Inclusion through art, creativity and social entertainment: Support for kids and youth with fewer opportunities
Description: Social Multidisciplinary Center is part of Municipality of Tirana, Albania. The mission of the center is to improve quality of life for vulnerable people and build social services in the community. The center offers daily services for elderly people in need, homeless children, children with special needs, and families in need of assistance.
The aim of the work camp is to encourage creativity, develop young people's interpersonal skills, support kids with fewer social and economic opportunities, kids from families with divorced parents, unemployed, early school leavers, and those at risk of abuse, etc.
Type of Work: Volunteers will work between 4 – 6 hours a day. Sample activities include drawing, dancing, cooking, acting and playing games with the kids, as well as sharing some details of their culture with everyone to raise intercultural awareness.
Accommodation: The accommodation will be in shared room at the Social Multidisciplinary Center, at the same place where the working venue is. The volunteers will cook for themselves in the kitchen of the center. The daily center is established in the very city center which gives creates opportunities for the volunteers to visit the city in their free time.
Language: Participants are required to be able to speak English. Working language will be mainly Albanian but Albanian volunteers will be there to provide translation from English.
Requirements: Volunteers are required to think in advance and prepare themselves to present the various culture elements of their countries, such as dance, music, traditions, food. They can use pictures, PowerPoint presentations, videos, films, documentaries, etc.
Notes: Volunteers have a choice of deciding in a group when to have 1 day and half off, preferably at the mid-work camp. During their free time the volunteers have the opportunity to visit the visit Tirana city, Kruja city and its historical part, Durresi city and other parts of Albania depending on their preferences.
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