When the YouthBuild Cluj program started, the moment of their graduation seemed far away and hard to imagine. But at the start of november, the graduation event of the first generation of YouthBuild Cluj took place. After three months of intensive program, the young participants can write down in their CV the following:
- a professional qualification as a construction worker, with practical work done the Habitat for Humanity Cluj worksite in Jucu
- 3 community actions, including helping out the Urbannect Association with organizing neighbourhood events, renovating the amphitheater in the Detunata Park and fixing the roof of a collegue in the program
- teamwork abilities, as a result of the way everyone worked side by side with their fellow participants.
Following the graduation, the young people started making plans for the future: some returned to studying, going on to college, others are looking for jobs following the recommendations of being a YouthBuild participant. We wish the best of luck to everyone!
In 2015, 28 young people participated in the pilot program odf YouthBuild Cluj. This short tells their story.
Subtitles in English and Romanian are available for the short.