Fight Social Exclusion
Description: The workcamp is organized in co-operation with a local branch of People in Need (PiN), a Czech non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. It is one of the biggest NGOs in Central Europe engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. In Czech Republic, PiN targets education and helps people living in social exclusion. Its Social Integration Programmes promotes social improvement for the poor or vulnerable families through counselling and educational services. Workcamps in Usti nad Labem have a very long tradition. This year, the goal is firstly to prepare meaningful free-time activities for children and youth living in the socially excluded area of the town, present different cultures to them and give them a chance to get new experience. Second goal is to help with renovation in the PiN house and its surroundings.
Type of Work: You will work in a several socially excluded neighbourhoods of Usti nad Labem. Local children have very limited opportunities during summer holidays. You will prepare and organize free-time activities for children and teenagers from the area coming to the afternoon club. The program for children will include trips and outdoor games and sports. Bring some ideas or equipment for games and activities with you. You will also organize two fun days with games for children and help out during a small dance and music festival in the neighbourhood. Presentations about your countries are welcome. Please note that most of the children speak only Czech so be ready for the language barrier and think of other means of communication. Apart from the activities mentioned, you will do some maintenance works in and around the premises of the PiN or in public space. Your own ideas how to beautify the area are welcome. Please bring also some working clothes and shoes that can get dirty.Study part: There will be a guided tour around different workplaces of PiN in Usti nad Labem organized for you at the beginning of the workcamp. You can also learn about the Roma culture, social exclusion in the Czech Republic, welfare system and the activities of the hosting NGO PiN.
Accommodation: In the premises of PiN. You will share one room in the attic. Please bring a sleeping bag and a mat. For participants with children, a separate room can be arranged. There is a bathroom (1 shower, 4 toilets) and a kitchen. Please note that you will share the premises with the employees of PiN and clients. Local partner will provide a budget to buy food and cook meals on your own as a group.
Requirements: Please send a short motivation letter sent with the application form. Describe your experience with or interest in working with children. Give us one example of an activity you can organize for children or teenagers. The workcamp is suitable for volunteers who are interested in the topic of social exclusion and are happy to spend time with children and teenagers. Creativity, organizational skills and team spirit are needed.Note: The workcamp is also open to participants with children (5 i 12 yo).
Approximate Location: Usti nad Labem (city of 100 000 people), Northern Bohemia i in particular three locations of Predlice, Krasne Brezno and Mojzir (areas of the city that have a high percentage of socially disadvantaged people)Leisure time: Trips to the surrounding countryside (nature parks, castles, farms, close-by mountains and historical cities i e.g. Prague). It will be possible to go swimming or enjoy other activities, such as bowling, rafting or hiking. Bring good boots for hiking.
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