Tittle-tattle in Nagyvázsony
Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Apr 30, 2017
The project will located in Nagyvázsony, during 12 months we will host 8-8-8 volunteers for 3 weeks in 3 round, altogether 24 volunteers from 8 partners (Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Estonia and UK).In the first round volunteers will help to renovate the Pauline monastery near the village. This part will be the collaboration with the local municipality. Within this cooperation the volunteers will be able to achieve also environmental awareness and also see how dependent people are in rural areas from nature. The outcome will be that the volunteers are helping the community by keeping environment clean and the volunteers are able as mentioned above to gain environmental awareness. In the second round we would like to develop the landscape in the surroundings by building and renovating the benches and the resting places. Therefore not only the volunteers will beneficiate from the project, but the local community. Besides of it's symbolic value it could be a true contribution for the village. The third round volunteers will organise and realise music workshops, playhouse, handcraft workshops and other activities with children and young people. As part of the documentation, we will involve the volunteers to work with us on a short film. With this opportunity volunteers will be able to gain experience in foto shooting and film making and are then able to realise a film project on their own. This film project will have something to do with the young volunteers and with the community of the small village of Nagyvázsony therefore both parties the community and the volunteers can gain from the film.The Ruckenwind methodology for engaging with young people from backgrounds of severely restricted opportunity in international work. The ‘Tittle Tattle’ project has a proven potential opportunity to give a small group of young people facing significant challenges the chance to learn some new, practical skills at the same time as developing their appreciation of being citizens in a wider Europe. We are applying without identified names of potential volunteers because from our experience in working with youngsters with fewer opportunities it mostly, that they decide about their participation within the last 4 weeks before the project starts. So it is important for us that we don´t have to name the volunteers in advance.All of the volunteers will be drawn from backgrounds of very restricted opportunity and will come to learn a variety of practical ‘shipwright-type’ skills as well as the softer skills of team playing, team leadership and cross-cultural communication which will serve them well as they progress through the rest of their lives. The Youthpass will be used, not only as a recognition of the volunteer’s non-formal learning outcomes, but also to structure and frame their individual learning plans. The benches and the bonfire places are tangible, touchable objects, they are a symbol or metaphor of the approach and objectives of this project and on the other hand the film - are symbols of: - The volunteers’ life journies (e.g their experience of rough conditions/stormy weather through to successful new beginnings)- The benches can connect the different generations while they are sitting together on them and telling stories- It also helps the community to have a space for themselves where they can share their thoughts, stories, ideas- From filming to cutting and editing the volunteers will be involved in the whole process and will get the chance to face different tasks in the development of a film.At the end of the project the whole village will use the outcome of the volunteers hard work. It can be used by the local youth, future groups of volunteers and other community organisations. The same is meant for the film the finished production will be screened in the village as well in all of the partner organizations' countries. The environmental project will end in an exhibition to sensibilisate the local community and share the success of the project.At the end of the project we will host an Evaluation Seminar for 1-1 mentor/country and 1-1 exEVS voluntar + 1 trainer Collegue from Austria AK Tirol. We would like to evaluate all together the project.
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