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Below a link to a short film sequence (60 sec.) on second chance education in Copenhagen. The film sound is Danish, but we have equipped the film with subtitles in English. Click on the picture and then click in youtube the icon subtitles on the right bottom to flash the subtitles.
When dreams comes true

Sometimes moments are special – this was one of them: Young people coming from all over the world on stage to show an artistic teamwork - a pyramid of bodies, build to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King. Creating an unforgettable picture of what humanity could be.
P1030077This happened on stage in Portugal secret second capital Porto. Here we´ve been part of a summit due to the 20th anniversary of the European Initiative For Second Chance Schools.
Already several years WBK Mönchengladbach (not easily to pronounce) – now named WBK Linker Niederrhein (perhaps more easy?) joins the youth event. For several times Mönchengladbach had the honor to host the schools of the network. This time five students had the opportunity to fly to Porto for one week. Two teachers accomplished them and participated in the teachers meeting that took place at the same time.
Dance, circus, percussion, sports and many more attractions: 130 young adults performed more than two hours of show live on stage – after only three days together in workshops. I´m not the only one of the spectators, who nearly couldn´t believe or even could describe this outstanding result of power of endurance and engagement that occurred here, live on stage.
And they had to be strong! From the beginning of the general rehearsal weather was a real combatant: Heavy rain and 17°C. Feet got wet and the stage was slippery – but nobody gave up. P1020905After all, everybody was laughing, that the Germans and all the others from Northern Europe traveled more than 1000 km to the south to dance in the cold rain, meanwhile in Germany and even in Sweden they had 30°C.
But they reached the goal – exciting clap for this team of a united world. And that´s what it is – more than European Union, ´cause all the schools also came with immigrants. Everybody gave his best.
And there comes the moment, that touched me so deeply, because it fulfills a vision of Dr. King:
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village (…), we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands (…): Free at last! Free at last!
So I can say I´m really proud of being part of this project and thankful about the strength of our youngsters, who showed us that they could make this world a better place.
European Union at its best: peaceful and amazing.
Second Chance School Allier reports from the Youth Event 2018 in Matosinhos

The Second Chance School Allier was composed of 1 leader (Anne-Gaëlle LECOMTE) and 4 trainees (Sara, Luna, Daniel and Mohamed). We arrived in Portugal on Monday June 4th.
The trainees chose the following workshops: Percussion / Music / Dance
20180605 11284 KopieEven if, the majority didn’t speak English, they realized they could still participate and get involved. They learnt new things, they met new people, they worked and they had fun. At the end of our experience, they all participated in public performance and they were proud.
Nevertheless, we would have liked to visit, to explore Matosinhos a little more to develop the cultural side of our trip.
As for me this experience was very recording as I participated in the leaders meeting where we exchanged information and good practices. That I will certainly use with my trainees from now on.20180605 111521 Kopie
The most important thing we all learnt is that: You can achieve beautiful things with little means. You can become artist using simple instruments and you can have a beautiful life is you use our skills creative.


Tyresoe/ Sweden
How creative this Youth Summit in Matosinhos was!
Second Chance School in Tyresö, Sweden (just outside Stockholm) would like to take
the opportunity to thank all of the students and staff in Matosinhos for a great Youth
Summit. We are all very impressed of all youths participating in the YS. All the hard
work, new learning situations and many hours of practice came together in a
performance that we will never forget. Thank you for giving us the curage to belive in
our selfes, to bring out our creative sides with in us and for the opportunity to meet so
many lovely new people. We hope to hear from you if you ever visit Stockholm,
Sweden.
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Youth Summit in Sopot from 20th - 22nd of September 2017!
Here are some pictures and videos which were made by students and teachers. 

Some videos made by students from Mönchengladbach and Bonn.

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These are pictures from the Closing Event.



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A short impression from Tyresoe
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Thank you, so much Sopot for welcoming us to your beautiful city!

All of us really enjoyed the museum of Solidarity in Gdansk. We would like to visit it again, soon.

MuseumGdanskWe are greatful that we got to know many new friends from all over Europe and our group got even closer with each other during the week in Sopot.
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It is also a great experience for the staff, to meet other staff members from our Second Chance Schools!
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Students from Malömö sent us a collage with a short remark about their impression during the Youth Event.

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