Echange de jeunes inter-Arche
Start date: Aug 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
This Youth Exchange project wishes to gather in France during one week 3 mixed groups ( young adults with special needs and volunteers) stemming from 3 leaving communities of the Arche, all member of the international federation of the Arche.
The concerned countries are United Kingdom, Slovenia and France.
This exchange will gather 18 participants,10 young people with special needs and 8 young volunteers, accompanied with 3 leaders + 1 accompanier.
This project aims at giving the opportunity to the participants to live in a concrete way the experience of the intercultural meeting while creating an international link between structures stemming from the same federation and sharing the same commitment to the inclusion of the disabled people.
The main objectives of the activities are to encourage the interaction of the participants while doing together and facilitate the expression under various forms, playful and adapted to allow that each one can find his place and reach a better knowledge of the others by interacting beyond the words.
The common theme of the week will be the artistic expression with various workshops (mime, dance, singing, music, circus) and will end in the collective creation of a small show with the theme "communicate beyond words" which will be presented at the end of the week.
That will help the beneficiaries to acquire and to develop new skills in connection with the interculturality and project management, to arouse an attitude of opening and curiosity in front of cultural differences, and to create awareness of a European culture and citizenship.
We will organize at the end of the exchange an intercultural evening in a town hall open to the local community. It will be a question of promoting mixity and valuing the commitment of the young volunteers as well as the resources and the capacities of the people with special needs to participate actively in projects.
In order to disseminate the results of the exchange, a video will redraw the highlights of the week. It will be a way to make track for the participants and to report to their peers what they made. It will be also more widely broadcasted, towards other associations and within our network of the International Arche in order to impulse a dynamics to make alive our international links.
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