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Start date: Dec 1, 2011,

KEN4CH is the initiative of three organizations from NL, RO and GH which foresees the involvement of 26 EVS volunteers from Netherlands and Romania in 3 stages: 1st - 6 volunteers/3 months, 2nd - 6 volunteers/6 months and 4 volunteers/12 months and 3rd - 10 volunteers/6 months. The topic addressed by the project is youth participation into preventing child labour and exploitation of children through work by engaging non-formal education measures meant to give children and their families support in finding alternatives for spending free time while making space to safe personal development of the children and intercultural dialogue between European and African cultures. The project is meant also to support the volunteers to acquire specific life abilities meant to empower them to contribute effectively to: objective A. raise awareness on the impact of child labour and the contribution of YiA Programme among youngsters and organizations from UE in order to back-up international efforts in preventing children labour market and objective B. support the hosting structures (community members, NGOs, public services) to propose and implement actions meant to prevent exploitation of children through work. To achieve these, the promoters will implement: A. a research campaign regarding opinions and perceptions of child labour's situation (3 months); B. awareness raising campaigns concerning the negative impact of child labour market on children development as adults (in 15 communities from Ghana); C. development of non-formal activities (dance classes, different workshops, cartoons visualization, English lessons, singing competitions, European culture sharing, sports etc.) in close cooperation with HO and local community structures in order to propose alternative activities for children on an after school hour basis, collaborative workshops with the parents of children participating to the activities developed by EVS volunteers. Non-formal education methods will be engaged.
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