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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 2nd of September 2016In the subject line please mention: EVS Portugal

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Turkish Delight

“Sustainable and Ecological Life in Europe” was a training course which took place in Turkey-Kayseri (Gesi), between 22-29 May 2015 and it was organized bye “Green Future” (informal group). The main topics of the training were: permaculture, eco-life, eco-building, eco-village, nature, organic farming, free range, freeconomy. YMCA Baia Mare sent 3 participants: Andrei, Iulia and Vlad. Here are their stories:

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“My name is Andrei Moldovan, I’m 25 years old, and I participated in an Eco camp in Kayseri-Turkey, between IMG_270522nd-29th of May 2015.

Once I landed to Kayseri, I knew a great experience is expecting us. I and my co-nationals Vlad and Iulia got there one day before other participants, from 6 other countries, so we had a day just for ourselves, to get to know the village better, and our hosts, who were extremely welcoming and friendly.

During that certain week, I had the chance to meet amazing people, taste IMG_56891great food cooked by our host (I even gained 2 kilo because of her J), visit breath-taking places like Cappadocia, with its amazing scenery and landscapes, sleep in a tent again, do ecological activities and discussions, and to disconnect from the daily routine, be without internet and phone signal, shortly, to be closer to nature and people.

At the end of this camp, before leaving Turkey, I decided to spend few more days visiting Istanbul and fell in love with it again.

All in all, it was a great experience, which can hardly be described in only few lines. And whoever considers taking trainings in this kind of camps, don’t hesitate! You might lose the best fun of your life!”

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“Hello dear readers!

IMG_5250We are Iulia & Vlad and we want to share our wonderful experience in Turkey with all of you.

First of all, let us tell you why we applied in this project (Sustainable and ecological life in Europe). We think that we spend most of our time in the city, locked in an office, in an artificial environment away from nature. We sense more and more the urge to reconnect and return to our roots, with more respect for the environment. When we saw the project’s IMG_5789theme, we thought that we can improve our knowledge in this subject that we are most concerned: ecology and sustainability. A very nice thing was also that the project was held in Turkey, a country that we are attracted by its culture, its taste and colors.

We stayed for one week in a small and remote village called Gesi at a IMG_5974wonderful family that tried and succeeded to make our visit as nice as possible. For us it was like a big happy family reunion, even though it was the first time there.

We had the opportunity to exchange ideas with participants from other countries in ecological problems and explore local environmental concerns and issues.IMG_5476

It was such an amazing experience “juggling” everyday between meetings, team projects, games and field trips (we had the time to visit Capadoccia, Kayseri and Istanbul).

One of the best things it was that we had the chance to stay at a local family, to explore experience and taste the “real Turkey”. We had such wonderful time with everyone there and just wished that we could have stayed a few more weeks… we’ll just leave the pictures to talk.”

 

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EVS vacancy in France – 12 months

SPEND 12 MONTHS VOLUNTEERING in FRANCE – La Roche sur Yon 

Project title: Citoyen Volontaire Contre les Discriminations

1 VACANCY FOR 1 ROMANIAN VOLUNTEER

Period: 1 October 2015 – 31 September 2016

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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.

Volunteer’s role and tasks:P1180190

  • 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.

EVS teamYouth sector:

  • 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 100% in the limit of 170 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 20th of September 2015In the subject line please mention: EVS France

GOOD LUCK!

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