Final de proiect – “Above and Beyond” – Serviciul European de Voluntariat

Proiectul EVS “Above and Beyond” a ajuns la final

În luna iunie 2016 s-a încheiat proiectul EVS ”Above and Beyond”, prin care au fost găzduite 3, voluntare (Irene Serrano Gamarra, Spania – 24 ani, Alina Husar, Ucraina – 24 ani, Jurgita Kozeniauskaite, Lituania – 24 ani ) timp de 10 luni, de către Asociația YMCA Baia Mare. Proiectul face parte din cadrul Serviciului European de Voluntariat al Programului Erasmus+, finanțat de Uniunea Europeană.

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Tematicile principale în jurul cărora voluntarele au desfășurat activități, au fost: minorități rrome, cultură și creativitate, participarea tinerilor, proiectul având ca și obiective: promovarea metodelor de educație non-formală, promovarea voluntariatului și cetățeniei active, promovarea importanței învățării interculturale, a dialogului intercultural și a multilingvismului, promovarea respectului față de diversitatea culturală și europeană și a luptei împotriva rasismului și a xenofobiei în rândul tinerilor.

Rezultate:

  • Activități non-formale săptămânale în limba engleză pentru 30 de elevi din clasele primare de la Școala Gimnazială ”Nichita Stănescu” Baia Mare;
  • Activități non-formale săptămânale în limba engleză pentru 20 de copii în cadrul Grădiniței ”Maya” din Baia Mare;
  • Activități non-formale de lucru în echipă și dezvoltare personală,  în limba engleză, pentru liceeni, la Liceul Teoretic ”Nemeth Laszlo” și Colegiul Național ”Vasile Lucaciu” din Baia Mare, beneficiari fiind 80 de tineri;
  • Activități săptămânale non-formale de incluziune socială cu copii proveniți din medii defavorizate și/sau de etnie rromă, cu vârste cuprinse ăntre 5 și 15 ani, la Centrul Comunitar Multifuncțional ROMANII Baia Mare, program desfășurat în parteneriat cu Serviciul Public Asistență Socială Baia Mare, beneficiari fiind 40 de copii și tineri;
  • Activități săptămânale non-formale și de incluziune socială cu 30 de copii și tineri din casele de tip familial, în parteneriat cu Direcția Generală de asistență Socială Maramureș și Hope and Homes for Children – HHC România;
  • Ateliere săptămânale pentru tinerii din comunitatea băimăreană pe tematicile: tehnici de fotografie, zumba și dansuri latino, muzică; În cadrul acestor ateliere au participat 25 de tineri cu vârste cuprinse între 14 și 15 ani din comunitatea locală;
  • Coordonare de activități în cadrul taberei de vară, pe parcursul a 5 zile, pentru copiii proveniți din medii defavorizate și/sau de etnie rromă, beneficiari ai Centrului de Zi al Fundației Somaschi Baia Mare. În cadrul taberei au participat 28 de beneficiari ai Centrului;
  • Desfășurare activități la cea de a 14-a ediții a Jocurilor Speciale de Iarnă 2016, de la Cavnic, organizată de HHC România, cu participarea a 140 de copii și tineri;
  • Participare și desfășurare de activități organizate cu ocazia Zilei Internaționale a Voluntarului, în cadrul Târgului ONG-urilor din Baia Mare;
  • Participare în cadrul acțiunilor și evenimentelor locale ale Asociației YMCA Baia Mare, și/sau în parteneriat cu alte ONG-uri locale de tineret ( training-uri pe diverse teme, prezentări interculturale, evenimente stradale, World Peace Forum, etc)
  • Organizarea unei Biblioteci Vii pentru comunitatea băimăreană
  • Organizarea a 3 Cafenele Publice pentru tineri, abordând teme precum: voluntariatul, cetățenia activă, cetățenia europeană, etc
  • Realizarea a 2 montaje video ce promovează Serviciul European de Voluntariat
  • impartasirea experientei prin creearea saptamanala de articole pe pagina de blog a voluntarelor: http://evsymcabm.com/

