Strømme partners with FK Norway to implement youth and professional exchanges. Strømme is convinced that the world becomes smaller when people get to know each other better and create values together. The exchange programs are used as tools to build capacities of youth and young professionals in community development programs.
Youth are sent from Norway to volunteer among Strømme partner organisations for 7 months, and likewise youth are sent from Strømme Partner organisations to volunteer in Norwegian organisations for 10 months. Both groups of youth are exposed to development work in the different communities with an aim of fostering youth participation in community development poorer communities as well as strengthening civil society.
The South to South Professional Exchange program aims at enhancing individual and institutional capacities in order to foster community development through Strømme partners in the region. Young professionals are exchanged for 11 months and on return to home organisations they share information through follow up activities. Through this program, exchange of knowledge and skills in various SFEA interventions is enhanced among individual participants and partner organisations. The aim is to further improve organisational capacities of our partners in the specific program focus.