Call for a new EVS project
„Here There 16”
starting on 1.10.16 for one year
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
A.C.T.O.R. (Cultural Association for Theatre and Origami in Romania) is looking for candidates with the ages between 18 and 30 from the following countries: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden to apply for the “Here There 16” project.
Location: Bucharest, Romania
This project is financially supported by Erasmus plus Program (KA1- Youth).
WHAT IS “HERE THERE 16”?
Assisted by Romanian teachers, the volunteers will create animation activities on the theme of cultural diversity for over 3000 beneficiaries. For the hosting community, the project represents a way of appreciating the values of volunteering in general and of EVS in special, influencing the formal educational system to adopt non-formal methods.
Each week, the EVS and the young Romanian volunteers are involved in clinic animation activities in 5 hospitals of Bucharest (Grigore Alexandrescu, Budimex, Lacul Bucura, Centrul de Recuperare Nicolae Robănescu and Centru Sf. Vasile) for over 1200 very sick children during a year. Twice a month, the volunteers of this project will organize workshops for the disadvantaged youngsters from rural areas, volunteering and EVS promotion using Forum Theatre methods.
The promotion of volunteering through forum theater sessions for young disadvantaged kids is a common activity of all EVS volunteers of this project, which will all be part of the organizational team of some events with artistic or social character : fund-raising campaigns, toy collecting campaigns (Easter and Christmas), The Festival of Cultural Diversity, performances, workshops and more.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
- CLINIC ANIMATION FOR THE CHILDREN IN 5 HOSPITALS OF BUCHAREST (3 days a week, 2 hours a day)’
WHAT is CLINIC ANIMATION?
Through this activity we are trying to cheer up the children and make them forget about the unfriendly environment of a hospital. Our volunteers play with puppets, balloons, draw, read, make different creation workshops, make origami with the children, depending on what the condition of the child is and on the way the volunteer likes to express himself.
WHO are the beneficiaries?
The categories of children from the hospitals (Grigore Alexandrescu, Budimex, Lacul Bucura, Centrul de Recuperare Nicolae Robănescu and Centrul Sf. Vasile) are with orthopedic problems or burned, from the oncology section or with lung problems.
Some of them are also from poor families or from other social areas with problems.
Their treatment often requires a long period in the hospital, an unfriendly environment for the child. Also, because of the condition of the children, working with them requires special care and responsibility form the volunteers, but also creativity.
- MEETINGS WITH YOUNGSTERS IN RURAL AREAS
At these meetings you will talk about a youngster’s life into an European context. Here you will use different methods such as forum theatre or debates to challenge the youngsters into considering their role in the community or in Europe in general and about volunteering.
WHO are the beneficiaries?
They are young people from high schools in rural, disadvantaged areas. Working persons of this age requires a special type of communication, different to the one of the beneficiaries from the hospitals.
- PRESENTING YOUR CULTURE TO CHILDREN (4-11 years old) through games, poems, songs and other playful activities.
WHO are the beneficiaries of this activity & organization?
This activity will take most time of your schedule and throughout the year, you will meet hundreds of children from different kindergartens, schools, social centers in Bucharest and all around Romania.
With each group, each volunteer will have 3 meetings (1 meeting per week). From Monday to Friday you will have each day at least 1 meeting with one group.
Cultural diversity workshops will be also organized in different rural kindergarten, schools and social centers. In the holyday time, these events will be organized in camps in different places around Romania.
In all of these activities above you will be the ambassador of your culture:
- Through attractive, playful and interactive ways, used by you, the children should discover and understand themselves and the world around them better.
Other kind of activities can be getting involved in A.C.T.O.R.’s annual events:
- Flower Campaign(fundraising selling in community origami flowers to can make Easter gifts for children in hospitals)
- Christmas Campaign(collecting toys from children, clinging and preparing them for Santa’s gifts)
- Aici Acolo Festival – cultural diversity event for children.
- Shadow Theatre performances for disadvantaged children.
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
Download the application form application-file-HT-16-emty, fill in all the information along with your CV and a cover letter and send them by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANT TO TAKE A SNEAK PEEK?
This is a taste of what the previous volunteers were doing in last year’s project:
PRESENTING YOUR CULTURE IN SCHOOLS
CLINIC ANIMATION FOR CHILDREN
WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS
“Here There 16” project continues the goals and activities done during the previous EVS project, called “Here There Plus”.
This project is a follow up of a long list of EVS projects:
Here There Plus: https://htplus.wordpress.com/
Aici Acolo 13 14: https://heretherebyactor.wordpress.com/
Aici Acolo Peste Tot: http://aiciacolopestetot.wordpress.com/
Aici Acolo Diversity: http://actordiversity.wordpress.com/
Aici Acolo: http://aiciacolo.wordpress.com/
Acolo Aici: http://acoloaici.wordpress.com/
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