Όπως κάθε χρόνο έτσι και φέτος η ΕΛΙΞ, καθώς επίσης οι ισότιμοι εταίροι της και τα συνδεδεμένα μέλη του διεθνούς δικτύου "Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations" ανακοινώνουν τα καινούργια Θερινά Προγράμματα Εθελοντικής Εργασίας. Αυτά τα «workcamps», όπως είναι κοινώς γνωστά, έχουν προκύψει από την ευρεία συνεργασία των οργανώσεων και τη σχετική ανταλλαγή πληροφοριών. Μέσα από τη μηχανή αναζήτησης της Οργάνωσης (link), μπορείτε να βρείτε το workcamp που σας συναρπάζει και σας ταιριάζει, ανάλογα με την ηλικία, τα ενδιαφέροντα και τη διαθεσιμότητα σας!
Παρακάτω παρατίθενται κάποια από τα πιο δημοφιλή προγράμματα εθελοντικής εργασίας, τα οποία θα πραγματοποιηθούν σε χώρες της Αφρικής, Ασίας και Νοτίου Αμερικής. Τα Workcamps αυτά σας δίνουν μία ιδιαίτερη ευκαιρία για να επισκεφτείτε τις χώρες αυτές, να γνωρίσετε την τοπική κουλτούρα και αναπτύξετε πτυχές της προσωπικότητας σας μέσω της πολυπολιτισμικότητας, με την οποία θα έρθετε σε επαφή.
Παρακάτω θα βρείτε οκτώ (8) προτάσεις για workcamps σε χώρες όπως Κένυα, Ταϊλάνδη, Χονγκ Κονγκ κλπ. Διαλέξτε το Πρόγραμμα που σας ταιριάζει και ετοιμαστείτε για μια εμπειρία ζωής!
Projects’ description :
1) ΚΕΝΥΑ - KVDA/MLTV/2023/23 – NYAMANCHE PRIMARY SCHOOL – KIDS/MANU-EDU, 01/01/23 – 31/12/23, Age 18-99
Female genital mutilation is a strong tradition in this community. It is illegal. But still more than one third of the women are circumcised and each and every young woman is subjected to the cut. The church has preached against FGM for decades but in spite of the deep devoutness, the priests do not have enough power over the souls. FGM has nothing to do with religion; it is a so-called culture and tradition in certain groups. The practice is deeply rooted in views on chastity, transition to womanhood, purity for marriage and basically a wish to control women sexually. In certain areas the survival and fertility of the local community is assumed to be threatened if the girls are not circumcised. Many brave young girls who refuse FGM are regarded as unmarriageable and become outcasts. It is a brutal act, painful and has led to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Volunteers will be required to liaise with other stakeholders in creation of awareness to the community.
2) MEXICO – VIVE23.07 – SEA TURTLES CONSERVATION V – ENVI, 30/08/23 – 11/09/23, Age 18-99
Based on the time of the year the volunteers will be working during the day or at night in the months of August and September from 20:00 to 08:00. Depending on the number of turtles that come ashore, two teams might be formed among the volunteers. In this way, each group will be taking turns, working one night, and taking the next night off for recovery. In addition, the weekends are also spared for resting. Please take into account that the schedule is subject to change depending on the weather conditions and the condition of the sea turtles and it is possible to work with crocodiles in case there is no work with turtles, this can happen mostly in the months of January and February.
3) THAILAND – VSA2308-1 – PEACE VILLAGE-SONGKHLA – RENO/SOCI/EDU, 14/08/23 – 26/08/23, Age 18-65
It is important for creative teaching to be recognized. Teaching certificates are not needed for the volunteers, but creativity is essential. TThrough creative teaching, the villagers will be given the opportunity to communicate through a different language, as well as to get to know new cultures. The volunteers will renovate the VSA Learning Home building, as well as the garden and surrounding area.
4) CAMBODIA – CYA2316 – GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER (GEC) – EDU/ART, 07/08/23 – 18/08/23, Age 18-79
Volunteers will be working on organizing different workshops, training courses and activities to support students’ learning and development. Volunteers will also be teaching english to students and join construction activities to renovate GEC classroom, beautify the campus, and build building for GEC office, library, and computer rooms.
5) INDONESIA – DJ-2308 – GUARDIANS OF JAVA COAST – ENVI/SOCI/EDU, 28/08/23 – 08/09/23, Age 18-35
The role of the volunteer will be to assist local staff and learn the implementation of renewable energy resources, such as waste management and planting mangrove. It will also be to support local staff to maintain the center. Moreover, the presence of volunteers could give some ideas and feedback for the improvement in Rumah Ilham.
6) HONG KONG – VT2301 – COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABLE LIFE IN HONG KONG – SOCI, 23/08/23 – 28/08/23, Age 18-19
This project is organized by VolTra. During the project, participants will be able to experience the life of a local farmer and fisherman in Hong Kong, explore local communities, in a mission to experience and develop empathy towards the local community’s needs and culture. Among other activities will be to :
- Create an understanding of a more sustainable way of living in Hong Kong
- Explore the community through challneges
- Join the “Do Good” volunteer platform in order to volunteer anytime, anywhere
- Organize a cultural day with local people
7) NEPAL – FFN-14 – BANEPA – ENVI, 01/09/23 – 14/09/23, Age 18-65
You will build a water tank and a well, for clean water access. Work also includes construction of a seniors home, organization of daily activities for seniors, creation of a garden near the community house. In addition you will help with the empowerment of women and prepare them for the job market. Furthermore you will develop the community house, with the creation of a rooftop space to be used as meeting space. Other activities include :
- Making fire line( fire break) surrounding community forest
- Reconstruct Hindu temple in the Banepa village
- Construction of a wall around the local primary school
- Repair of wooden shelters for the local community
8) NEPAL – VINLMTV2303-B – CHILDREN’S LIFE SKILLS FACILITATION – KIDS, 01/01/23 – 31/12/23, Age 18-80
Children’s Life Skills Facilitation Clubs provide a platform for children to develop their life skills and explore their talents. Over the last five years the children’s clubs have organized camps and provided children with life-skills, sanitation training and creative classes, such as writing and street drama. The clubs also organize extracurricular activities and inter-school competitions. Together, volunteers and the clubs can arrange life skill activities. Your role will be to create workshops that deal with leadership training, life skills and other ways to empower kids. It will also be to organize creative activities oriented around such tasks as contemporary dance and/or formal debate on issues such as promoting/protecting human rights.