Tackling the climate change one goal at a time
‘Circular Knowledge’ is a model that has been jointly developed by the Finnish Red Cross, Sivis Study Centre, Forest Centre, the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Karelia and South Karelia, Environment Online, and Ohjaamo Joensuu. The model is based on the mentoring model of the Finnish Red Cross, which the organisation uses to identify the skills and knowledge of asylum seekers and to improve their working life skills.
“The mentoring model seeks to identify skills and knowledge that may be difficult to identify due to asylum seekers coming from different backgrounds and countries, and the differences in their previous education and perceptions of working life.
Trust and discourse is needed to discover the competencies and identify the tacit knowledge of young people. The model developed in the ALL-YOUTH research project is for reaching out to young people during the various stages of transition in education when they are deciding which path to choose for their studies or career. The model is flexible so that it can be applied to all kinds of personal goals and situations in life that young people may have.
“Young people who join the mentoring programme are not expected to tackle climate change as a whole. For example, a young person could be interested in the circular economy and how to incorporate it into their studies. Experts in the circular economy are able to provide this person with deeper insight and sparring to support their plans and ideas for the future.