Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Mova Nanova —– free courses of the Belarusian language. It was founded in Minsk in 2014 by philologist Alesya Litvinovskaya and journalist Gleb Labadenko. Today the courses are available in more than 15 cities of Belarus, gather a large number of people, and are especially popular among young people. About 3,000 people attend these weekly courses. The name of the courses is simple. Many Belarusians say that Belarusian is their native language. At the same time, they do not speak it or do not speak it fluently. The courses provide great motivation for learning the native language and contribute to its wider spreading. The concept of the courses is non-academic language learning. Teaching is interactive, learning is fun and easy. In June 2014, the Mova Nanova language courses were awarded the Grand Prix at the Belarusian ADNAK Advertising Festival in the category “Social Values Projects ”. In December 2014, the courses became winners of the “Event of the Year” contest at the V Festival of non-formal education.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The courses have a huge impact on the development of motivations for the study and use of the native language. They involve many people of different generations and social status in these processes. They contribute to the consolidation of people within different communities, the development of their intellectual and creative potential.