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Youth for Youth, in DR Congo
Start date: 03 Aug 2012,

“Youth for Youth in DR Congo” is a group EVS project that takes place in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Altogether ten volunteers from Hungary will carry out a two times five-month service to complete one school year in Othniel Primary and Secondary School and La Providence Orphanage. In the two service periods each, five volunteers will carry out the activities. In the FIRST service group there will be two volunteers in Social Helpers at orphanage: working with the orphans for extra curricula activities and special care and one volunteer in tutoring of English language, one young person volunteering in awareness-raising on environmental issues, and one in volunteering in promoting sport and healthy lifestyle. In the SECOND service group there will be two volunteers in Social Helpers at orphanage: working with the orphans for extra curricula activities and special care and one volunteer in tutoring of English language, one Volunteer in global and democracy education and one in Volunteer in youth development and employability. Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities is a core principle in this EVS project, and as a humanitarian organization our core mission to target the most vulnerable. We foresee that one to three of volunteers with fewer opportunities will be of Roma origin.Similarly to our successful previous EVS project methods in this project will be arts, creativity, non-formal/informal education as well as knowledge transfer in order to empower the children and the youngsters with important life-skills for an independent adult life. The project fosters mutual learning and understanding of the cultural and social realities of both the volunteers and the African children.
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