Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Jan 31, 2018
In frame of the project Broadening Horizons six volunteers will volunteer in Estonia for one year and contribute to the local communities in Tallinn, Kohila and Võru while working in kindergartens, youth centres, cultural or acrobatic centres. On one hand, hosting international volunteers helps the receiving organisations to fulfill their goals on a local level by educating children and youngsters, promoting healthy lifestyle, fostering young people's artistic skills, creativity and (inter-)cultural awareness. On the other hand the volunteers have this amazing possibility to learn and experience all the different aspects of voluntary service so that they could be successful in their personal and professional lives in the future - meaning that during their EVS the volunteers will be more conscious of their personal abilities, learn to work in a different environment, learn another language, get more aware of different cultures etc. By introducing their culture, language, background and just even with their personality, these volunteers will will teach the children, parents, youngsters, organisations and local communities most valuable lessons to accept, appreciate and work together with young people from other countries, becoming therefore inter-culturally more aware, tolerant and open minded. Project Broadening Horizons involves six long term EVS volunteers from Italy, Russia, Ukraine and Armenia in five receiving organisations in Estonia: NGO Ukrainian Culture Centre, NGO Experimental Movement Centre, Kohila Municipality (hosts two volunteers), Võru Kindergarten Punamütsike and Võru Kindergarten Päkapikk.
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