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Changing Perspectives
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project is dealing with 3 activities taking place in the organisations "L'Enfance de l'Art" in Tournai, FACERE in Brussels and the alternative Café "Altérez-Vous" in Louvain-la-Neuve for 5 European volunteers. All the activities are coordinated by JAVVA. L'Enfance de l'Art This activity will involve 3 volunteers coming from France, Greece and Spain in a team of young nurses and teachers from the region, of Tournai and inTempleuve for a period of 12 months. Within a structure for early childhood educational high quality, framed by an association of parents eager to put education in the core values of the company, they have turned to Loczy (for children) and Steiner, two pedagogies that are found in the goal of helping children to become confident in themselves beings, their capacities, concerned for their well-being and creative. These pedagogies lead us to consider the whole child, and past experience in our various childcare volunteers bring to our knowledge of a beautiful child of 0-12 year Facere This activity will take place in the Daycare centre accommodating adults with cerebral palsy Facere in Brussels during 12 months. The selected volunteer from France, will integrate the team of workers that runs workshops related to gardening, cooking, computer science, art-deco, musicals , painting, world studies and inter-cultural exchanges, radio, the making of animated films, cyclo-dance, etc. as well as various athletic activities and cultural outings. He will also be able to suggest new types of activities and participate in their planning. The volunteer will be invited to take part in different activities by putting emphasis on dialogue and exchange with residents. Then he will be invited to propose a workshop or a personal project that he will carry out with the support of the educators of the centre. The presence of the volunteer will give residents, who are all physically handicapped, a taste of fresh air from somewhere new and different as they have only a few chances to meet people from outside their family and the staff. An international volunteer would give residents the opportunity to get to know a different European culture and help open their horizons. Altérez-Vous - Alternative Café This activity will take place in the alternative café "Altérez-Vous, a non-profit cooperative with social purpose, in Louvain-la-Neuve during 12 months. The project turns around 3 dimensions: - Friendly atmosphere: open to any kind of public, organisation of diverse entertainment activities (board game nights, concerts, free stages, knitting workshops, conversation groups, writing workshops,...). Altérez-Vous is a place to meet, share and interact with others. These activities are open to everyone and new ideas are always welcome. - Responsible consumption: the café gives priority to local, seasonal, organic and fair products. - Awareness to societal issues (the main objective of Altérez-Vous): organisation of debates, conferences, group discussions, meetings with local farmers, awareness events,... The selected volunteer from Italy, will integrate the team of the Café and will have the following tasks: - to help with the organisation and the promotion of cultural activities (thematic nights, concerts, exhibitions, intercultural activities,...) - Awareness to societal issues directly with the clients and through the organisation of conferences,... - Development of local, organic and fair trade by helping the staff to find new products Volunteers will also have the opportunity to develop a personal project related to the café's values.

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