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 …

Summer is Here!

  Summer is Here!   Summer with its longest daylight hours has arrived. The trees and bushes are now in their full green splendour; flowers are in bloom bringing the warm summer air into a sweet mixture of colourful smells. Here at YIP people have started to show visible tanning. The evenings are filled with small groups of people sitting …

Flipping the visa challenge – YIP 10 will spend 3 months in Brazil

  Flipping the visa challenge – YIP 10 will spend 3 months in Brazil   As many of you know, this last year YIP has been seriously challenged by the increasing restrictions of the Swedish immigration authorities. 11 accepted students from beyond Europe, had their visas denied and were unable to join the education of their choice. A sad development …

YIP Newsletter April 2017 – Spring

Spring is slowly arriving. The season still seems somewhat unsure, with occasional snowfall and chilly nights. Nature is readying itself for the busy time ahead. Everywhere little green buds are popping out of the dead-looking stems, and here and there patches of sky blue and snow white flowers spread out like colorful carpets among the trees. When you sit by …

YIP Newsletter March 2017 – IF: Major Content Update

Introduction This newsletter is ALL about Initiative Forum (IF). YIP9 have been working hard getting everything ready for the 9th April (so soon!). We now have a clearer picture of how the week will look and who will be coming to lecture, give workshops and play music into the night. NOW WE WANT TO SHARE OUR EXCITEMENT WITH YOU! Since there’s …