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Liven up the district
Start date: Jun 4, 2015, End date: Apr 3, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Context/ background of the projet : On the district since 4 years, our action "Work with youth voluntary and mobility in urban districts" is financially supported by the global policy of the city. We work with various organizations and try, by different activities from the short term voluntary to the EVS or civic service (long term), to put a new way of advertisement without consumption for the youth, which is new in the city of Le Mans. We succeed to have a lot of participants during our outdoor activities, thanks to that we discussed with the inhabitants and find their expectations, we decided to get the project bigger and use different way to act with "Liven up the district". Objectives : We have a lot of children and teenagers on our projects, some of them come back everytime that we organise an action, we want to purpose more various things for them and have the ambition to make them think about international mobility. We also want to work with the adults to make them take part of their environment. An EVS volunteer participation make real the concept of peer-to-peer learning and make the youth realize that it's possible to get involved in project, specially abroad. Number and profile of the participant : 1 volunteer who will work with another one, in civic service. We would like that he/she already have an experience in commitment and project, a good motivation and a desire to discover the other. Activities : 1. Take part to the organisation of animations on the district: - to meet the inhabitant - to get to know the organisations - Co build and co animate leasure time - take part to the event on th district 2. Valorise his/her own culture - animation of moment of presentation - think about how valorise this - meet various organisations - take part to the event around culture 3. Valorise the experience - Create a daily document to follow the evolution - Create a well done guide for an EVS volunteer Take part to other projects with the other teams, every week an half day will be dedicated to the building of a personnal projet. finally the potential longer term benefits. Results and impact envisaged : For the inhabitatnt, to make them be a part of their district life and purpose various actions to increase the communication, solidarity and well being. Ex: some weekly appointment aroud the discovery of a culture, a tongue, a game, an art... The potential longer term benefits : Decrease minsunderstandings because of a lack of knowledge about the foreign culture, increase neighboor communication, help each other, more solidarity, more trust, be aware about active citizenship and live together.

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