Internationale Aspekte kultureller Jugendbildung 2..
Internationale Aspekte kultureller Jugendbildung 2016
Start date: Aug 1, 2016,
End date: Sep 30, 2017
The basic concept of the project is the cultural educationial youth work of the Bad Harzburg Kunstkarussell Association. In cooperation with schools and kindergartens in the region, we teach with the aim of personality development in a variety of artistic skills. The main sphere of activity is in the area of non-formal education, incorporated within the schools timetable, and the free courses offered for after school activities in the regional youth centers.The main objective of the project is to implement an international component within the education of our youth. We want to show the children and youth, that it can be a very enriching experience to make the acquaintance of people from other cultures. The promotion of tolerance and mutual respect is just as important as developing an awareness of an overall-European identity.For the participants we envisage a year full of vivid impressions, interesting challenges and wonderful human encounters. As hosts, we feel obliged to make this project an enrichment for every volenteer so that it will be a memory for life, even if or especially when difficulties arise and they are then constructively overcome together. The cultural diversity within Europe has immense potential which needs to be enhanced and worked on. We look forward to the vitality of our young guests and hope that we can offer them a wide and varied field of personal development within our project.We would like to take four participants, when possible two women and two men. All volunteers should enjoy working with children and young people and ideally already have worked within the educational/youth system as team leaders in youth club ect. As the Kunstkarussell is active in the area of cultural education, it would be an advantage and a rewarding experiece for our project if the participant has some artistic skills.The activities of the volunteers will largely be focused on the following areas: They will learn about the various tasks involved in the administration of the association. They will also visit the regular courses offered by our instructors, and if they wish, offer their own courses. Finally, we would like to integrate them into the wide range of project-based work of our association, especially in assisting refugee families, a new focus of the socio-cultural activities of Kunstkarussell, in which their contributions will be greatly appreciated. They will also be involved in the organization of an international youth meeting, which is planned for October 6-15, 2016. Once we have communicated with the three sending organizations and found suitable applicants, as the organization responsible for coordinating activities, we will take care of all requirements in the preparation phase. This includes in particular the planning of arrivals and the acquisition of a European healthcare card. Once they have arrived, four tutors will be available to the volunteers. These tutors will support the volunteers in attending language courses, ensure that they visit the required seminars and assist with local social integration. They will also assist the volunteers in reflecting on their learning experiences and with their Youthpass certificates. The proposed measure is for the four volunteers and also for the Kunstkarussell a very valuable experiences. The close contact with children and young people gives our guests a vivid picture of a small German town, and vice versa, the children will get to know four young people with their own cultural experiences who want to share their view of life with them. Tolerance, cosmopolitanism and an awareness of the European idea are the main objectives of the project. If it is possible to achieve this, the measure for all participants will have a lasting benefit.
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