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Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This activity will take place in the "Logis de Louvranges", a Caritas centre and will take place during 12 months. This reception centre hosts female asylum seekers with or without children in individual apartments. It is the third time this centre hosts EVS volunteers. The main objective is to create links between European youngsters and asylum seekers in order to reciprocally enrich both resident and volunteers and make them discover new horizons. This project will allow volunteers to develop new skills as empathy, intercultural communication, tolerance, listening capacity and mutual understanding as well as to discover how the reception of asylum seekers works in Belgium. The selected volunteer, Vincenza Faivre comes from New Caledonia. During her project, she will be working with the service of leisure activities to carry out activities for the children and the women of the centre. Her main tasks will be: - to help with the organisation of the daycare within the centre and to suggest activities for children (0-3 years old); - to co-lead and to co-organise activities for children (creative and artistic workshops, sports activities,...); - to develop a bicycle workshop (lessons, rules of the road, loans service,...); - to co-organise workshops with families and women in order to improve communication and community harmony (cooking workshop or any other activities that volunteers want to organise). Volunteers will also have the opportunity to develop a personal project linked to the centre's values if they want to.

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