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Be The Change
Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Be The Change" is an EVS project which aims at raising awareness of the involved volunteer but also of other participants about cultural diversity and EU values, and increases the volunteer´s creativity and organizational skills in the area of social inclusion. One volunteer coming from Czech Republic will come to Sweden for the duration of twelve months, and participate in activities taking place mostly in Lund and Malmö. The tasks of the volunteer will include activation and motivation of marginalized children and youth coming to Sweden from various backgrounds. This will be done mostly through organizing regular weekly activities with educational and entertaining purpose. The volunteer will also assist in strengthening Tamam as an organization, and help out in its member associations with administrative tasks but also with activities leading for future collaborations, opening up for future projects and youth exchanges. Examples of the activities are: leisure time activities, English tutoring, communicational activities through music and dance, cultural and language exchange activities, homework support, organizing workshops as well as administrative tasks for the organization. During the project, the volunteer will also establish a closer cooperation between the two partner organizations, Tamam and INEX-SDA (Association of voluntary activities). Since the volunteer will have experience from both organizations, she/he will be able to bring forward the best from both, and come up with new possible activities and improvements, as well as develop future projects of cooperation. The volunteer will get a unique opportunity to experience and learn more about a country and its society she/he would not be likely to go to for such an extensive period otherwise. The volunteer will also share her/his experiences with other young people upon return to the home country through seminars, workshops and lectures at a variety of venues. Like that, the goals and values of the project will be spread further and have a larger impact on the Czech youth.

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