On 28th and 29th August 2017, experts from the association Bulgarian Youth Forum along with the support of Kostinbrod Municipality held interactive trainings with Youth Support Center and Center for Working with Children from the Street in the Municipality of Kostinbrod under the project “Live Actively” – initiative of Bulgarian Youth Forum and the Municipality of Kostinbrod.
During the first day the participants learned about some of the major addictions that young people aged between 15 and 18 are facing. Initially regarded towards drugs, alcohol and smoking aiming for recognition and self-protection from them.
In the second day of training, the main topics of discussions were gambling and internet addiction. With the help of some forms of the non-formal education methods – such as role-plays and forum theater – the youngsters were placed in situations where they had to make serious decisions about the prevention of addictions in order to protect their health and that of others.
The project is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport by the National Program for Youth Activities under art. 10a from the Gambling Act 2017, by direction “Activate Young”.