Sjálfboðaverkefni í Afríku, Suður-Ameríku og Asíu á fullum styrk.

AUS er með 4 verkefni á fullum EVS styrk sem staðsett eru í suður Ameríku, Asíu eða Afríku. Þar sem allt er innifalið, húsnæði, matur, tryggingar, vasapeningur tungumálakennsla, flugstyrkur og svo margt margt fleira!

Hver sem er á aldrinum 18-30 ára getur sótt um.

Lesa má um verkefnin og móttökusamtök hér að neðan.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

25 January 2019 

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Young Leaders for Social Change: Entrepreneurship through Volunteering

Target Groups: EVS volunteers, host organisations, young people and the general public

Countries where campaigns, actions or projects will take place: 

  • Africa: Nigeria
  • Latin America: Argentina, Honduras
  • Asia: The Philippines

Duration: 8 months (15 Apr – 15 Dec 2019)

Content: Volunteers supported by the multipliers and host organisations in the project will lead the Social Entrepreneurship Campaigns, Actions or Projects.

Campaigns, Actions or Projects can be of diverse kinds: 

  • Workshops on social entrepreneurship in the local community,
  • Doing a local theatre or Forum Theatre,
  • Creating a school magazine,
  • Productive activities for young refugees, women suffering abuse or the homeless,
  • Making a promotional film,
  • Start-ups for vulnerable groups;
  • Micro-financing projects;
  • Photo exhibition with and for the disabled,
  • Environmental projects such as planting a vegetable garden, garbage collection or environmental education workshops;
  • Producing a guide to successful baking in order to teach children and staff to bake for self-sufficiency;
  • Actions to revive the weaving industry, etc.

Possible ideas and concepts which can be proposed to volunteers during the local SE workshops will be discussed at the International Multiplier Workshop. Since a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship is about an individual’s ability to turn ideas into actions, the volunteers must be supported in these activities by multipliers and host organisations, who will alert them to the context they operate in, the opportunities they should seize, helping them plan, organise and implement their actions.

Visibility & Dissemination: 

A world map on the project website (linked to the ICYE Federation website) will be created to depict global actions. Promotion material for each campaign, action or project should be sent to the ICYE IO for uploading on the world map. ICYE Social Media Guide and ICYE Guide for Visibility and Promotion can be used to create visibility and promote actions. Mass media –press, radio and television channels- should also be contacted at the local and national level.

Evaluation:

By early December 2019, volunteers and multipliers will write reports about their actions, giving feedback on results achieved and if they the targets, aims and objectives set at the outset were achieved. The reports and feedback from the local and international workshops will assist the taskforce in identifying best practice examples and developing the Handbook for Social Entrepreneurship through Volunteering.

Profile of volunteers for the Volunteering Activities

  • Open-mindedness and interest in learning, discovering and interacting with people of a different community, culture and background, and learning a new language;
  • Emotionally and psychologically stable and sociable person;
  • Interested in social entrepreneurship and motivated to do voluntary work;
  • English language skills or the language of the host country are highly recommended so that the volunteer can actively participate in the social entrepreneurship workshop and carry out entrepreneurship campaigns, actions or projects effectively;
  • Flexible and open to undertaking diverse tasks and to implementing entrepreneurial actions with the support of the host organisations;
  • Young people with fewer opportunities (facing economic, educational, geographical obstacles) will be given preference, including those who are ready to build on previous volunteers’ and projects’ experiences;
  • Ready to integrate not only into the local community but also into the host organisation;
  • Between 18 to 30 years of age;
  • Open to writing an article for the ICYE Federation newsletter on their experiences in volunteering and social entrepreneurship.

Host Projects in non-EU Countries

1. El Arca de Honduras (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)

Description
El Arca de Honduras is a member of the El Arca International Federation, which is dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programmes, and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. It was founded in 1964 and today it’s an international organisation operating 149 communities (homes) in 37 countries on all five continents. El Arca de Honduras has two communities (homes) in the country, one in the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, which currently has 28 beneficiaries and another one in southern Honduras, in Choluteca, which currently has 25 beneficiaries. Its main aim is to offer people with intellectual disability a family-styled living environment that encourages them to create a home, to develop their skills and talents, to build friendships, and quite simply, to make the most of life. The beneficiaries live together in homes sharing life with one another and building a community as responsible adults. They participate in different workshops learning how to create different kitchen materials such as tablecloths and mittens, decorations for households such as candles, cleaning materials such as mops, and different types of garments. It is affiliated to CIARH (Coordinadora de Instituciones y Asociaciones de Rehabilitación en Honduras), which is the Honduran network of organisations that works toward the mental and physical rehabilitation of the people of Honduras.

