Closing The Circle

As mid-summer draws in we get closer and closer to the closing of YIP10. From Initiative Weeks, to Personal Project Presentation & Outdoor Experience, the group find themselves on a crescendo of initiative. But before being propelled into the world away from YIP, all of us start to prepare ourselves for closing the time together. As I write this excerpt, there is less than one week until …

Taking Initiative

Spring finally hits Ytterjärna with force, the days are growing longer, night falls now around 10:30pm and the nightingales sing out their hearts in the dwindling darkness. The YIP community is full of energy and good thing too! Because this portion of the curriculum is all about taking initiative. YIP10 puts into practise the skills they’ve been harnessing throughout the year; …

Returning Home

  It’s been two weeks now since all the Yippies have returned to Ytterjärna after 5 months, since they set off to the Brazil Outpost and journeyed onward to their International Internships. There’s a felt sense of relief as the group is finally all together again, in one big house, surrounded by the peaceful and familiar setting they call “home”. The fjord …

Internship Special

Last month the YIP community bade a farewell to their collegues in Piracanga as well as each other, breaking up into internship groups, they began the next phase of their YIP experience. This newsletter aims to give a special insight into each of the internship groups.At the end of the newsletter there is a short introduction to the current situation with …

Reflecting on the past months…

  Bruna’s Thoughts The month of January flew by and with it the time of YIP in Brazil came to and end. Most of the YIPUNI participants experienced a roller coaster of emotions during the Playing for Change weeks, as they described. As part of the YIP organizing team and as a person who decided to join the challenge given …

Hello 2018

Newsletter Glossary  Thank you Robbie! The Newsletter will make much more sense now. *Commonly Used YIPUNI Terminology* •    Gava Training •    Stensta Floresta •    Bruno from São Paolo •    A mangas! •    Itacaré, Etacar and Aytacaree •    Banana pancakes •    Bon voila voila •    Açai MUITO grande •    Minute of silence •    Time awareness •    Circle dances •    Massa •   …

YIPUNI(ON)

  YIP + UNI (YIPUNI – according to Sun, from South Korea, means: beautiful person) I have been navigating between two seas inside of myself: happiness and challenge. The group is bigger, from 24 to 53 young people. From 2 nationalities to 19 different ones and the OT’s group doubled. Therefore, it’s all new again! Among so much new, my …

Closing the First Chapter in Sweden

Looking Forward… A special and personal preview to Piracanga, by Luana Andrade  Summer is my favourite season of the year. The hair becomes slim, the water becomes hot, the drinks become cold, the music becomes louder, the day becomes longer, people become happy and life becomes better. There is always this expectation that it is going to be the best …

The Falling Leaves Drift by the Window

Cold wind of autumn, blowing loud At dawn, a fortnight overdue, Jostling the doors, and tearing through My bedroom to rejoin the cloud, I know—for I can hear the hiss And scrape of leaves along the floor— How may boughs, lashed bare by this, Will rake the cluttered sky once more. Tardy, and somewhat south of east, The sun will …

YIP Newsletter September 2017 – Welcoming YIP 10

Once upon a time, far far away from Stockholm, there stood between the trees a large pastel house. Within its walls (and often outside of them) roamed 29 curious individuals. They had come from 17 different countries and five different continents. Each of them came with their own gifts, talents and pasts, and with their own wishes for the year …