TESTIMONIALE

11796436_672660956166912_6851967721263969991_n”În aceste 10 luni petrecute în România, la Asociația YMCA Baia Mare, am învățat o mulțime de lucruri. Mi-am dezvoltat cunoștiințele de limba engleză și am descoperit niște abilități pe care nu credeam să le am. De exemplu, am devenit mai independent ă, iar acum știu cum să îmi gestionez propriul buget, să economisesc bani. Acum nu mai am stereotipuri legate de anumite naționalități și nu mai judec oamenii doar după aspectul lor exterior. Am învățat multe lucruri ce țin de diversitatea culturală, am încercat mâncăruri noi, am învățat diverse dansuri și cântece tradiționale din culturi diferite.  Ceea ce este foarte important pentru mine, am învățat să fiu mai flexibilă, am învățat să lucrez într-o echipă, iar acum nu mai sunt așa de egoistă cum eram înainte. Am învățat multe lucruri de la copiii cu care am lucrat, cum ar fi să mă deschid în fața oamenilor. Paradoxal, în cele din urmă, de la ei am învățat mult mai multe decât i-am învățat eu pe ei.” Alina Husar, Ucraina – 24 ani

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”Acest stagiu EVS mi-a oferit o experiență de nemăsurat. Mi-a oferit noi prieteni, idei noi, o nouă gândire, mai mult curaj și aventură. Oraganizația gazdă mi-a oferit această oportunitate uimitoare de a vedea lumea, de a mă autodepăși, de a ieși din zona mea de confort. Niciodată nu voi regreta decizia de a veni aici, de a deveni voluntar EVS.”Jurgita Kozeniauskaite, Lituania – 24 ani

 

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”Acest proiect mi-a oferit șansa de a învăța enorm de multe lucruri. Am învățat să am mai multă răbdare și să scriu propriul meu proiect. Voluntarii cu care am intrat în contact îmi vor rămâne prieteni pe viață. Un sfat pentru tineri: perseverați, nu vă opriți, luați inițiativă, aveți puterea în mâinile voastre de a schimba lucrurile!” Irene Serrano Gamarra, Spania – 24 ani

 

Organizațiile de trimitere a celor 3 voluntare:

Ucraina: Mykolaivska Miska Molodizhna Hromadska Organizatsiya ”ISKRA”

Spania: Coordinadora Infantil y Juvenil de Tiempo Libre de Vallecas

Lituania: The Blessed J. Matulaitis Social Center

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VIDEO-URI

Video despre proiect, realizat de către cele 3 voluntare:

CE ESTE EVS? Video despre Serviciul European de Voluntariat, realizat de către cele 3 voluntare:

 

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EVS vacancy in France – 12 months

EVS in France

1 VACANCY FOR 1 ROMANIAN VOLUNTEER

SPEND 12 MONTHS VOLUNTEERING in FRANCE – La Roche sur Yon 

Project title: Citoyen Volontaire Contre les Discriminations

Period: 6 June 2016 – 6 June 2017

Coordinating Organization:  Ensemble au Val d’Ornay – La Roche sur Yon, Pays de la Loire, France

Sending Organization: Asociatia YMCA Baia Mare, Romania

Volunteer’s profile: 

1 vacancy for 1 Romanian volunteer.

Age: 18-30

– basic knowledge of French and English language (speaking), responsible, with a sense of initiative, motivated, creative, hard-working, good in working with children and teenagers, willing to coordinate his/her own workshops for children and youth, assist them in their activities.

DSCN0069Volunteer’s role and tasks:

  • The volunteer will have to promote the EVS program and widely the youth mobility to the public of the local community centers and also to our partners of popular education.
  • He/she will develop intercultural, intergenerational and others projects according to the association values.
  • He/she will develop these projects through many fields. The volunteer will be in touch with different peoples according to the specific project. For example:sport stage with young people from 10 to 15.