Role of the volunteer
The main role of the volunteers in El Arca de Honduras is to support the qualified staff members of the organisation mainly in the two types of workshops taught to the organisation’s beneficiaries, people with disabilities. These workshops are occupational and therapeutic. The volunteer also supports in the different activities in the daily cohabitation with the beneficiaries, and with chores in order to upkeep and maintain the organisation’s home.

Tasks of the volunteer
During the first period of adaptation, the volunteers will test each  activity of El Arca de Honduras to understand which one is more suitable according to their skills and attitudes. This phase is very important in order to implement the project’s goals and to overcome possible communication problems with the hosts. The volunteer will be assigned to an area which best suits her/his abilities and interests. In case the volunteer has know-how that the organization does not possess, the volunteer will be given a chance to put it into practice. According to this, any of the activities described below will be open to suggestions coming from the volunteers:

a) Supporting the activities of the occupational and therapeutic workshops:
Occupational Workshops: making kitchen materials such as tablecloths and mittens, decorations for households such as candles, cleaning materials such as mops, and different types of garments.
Therapeutic Workshops: educational and board games, recreational activities such as walks, massage lessons, painting. The presence of the volunteer will contribute to stimulating hosts to take part in such workshops and activities. They will also be able to suggest other new activities according to their culture, for example international cooking or traditional music and dance shows.

b) Helping in everyday life:
– The volunteer will support the staff members in preparing meals and the hosts with special needs during the meal by cutting the meat, helping them to drink water and eat, etc.
– Supporting the people with disabilities by participating in preparing their meals and house duties, as well as sharing other things like free time in a family.

c) Developing social relationships:
– The volunteer will have important contacts with the hosts, spending with them most of the time talking and listening to their special needs (for example: helping them to walk through the home, playing cards, reading newspaper, telling stories, writing, and so on).

Practical arrangements
Working Hours: The volunteer will work about 7 hours every day from Monday to Friday. The weekly working time is 35 hours. In the home of El Arca de Honduras in Tegucigalpa, the daily working time will usually be 8:00 – 16:00 from Monday to Friday. The timetable will be set up according to the volunteer’s skills and preferences. The  volunteer will have the opportunity to propose her/his own initiatives.
Days off: Saturdays and Sundays
Holidays: 15th September; 3rd, 12th and 21st October; 15th December – 15th January (holiday in the workshops). Moreover, the volunteer shall receive 2 days off per month, so for the 8-months volunteering period, the volunteer will have 16 days off, which can be taken in
consultation with the host project.
Food: The volunteer can share three daily meals together with the beneficiaries and staff members, and/or with the host family if she/he is allocated to live in a host family.
Accommodation: El Arca de Honduras has suitable accommodation for international volunteers within the organisation, or the volunteer can be allocated to a host family outside of the organisation.

Local Transport: The volunteer will be explained on using local transport during the on-arrival and orientation activities. The home of El Arca de Honduras in Tegucigalpa is located in an area accessible by local transport.

2. FUNDACION SES (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Description
“We are a social organization that has worked for the inclusion of vulnerable young people since 1999.

Our Mission is:

  • To work with young people, to promote their access to education and work, and citizen participation.
  • To contribute to the construction of public policies and the strengthening of organizations working with young people from a rights perspective.

SES stands for:

  • Sustainability: for their commitment to future generations
  • Education: understood as the engine of development
  • Solidarity: basic element of social integration

Objective:

  • To develop and promote youth social inclusion to improve the educational, social, political and economic situation of young people and adolescents.
  • Strengthen the technical and advocacy capacities of social organizations specialized in adolescence and youth, to contribute to the improvement of the impact of their actions.
  • Promote the participation of youth in the design and implementation of initiatives and programs for inclusion and access to rights.
  • To convene and involve different sectors of civil society, private companies and the States, to assume commitments in the task for the social inclusion of young people.

Strategies:

  • The construction of networks and alliances
  • Strengthening civil society organizations

Role of the volunteer
Volunteer will help in developing the areas of work of SES, which will coordinate and supervise his/her roles and tasks. The volunteer will have the chance to help entrepreneurs, give workshops and provide support in specific subjects.

Tasks of the volunteer

  • Communication and Social Media
  • Workshops
  • Trainings to entrepreneurs

Practical arrangements
Working Hours: 30 hours per week
Days off: Weekends
Holidays: The volunteer shall receive 2 days off per month, so for the 8-months volunteering period, the volunteer will have 16 days off, which can be taken in consultation with the host project.
Food: Expenses for food will be covered.
Accommodation: The volunteer will be accommodated in SES’s house for volunteers.

