"A fresh smile for a young spirit"
Start date: Aug 1, 2012,
“A fresh smile for a young spirit” is a EVS project coordinated by InCO, where international volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of Civica, a public body dealing with assistance and social services mainly for elderly based in Trento, in Italy's North East. The 2 volunteers will come from Russian Federation (European Voluntary Agency of the German-Russian Exchange) and from Uruguay (AUDELE) and they will be engaged in a long term volunteer exchange for 12 months. The volunteers will be involved in social and recreational activities (such as painting, gardening, table games, music sessions, movies ...) offered to marginalized elderlies living in special houses and sheltered accommodations, having also the opportunity to develop their ideas and share their cultural backgrounds. International young volunteers will freshen up the daily routines of the guests, bringing their energy, creativity and enthusiasm. Furthermore they will have the chance to engage in an otherwise often difficult intergenerational dialogue and enhance inclusion processes for those elderlies who have limited relational contacts or no family left to take care of them. The project will also foster intecultural dialogue for those guests who never travelled abroad or had very limited contact with foreigners in their life.
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