ITF at ZLET 2017
ZLET 2017, the Slovenian National Scout Jamboree organised by the Scout Association of Slovenia, took place between 1 and 10 August 2017 in Velenje, Slovenia. The goal of the organisers was to familiarise the participants with several different burning topics ranging from mine action, environmental issues, international organisations, human rights, poverty, and health.
ITF Enhancing Human Security was proud to contribute by organising one of the workshops at the event on the general topic of Mine Action. Young Scouts, between the ages 13 and 18, learned about the problems that landmines and other explosive remnants of war are posing both in the region and globally and the difficulties of tackling the consequences. Through an interactive approach, the Scouts were given different roles in a made-up post-conflict community and were presented with real issues based on true stories, such as mine contamination, mine victim assistance, long-term development, and the dilemmas that people from those societies are facing every day. Throughout the workshop, they had to face and address those challenges and try to come up with possible solutions.
ITF would like to thank the Scout Association of Slovenia for the invitation and all the participants for their eagerness and enthusiasm. It was a privilege to spend a day in nature with so many driven young people.