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Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Jan 1, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is developed for young people with fewer opportunities that are facing very difficult psychosocial situations, poverty, social exclusion, special needs and unemployement. Our aim is to work on the competences that will help young people in the process of inclusion into society and on the labor market. The short term EVS activities will be one part of a longer learning process that will provide long lasting effects. We want to enhance the personality development of young people through the empowerment based on non-formal learning and positive experiences, make their self esteem better, develop more efficient coping strategies and get over their prejudicies. We will send 4 Slovenian volunteers on short term EVS to the Youth Center "Kreaktiv" in Kavadarci, Macedonia, where they will organise and take part in the activities for local youth. 4 volunteers will go to the organisation "Nadacia Krajina Harmonie" in Slovakia, where they will help to organise a big international festival for the inclusion of people with disabilities. 2 Slovenian volunteers will go on short term EVS to Hungary where they will work in a day centre for Roma children and other local children from the deprivileged families. In Slovenia we will host 16 volunteers from Spain, France, Macedonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia for a period of 1 or 2 months. The volunteers will work in the Youth Centre of Zavod Manipura. They will have a wide spectrum of activities: they will help with the renovation of the house, making small furniture for the Youth Centre, building a small sport field and adventure playground, making ecological garden and the place for small animals... Next to the practical work they will help to organise and they will join the free-time activities for local children and youth like sport activities, playing games in the nature and other outdoor activities, different artistic activities and free playing time for children. They will do some work for the local community like helping elderly people, spending time with the disabled people and organise some activities for the children in the local kindergarten and primary school. The volunteers will also help to create the promotion materials for the Youth Centre and for EVS and take part in the promotion activities. There will be a very intense intercultural learning process because we will host volunteers from different countries at the same time.

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