The NTC platform
On this platform you will find 5 training modules, containing a set of activities to be done as a group, a flipped material for self-learning and instructions for the homework part.
The content of each module will help you not only learn about the topic, but also to acquire the necessary skills and confidence to act upon it.
You can choose, whichever module is most appropriate for you and start working. The NTC team highly recommends to start with the Support and Appreciation module, which is a kind of base on which you can build upon your group support.
You can also join a group or form a group for young mothers yourself and start helping other mothers too. In such case you become a facilitator, and should see the information in the following section here:
How does it work
Here are the main steps you should go through
The main steps of the training programme are:
Either join or form a group of young mothers. If you do not want to form a group yourself and become a facilitator, you can decide to contact one of the national partners of the project and join a group through them.
Afterwards, the group will take part in various group activities on different topics. These you can look into in each module below.
Each module also contains flipped materials, which supports self-learning and aims to be explored by each mother on her own.
Finally, the topics include a homework part where each mother is provided with some small tasks and exercises to do at home or on-the-go to learn more about the topic and module of the Need to Connect training programme.
Start the training now and enjoy the ride!
Join a group!
The partners of the Need to Connect project are currently establishing national groups of young mothers to support and help each other in a more comfortable and safe atmosphere. If you want to find out more about the opportunities in your country / region, please contact the respective national partner.
Once you have joined or started a group, you can access the modules, activities, and content here:
Support and Appreciation
Main topics include: networking, bonding, connecting, creating community, developing social skills
From Unicorn to Wisdom
Main topics include: critical thinking development, helping eliminate stereotypes, work on gender roles and on mother’s role expectations and stereotypes
Main topics include: self-portrait through “maternal journal”, psychological self-awareness needs, mother’s roles, self-care
Taking Care of Your Baby
Main topics include: 1st aid, childhood development knowledge and skills
Creative Life Management
Main topics include: problem solving through creative tinkering, out of the box thinking – how to find solutions to problems by yourself, time management