All Together: Shaping the future of children
Start date: Aug 1, 2014,
End date: Oct 31, 2015
Experience hosting volunteers from Europe for many years has been positive: volunteers can create better awareness about other cultures, break stereotypes, make everyday life more colorful and improve communication process with people from other countries. For children and employees of center it is a good opportunity to improve their communication skills and create awareness of belonging to Europe and all opportunities which it offers.
Project title ?All Together: Shaping the future of children? with the emphasis on active participation in different activities to create better future for children and youth. In this way we want to create awareness for children and youth that they can influence their future by themselves. European Voluntary Service can be a good example for children and youth, that each European has equal opportunities to use all support and opportunities which Europe offers, regardless of location where you live.
Project aim is to promote awareness and understanding for youth of European citizenship and identity with voluntary work, seeing practical use of Europe support.
? promote personal development of youth;
? involve young people in different activities to support their social inclusion and integration;
? provide youth people opportunity to improve their leadership, communication, organizational and foreign language skills;
? encourage young people to use creative solutions to different social issues;
? promote tolerance towards other cultures and nation.
Project involves two volunteers from Hungary and Ukraine motivated to work with children and youth, willing to put into practice their ideas.
Proposed activities for volunteers:
? assist the instructors and other staff at the centre in the daily childcare
? support the staff of the organization in preparing activities
? participation in programs / community projects of the center
? organizing sport and outdoor activities
? organize his/her own small project depending on his/her skills and ideas (e.g. music, handicraft, theatre, games etc).
? organizing and creating workshops for children
? organizing and promoting non-formal education methods
The methodology used throughout the project is in the framework of the non-formal education. It will be based on the needs and expectations of participants. The main methods used: team work, learning by doing, outdoor education, creative workshops, mentoring and coaching, practical leadership.
Involving in this project will provide results for all parties concerned as well as make an impact on society in the longer term. Volunteers will improve their social and practical skills, contribute to local society. Participating organizations will popularize cooperation between different cultures, voluntary work in society, improve their partnership with other organizations, show activity on European level, promote learning through activities and will invest in future of youth.
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