We are the Answer!
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2016
WE ARE THE ANSWER
The Humanitarian Foundation Dr.JOSEP TRUETA ( Host Organisation ) and AURORA GPS ( Coordinating Organisation ) are two
accredited EVS developing projects in the city of Vic, in the region of Catalunya.
The current situation has forced us to build new bridges and create innovative projects to promote change . BE THE ANSWER
TODAY! born from this need , turned into an opportunity to improve the operation and provide a support to projects and existing
services of the foundation with over 20 years of history. In this sense , the incorporation of European volunteers has shown great
results and that is why we have a clear desire to continue the work done during these two years , with improvements to the project
and introduce proposals and new activities for our future volunteers.
They are currently working on the foundation a total of 44 people, 38 of those with a severe mental disorder , 4 professional and four
volunteers. During the past two years , volunteers from different European countries have been active together with users . 66 %
suffer from schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder 6% and 28% corresponds to other pathologies. It is of vital interest to the
project to involve highly motivated people , with special sensitivity to people with severe mental disorders , and eager to share their
experiences with other volunteers and local community.
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS
we want to have a structured schedule that allows to combine different activities and to provide space for reflection and self-study
of volunteers, without losing sight of the foundation takes a very specific and particular job based on methodology of occupational
therapy for users and improving the mental health of them and their families.
1.- WASTE MANAGEMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY principal activity of the foundation, where users workers and volunteers
working together with the direct supervision of the technicians responsible for the operation of the center works and
implementation of occupational therapy , making tracking users and coordinating the volunteers . In this sense, will be able to
access the records and plan joint actions for intervention and improvement of mental health of users of the foundation.
2.- ATELIER Trueta as a space dedicated to the repair , reuse and creation of all kinds of accessories , clothing and furniture for resale
at affordable funding for the foundation prices. This project also includes a progressive adaptation of the workshop needs them
workers of the Foundation. Here the volunteer may propose new actions and activities that promote the social and vocational
integration and improve the mental health of these workers members of the foundation.
3 - DO IT YOURSELF as a space for reflection, no formal education and creation of new activities . Here technicians local partner
organizations , both as GPS Dr.Trueta AURORA foundation , will collaborate on the development of new activities and projects, with
a space and a weekly time for discussion and mutual learning between these and the different participating volunteers. Our
experience has shown that participants in the European Voluntary Service have the potential and motivation that can be used for
personal development and for improving organization of new projects and activities.
This project aims to combat youth unemployment by fostering entrepreneurship project participants on the one hand , and
facilitate the inclusion of users DR.TRUETA foundation, people suffering severe mental disorders and improve the quality of life for
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