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Discovering my universe
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Discovering my universe" is a long-term EVS project that will be realized in Valmiera, Latvia with activities from September 1, 2016 till June 30, 2017. Project will be realized by NGO "Universum". There will be 1 volunteer that already has been selected - Klara Schulz from Germany. She will graduate from secondary school this year and is looking for her professional future.With this project we hope to contribute in 2 areas - to improve the quality of education in our schools and Valmiera city in general and youth employment in Europe, as many young people today, after graduating from high school still do not know what they would like to do in their professional life. With these type of projects young people can get life experience and a clearer perspective on their skills and interests.The project aim is by involving volunteer from other country and promoting cultural interaction to develop both the volunteer's skills and competitiveness and the quality of education process in institutions established by NGO "Universum".NGO "Universum" works in 3 fields - education, free time activities and social assistance (social entrepreneurship). In this project volunteer will be involved in the field of education that is her priority. NGO has established an educational institution, which includes pre-school and primary education. It realizes an official Latvian Republic education program and uses Montessori pedagogy method. Volunteer will be involved in education process with the ability to develop her initiatives. The method used is fundamentally non-formal, including group work, research, role games, individual work with children, without frontal presentations.Project will give a positive impact on both the association and the volunteer. NGO will gain experience in a new kind of project administration and the daily work in the planning and organization. Children will have the opportunity to meet with representative from other culture, to develop tolerance, learn to accept different. Volunteer will gain new professional experience in pedagogy, in another culture and in organizing everyday life.
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