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Care to Make a Difference II
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In frame of the project Care to Make a Difference II 10 volunteers will volunteer in Estonia for one year and contribute to the local communities in Tallinn, Viljandimaa, Tartumaa, Tõrva, Imastu while working in family centres, substitute homes for children and homes for disabled people.This project is especially directed to supporting people with fewer opportunities as often this target group is the most socially excluded. On one hand, we have gathered in this project receiving organisations, whose clients don't have the best assumptions to learning because of special needs, difficult social background, financial situation and on the other hand we have tried to gather volunteers who have geographical obstacles, who don't have higher education or job experience yet, whose English skills are not the best. To learn, we let the volunteers to be involved in the project to practice work with disabled people and people with difficult social background. With this project we are aiming to give a better chance for the participants (volunteers and clients in host organisations) to be included into the society by learning new culture, language, behaviors, labour and other skills. The project gives an opportunity for the youth from different countries to come to Estonia, to bring changes not only for themselves but also to receiving organisations , local community and with a butterfly effect, to broader society. With their active participation volunteers will support local people in difficult situations to adapt into society and encourage them to stay active. This project aims also to bring into society the element of intercultural learning. The project is a good chance for all participants to learn the language, differences in cultures and to see the common values we all share. The receiving organisations give enough space for the volunteers to propose and run their initiatives that raises young people's activeness, entrepreneurship and creative thinking. Through this project, young people can gain knowledge, exercise skills and extend their social networks, which will lead them to new or better employment opportunities in the future, as well as personal and social development. Volunteer's involvement to the receiving organisations will bring a breath of fresh air, new knowledge and ideas.Project Care to Make a Difference II involves 10 long term EVS volunteers from Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Italy, Austria in seven receiving organisations in Estonia: AS Hoolekandeteenused Karula Kodu, AS Hoolekandeteenused Imastu Koolkodu, AS Hoolekandeteenused Tõrva Kodu, SA Perekodu, Tallinna Laste Turvakeskus (Männi Turvakodu and Lilleküla Turvakodu), NGO Vahtramägi, Mustamäe Perekeskus.

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