youth about the children right of protection against discrimination of any kind, by organizing a non-formal online meeting.

7. Project duration:  

1 month (April 2021)