Children sector:

  • He/she will take part in leisure activities on wenesday during out of school time and during holidays.
  • He/she will take part in wakening of babies with “ludobébé” and “ptites frimousses” (children/parent time).
  • He/she could develop actions on the “terrain d’aventure” site (area with garden for project about environment)
  • He/she will build an activity about his country and  his culture.
  • He/she could develop intercultural, intergenerational projects head for this public.
  • He/she will take part in the childhood committee where the inahbitants discuss and organize projects head for this public.
  • He/she will discover the administrative functioning of the sector.

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  • He/she will take part in the different receptions times and leisure time with people from 11 to 25 in the youth club.
  • He/she will take part in the development of youth exchange projects and summer camps. We will use his nationality and the knowledge of his country to continue the partnership with the organization.
  • He/she will discover different working places..
  • He/she will promote the youth mobility with communication tools and his own experience.
  • He/she will promote the EVS program to the youth city coordination and the others partners.
  • He/she will develop intercultural, intergenerational projects. He will discover the administrative functioning of the sector.

Family and local life sector :

He/she could get involved in project linked to the family sector, like foreign journey, locals parties, outing, ludornay( game areas with show programs), workshop, do-it-yourself activities. He/she will develop citizenship, intercultural and intergenerational projects.

COSTS:

  • travel costs are reimbursed in the limit of 275 EUR
  • Project covers international health insurance, accomodation, monthly utilities (water, heating, electricity, internet), French language lessons
  • Volunteer will receive a monthly individual support (allowance) of 115 EUR, plus money for food and local transport.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Please send your CV (with photo) and motivation letter, both in English, to roxana@ymca.ro, until 10th of May 2016. In the subject line please mention: EVS France

FOR MORE INFORMATION please click here:project info_EVS France

GOOD LUCK!

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1 EVS vacancy in Portugal

Project title: “Make the Difference Through EVS”

Location: Casa Pia de Lisboa – CED Santa Clara, Portugal

Period: 01/10/2016 – 27/09/2017 (12 months)

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This project will take place in Centro de Educação e Desenvolvimento (CED) Santa Clara that is composed by a net of 6 foster homes located in Sintra, Cascais and Oeiras.

Profile of the volunteer: Romanian, age 18-3011205568_10155505540245366_5628534959366283089_n

  • motivated, pro-active, with self-initiative, flexible, highly motivated to work with children and youth in foster homes, patient, good-listener, creative, tolerant to work with people with fewer opportunities with different backgrounds and affected by different problems (ex: education difficulties, coming from broken families/orphans, young people with mental illnesses, with low economic resources, high cultural differences, etc.).

DSC_0178Tasks of the volunteer:

– Animate and implement leisure time activities (ex: sports, music, singing, dance, theatre, handicrafts, watching movies, thematic conversations, etc.)
– Accompany children in outside activities of the foster home (ex: go to the doctor, take children to/from school/playground/cultural places, etc.)
– Motivate children/youngsters to study (ex: English language tutoring, Maths …) and to complete their objectives (ex: with creative methods like games, music, quiz, etc.) and assist them in computers (ex: internet search, Word, Excel, Power point, etc.) and search for jobs, trainings, occupation and leisure activities
– Propose and implement specific activities related to the period of the holidays/ weekends (ex: Christmas theatre play, build Carnival masks, games with Easter eggs, Summer camps, birthdays, etc.)
– Help with the meals
– Help children and youngsters to organize the house and the rooms
– Organisation of offers from the community, etc

COSTS:

  • travel costs (Romania-Portugal, both ways) are reimbursed  in the limit of 360 EUR
  • Project covers international health insurance, accomodation, monthly utilities (water, heating, electricity, internet), Portuguese language lessons
  • Volunteer will receive a monthly individual support (allowance), plus money for food and local transport.

For MORE INFORMATION please read this document: EVS project description – Santa Clara

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Please send your CV (with photo) together with this application form, both in English, to roxana@ymca.ro, until 15thof May 2016In the subject line please mention: EVS Portugal

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The best training I ever had

Y’Mocracy in Mersin, Turkey

This year I had a great opportunity to participate in the training Y’Mocracy in Mersin, Turkey, between 14-20 February 2016. We were 27 participants from Poland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Estonia and we learned about the democratic process, how it’s working in our countries and how we can take part in it.

