SL moves forward in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
The Service-Learning Programme in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) continues to grow, with more institutions partnering with CLAYSS to develop new projects. During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a true driving force for service-learning development in Kosovo, as such is the case of our partner organization TOKA which registered more than 500 enrolments from educators and tutors to be trained in service-learning. Seventy-six of them were selected to be trained online as possible project leaders, and 51 service-learning projects emerge from that training. They were carried out over the past year, some of them on-site, others in online mode, and there were also bimodal experiences: partly online and partly on-site. It should be noted that 26 other educators/tutors who had started working this way in 2019 continued to do so during the pandemic.
On the other hand, TOKA registered 790 enrolments from young people between 12 and 17 interested in developing service-learning projects during this period, while approximately 600 of them are already planning and developing experiences. In 2020, nearly 18,000 people benefited from the service-learning projects developed in Kosovo with TOKA support (Kosovo is a country of approximately 1.8 million inhabitants).