Volunteering for our Future
Start date: Dec 1, 2010,
Volunteering for our future is a long term EVS group project aiming at combating youth unemployment by involving 14 unemployed youngsters in activities dealing with inclusion of disadvantaged people represented by street children, youngsters with fewer opportunities, elderly and disables people. Thanks to this project, the EVS volunteers will experience a rich personal and cultural growth that will improve their chances in getting a job, once they are back in their home countries, and that will raise their self-esteem on their competences. The project is based on the exchange of volunteers between Europe, represented by Italy, and Latin America. In particular while 4 Latin American volunteers will be engaged in 9 month activities in 4 different Italian hosting placements (Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto, Cooperativa Sociale Villa Maria, Associazione "Insieme si può" and Asilo valdese per persone anziane), 10 Italian volunteers will be asked to do their 6 month services in 3 hosting organizations (A Roda, Why Bolivia and BVBP) in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The project will be based on intercultural learning methods that will raise youth awareness on the importance of respecting the others and overcoming prejudices as indispensable values that should accompany our volunteers in their future job search.
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