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Hand to Hand
Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Apr 30, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

" Hand to Hand " is the title of the project in which 2 young volunteers from Germany are going to take part in a long-term European Voluntary Service in Moldova. The service will last for one year. Citizens of Europe will be the sending organization, RCTV Memoria and SGH will be the local receiving organization and ADVIT Moldova will act as EVS contact point outside the RO.Main activities of RCTV Memoria are: 1. Medico-social rehabilitation: providing free of charge medical, psychological, informational and legal assistance;2. Prevention of torture: organizing conferences, workshops and other events with main topic - the medico-social rehabilitation of the torture victims, as well as any other kind of activities with scientific, legal and humanitarian character, inclusively taking part in similar actions;3. Information and Advocacy: public awareness building; sharing of information; elaborating and editing of Memoria’s own publications, reports and informative materials; Advocacy for victims’ needs and problems. 4. Improving knowledge of the Center's staff members in own fields: organizing of trainings and participation at various national and international educational and informative events;5. Developing partnerships with relevant and similar organizations and institutions: participations as an active member in various local and international alliances and networks (like IRCT) in order to achieve efficiently the objectives of our organizationFamily Type Placement for Children "Small Group Hommes" aims to provide a temporary home to vulnerable children, also to children who are without family, who need social and pedagogical rehabilitation. The placement lasts until the childrens' reintegration with their biological or extended families. If this is not possible an alternative placement is identified. The main objective is to offer a temporary home for children who are to be reintegrated into their birth family or to be placed in a foster care family. The age of the children is from 3 - 18 years. The Center provides social services for the beneficiaries, to develop the abilities for independent life and selfcare. Also, the children are encouraged to participate in the day to day routine and household, as well in other activities.The volunteers will help with realization of the objectives of the host organization and will gain experience in connection with organizing and developing activities for the beneficiaries of the hosting projects that will enrich their language skills, communication abilities, understanding and will foster intercultural learning for all the parts. As we understand the importance of communication among different cultures, the volunteer will receive at the arrival a proper course to improve linguistic skills, essential also for the integration process into civil society, which will be deepened throughout the year. Besides, the volunteer will be supporting the regular work at the office together with the responsible and with an intern, from keeping contacts to a precious help with the administrative matters. The volunteer will greatly improve his interpersonal and social competencies, such as adaptability and facing new challenges,team-working with colleagues and sharing responsibilities. He should be able to strengthen his communication skills in a foreign language. The volunteer will encourage a closer cooperation within existing networks in Germany and Moldova on a grass root level, and establish new contacts which could grow through the years. The maintenance of this trans-European connection will be a mutual interest, which apart from working experiences will allow also transmission, comparison and understanding of values between different cultures.Our EVS projects were in the past very sustainable in that regard, that all our EVS continued to work for Citizens of Europe or started own projects and initiatives. By this this project contributes to an active European civil society.
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