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The training was organized by Genç Demokratlar an organization from Turkey and it was funded by European Union through Erasmus+ Programme. My sending organization was YMCA Baia Mare, Romania.

_MG_2426Before telling you about our activities you should  know that we had a very nice accommodation next to the beach. SoRAY_8474 (2) few of us we tried to wake up earlier in every morning to catch the incredible sunrise. And about our meals I have to mention that the Turkish food is very, very good. Everyone complained that “the food here is too good and to much”.

The daily schedule was very good divided and we decided that one of the most important role is “if somebody it’s not on the time we will start the activity without that person”. In this case we had enough time for each activity and also enough free time.

20160216_122307I will need one day to tell you about activities so I choose to talk about my favorite one. So in one day they took us to visit the municipality of Mersin, where we had the opportunity to talk about democracy with the local authorities from Mersin. The meeting was very good organized and the press was taking part too. The local authorities were opened to talk to us and to give an answer for each question we had. In the end I have to mention that they offered us tea and presents._MG_3410

About our free time we definitely enjoyed it a lot. The water was  perfect for swimming so we spent a lot of time on the beach. In the evenings I have to admit that we were addicted to the game “Mafia” and we chose to skip few hours of sleep just to play it one more time.

_MG_3026In the last evening we made a big camp fire on the beach and we spent the whole night there chatting. This was one of my best nights ever and I really miss that. I made a lot of friends and I’m planning to visit some of them one day. One participant from Greece decided to go to Macedonia after the training and this means that you can make strong connections with people also in a very short time if you meet the right persons.

By Amalia Pop, Romania

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2 Youth Exchanges in Turkey

1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN EUROPE – Youth Exchange

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Location: ADANA – TURKEYAdana_city

Period: 7th-15th June 2016 (including arrival and departure days)

Vacancies: 5 Places for Romanian participants (18-25 years) + 1 group leader (no age limit), with valid passport.

Theme: stereotypes, prejudice, cultural diversity

Activities: Team work, theatre performance, workshop, local visit, simulation, role plays, meeting with disable people, meeting local authorities

Costs: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided. Travel costs are reimbursed to the participants in the maximum limit of 170 eur (both ways). Costs for the passport and travel/health insurance are not reimbursed.

12525352_10208406692586065_855914788590354021_oFor more info, please read carefully the info pack here: OnceUponInfo

Application: For applying, please fill in the application form-ApplicationForm_OnceUpon and send it to roxana@ymca.ro, until 1st of May 2016, with the subject line: YE-Once Upon a Time in Europe.

The faster you apply, the cheapest the plane tickets are!

 

 

2. EUROPE IN THE EYES OF PUPPETS – Youth Exchange

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12974545_1069512199772056_5785908273651595186_nLocation: ARTVIN – TURKEY

Period: 20th-28th June 2016 (including arrival and departure days)

Vacancies: 4 Places for Romanian participants (18-25 years) + 1 group leader (no age limit), with valid passport.

Theme: creation of puppets by using primarily trash items or recycled materials in order to raise environmental awareness

Activities: Creative puppetry: history of puppets – types of puppets – creating puppets – puppets and environment: give_recycled_puppetkitlearn how to use reused and recycled materials Marionettes: types of marionettes – creating marionettes
Techniques: manipulation and performance techniques Performance: performing – scenography – directing –
music.

Costs: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided. Travel costs are reimbursed to the participants in the maximum limit of 170 eur (both ways). Costs for the passport and travel/health insurance are not reimbursed.

For more info, please read carefully the info pack here: puppets info pack

Application: For applying, please fill in the application form-ApplicationForm_Puppet, and send it to roxana@ymca.ro, until  1st of May 2016, with the subject line: YE-Europe in the Eyes of Puppets.

The faster you apply, the cheapest the plane tickets are!

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