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Be the Change Today!
Start date: Aug 1, 2014, End date: Jul 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

BE THE CHANGE TODAY!  The Humanitarian Foundation Dr.JOSEP TRUETA ( Host Organisation ) and AURORA GPS ( Coordinating Organisation ) are two accredited EVS developing projects in the city of Vic, in the region of Catalunya. The current situation has forced us to build new bridges and create innovative projects to promote change . BE THE CHANGE TODAY! born from this need , turned into an opportunity to improve the operation and provide a support to projects and existing services of the foundation with over 20 years of history. In this sense , the incorporation of European volunteers has shown great results and that is why we have a clear desire to continue the work done during these two years , with improvements to the project and introduce proposals and new activities for our future volunteers. OCCUPATIONAL CENTER They are currently working on the foundation a total of 44 people, 38 of those with a severe mental disorder , 4 professional and four volunteers. During the past two years , volunteers from different European countries have been active together with users . 66 % suffer from schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder 6% and 28% corresponds to other pathologies. It is of vital interest to the project to involve highly motivated people , with special sensitivity to people with severe mental disorders , and eager to share their experiences with other volunteers and local community. PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS we want to have a structured schedule that allows to combine different activities and to provide space for reflection and self-study of volunteers, without losing sight of the foundation takes a very specific and particular job based on methodology of occupational therapy for users and improving the mental health of them and their families. 1.- WASTE MANAGEMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY principal activity of the foundation, where users workers and volunteers working together with the direct supervision of the technicians responsible for the operation of the center works and implementation of occupational therapy , making tracking users and coordinating the volunteers . In this sense, will be able to access the records and plan joint actions for intervention and improvement of mental health of users of the foundation. 2.- ATELIER Trueta as a space dedicated to the repair , reuse and creation of all kinds of accessories , clothing and furniture for resale at affordable funding for the foundation prices. This project also includes a progressive adaptation of the workshop needs them workers of the Foundation. Here the volunteer may propose new actions and activities that promote the social and vocational integration and improve the mental health of these workers members of the foundation. 3.- Promotion of volunteering and ERASMUS+ Programme. The activities will mainly focus on strategies to promote volunteering to facilitate youth participation in volunteer projects in different local, national and international levels. Here there will be space for the promotion of intercultural dialogue, language exchange and mutual learning among local youth. During 2013, thanks in part to this activity , a total of 60 people from the region held a volunteer training course or exchange, so we want to give a new impetus to this activity. 4 - DO IT YOURSELF as a space for reflection, no formal education and creation of new activities . Here technicians local partner organizations , both as GPS Dr.Trueta AURORA foundation , will collaborate on the development of new activities and projects, with a space and a weekly time for discussion and mutual learning between these and the different participating volunteers. Our experience has shown that participants in the European Voluntary Service have the potential and motivation that can be used for personal development and for improving organization of new projects and activities. What objectives? This project aims to combat youth unemployment by fostering entrepreneurship project participants on the one hand , and facilitate the inclusion of users DR.TRUETA foundation, people suffering severe mental disorders and improve the quality of life for their families.
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