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Capoeira EVS
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Capoeira Amazonas Zagreb promote interculturalism and healthy lifestyles through various aspects of Brazilian culture and the art of Capoeira using it as a means to encourage multiculturalism, development of creative and social potential of children, youth and adults, as well as improving the quality of life of individuals and society as a whole. As the youth unemployment rates getting higher we decided to start doing international projects that will help young people to improve their communication and social skills, to raise awareness about body language, to help them to explore the new culture to become more tolerant and culturally deverse, to use new languages, to raise a sense of initiative and to meet new friends and expand their comfort zone.We consider EVS to be a great opportunity to motivate young people by working in an international environment, encourage them to learn new skills, learn more about cultural diversity and to create events and workshops by themselves and become active citizens. In Capoeira EVS we will host 2 volunteers, one from Spain and one from Portugal. They will be between 18 and 30 years old. The basic to become involved in activities will be volunteer's motivation and willingness to learn. EVS is open to all young people interested in, without discrimination, based on the age, gender, origin, knowledge, sexual orientation or any other kind of exclusion. During the EVS volunteers will be involved in many activities from which they will learn new skills and competencies trough Capoeira, methods of non - formal education and intercultural learning. They will maintain social networks as Facebook and Twitter of our projects "Capoeira - tool for change" and "Tribo Moderna". In "My international Friend" project and "English lesions with children" volunteers will have the opportunity to spend time with local children with fewer opportunities, raise their social and communication skills and learn more about new culture and people. Trough promotional activities, volunteers will participate in the organization of events as the Festival of Brazilian culture and Afro Brazilian workshops. Working on video and photo shooting and editing they will have a chance to learn more about tehnologdy and to learn how to promote their values and themselves through it. Every week volunteers will have reflection groups where they will talk with other participants and the coordinator and be free to express their thoughts, potential problem, wishes and learning outcomes. As well, every Friday they will have a creative day in which they can work on their own ideas for event, festival, campaign, workshoop or intercultural evening. Information about EVS project, photos and videos from the volunteer's activities and trips will be published on our and our partners' web and Facebook page. As well, volunteers will write a blog about their experience. Project will have a positive impact on the volunteers, organizations involved in it and the local community. Volunteers will gain new knowledges and skills and they will become more tolerant, open - minded, avare about body language, raise the sense of initiative and become more creative. Young people, children with fewer opportunities and local community in which volunteers will work, will experience cultural differences, improve their communication skills, English language and learn more about Erasmus + and the opportunities available for them. This project will have a great social impact on the children with fewer opportunities. Trought direct contact with people from different culture they will learn more about their culture and improve communication and social skills. Quality of the life, tolerance and understanding will become higher for all included sides. Besides, volunteers, organization and community, benefets of this project will be seen on an international level too. Trough spreads a word and posting a photos and videos of Capoeira EVS will promote mobility and Erasmus+ program. Trough volunteer engagement and thanks to new contract we will establish, EVS project will be a unique opportunity to work deeply on our Capoeira tool for the change metodoly. It will connect us with more interested organizations and we will be able to do the new projects together and learn one from another.
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