Volunteering at Nicolai for Børn and Bækkehøj Børn..
Volunteering at Nicolai for Børn and Bækkehøj Børneunivers
Start date: Aug 1, 2014,
End date: Aug 1, 2016
The overall aim of this AFS Interkultur project was to give three young people from all socio-economic spheres the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of other European countries and their intercultural awareness and in that way create a solid foundation for peace- not only in Europe, but worldwide.
This project included three young people who spend a period of 9 months as EVS volunteers at two host projects in Denmark. During the time they lived and worked in Denmark, they gained an insight in Danish language and culture. The participants worked at projects with different themes, aims and objectives.
This project includes the following activities:
Two volunteers from Spain worked at Nicolai for Børn and stayed in a host family for 9 months
One volunteer from Germany worked at Bækkehøj Børneunivers and stayed in a host family for 9 months
Two different nationalities was represented in the project. All the volunteers was hosted in host families and thus integrated more easily into the local culture and population, the local language, habits and traditions.
All volunteers was a part of a local AFS chapter and met other volunteers and exchange students at the seminars and meetings arranged by AFS, sharing their experiences, points of views and information on both their host country Denmark as well as their countries of origin.
We believe that through the volunteer work and the development of their intercultural competencies the participants improved their employability and developed their social capital enabling them to become active participants in society and in the development of the European community.
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