Local Transport: Transport costs from the accommodation to the workplace will be covered

3. Cebu Technological University Argao Campus (Cebu City, Philippines)

Description
Cebu Technological University (CTU) is a government-run educational institution located in Cebu, Philippines. CTU is home to over 40,000 Filipino students from mostly low income families across the province of Cebu.

It has one main campus in Cebu City, eight satellite campuses in the Municipalities of Argao, Barili, Carmen, Daanbantayan, Danao Moalboal, San Francisco and Tuburan and twelve extension campuses in Bantayan Island, San Remigio, Tabogon, Pinamungajan, Bitoon-Barili, Bonbon-Cebu City, San Fernando, Naga, Dumanjug, Malabuyoc, Samboan and Oslob.

Aside from providing quality tertiary education, CTU understands its role beyond its campuses, that’s why the dynamic presence of community/research extension services in all of its campuses are well
placed to support its commitment on community development. The CTU-Argao Campus through its Extension Services Department has been actively involved on the industry of Hablon production specifically on research, product development, community organizing and livelihood initiatives. Hablon is a by-product produced in a traditional process of weaving known in the town of Argao. It is made of local fibers such as piña, abaca, and cotton.

The Hablon industry in Argao, Cebu has been intricately woven in history, making it a part of its people’s culture and identity. As accounted by many Spanish missionaries, the weaving industry is as old as the town itself. That’s why the school is making an aggressive move in building collaboration with like-minded institutions to help revive the interest of the local people in the production of the fabric, create market demand to provide financial stability and most of all retain the tradition and cultural identity of its local people.

Role of the volunteer
The role of the volunteer is to appreciate, learn and replicate the knowledge, attitude and skills gained from the project. Specifically, the volunteer will be actively involved in the product development and share new ideas and innovations to further develop the Hablon Fabric Production Project. The volunteer’s role is also to share his/her culture and have a rich intercultural interaction between the locals to also experience their local way of life.

Tasks of the volunteer

  • Appreciate and understand the culture and traditions of Hablon Industry and local life
  • Get familiar with the production and marketing of the local fabric industry and other related cottage industries
  • Share/suggest ideas and or innovations for further product development of local cottage industry
  • Co-facilitate and or organize capacity building training to the local youth about local cottage industry, inter-cultural learning and other product related development
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of local cottage industry
  • Meet and interact with local community like students and staff of CTU-Argao, local government and other local communities
  • Review and give feedback for product or program development
  • Document experiences and make recommendations
  • Learn to speak the local language

Practical arrangements
Working Hours: 8 hours/day
Days off: Two days a week, usually weekends
Holidays: National and local holidays and other special non-working holidays. In addition, the volunteer shall receive 2 days off per month, so for the 8-months volunteering period, the volunteer will have 16 days off, which can be taken in consultation with the host project.
Food: Food will be provided by the host family or at the school. If food is not provided, expenses for food will be covered.
Accommodation: It is possible that the volunteer will be accommodated in the school facility sharing a room with some faculties or staff or will live with a host family wherein, he/she will have a room that will be shared by member of the family with the same gender.

Local Transport: If transportation is required to travel from host family to the workplace, these expenses will be covered by the host organisation.

4. Hope for HIV/AIDS Life Support International (Lagos, Nigeria)

Description
Hope for HIV/AIDS International is a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Lagos, Nigeria. It was officially registered in 2008 after 9 years of operating under the name Hope for AIDS Outreach.

Hope for HIV/AIDS International works with and seeks to mobilize churches and various institutions to work together to promote the research of HIV/AIDS, fighting against HIV/AIDS stigma, discrimination and the abuse and denial of rights for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

The organisation basically is into social entrepreneurship development in the sense that they give hope to women, girls, children who have lost hope in life due to the loss of the family members, fathers, mothers to HIV/AIDS. And this they have been doing for almost ten years. They have helped these people to be socially responsible, have empowered them with all the skill acquisition programmes they offer and believe believed these skill acquisition has contributed positively to the overall economy of the country.

They provide free education for less privilege children in underdeveloped communities, raise funds to support the families and books to support the schools. They also get sponsors to establish those that have gone through the skill acquisition programmes.

The organisation has skilled professionals and teachers who run the various teams and also work hand in hand with other qualified and experienced organizations that share their ideas and run the same programmes with them.

Role of the volunteer
The volunteer’s service will be mostly supportive. He/She will be expected to also offer any professional or practical help at all times. in “Hope for HIV/AIDS” runs different entrepreneurship activities in some local communities in Lagos, and we aim at empowering girls who are orphaned or HIV positive and those widowed due to the loss of their husbands from HIV/ AIDS.

The volunteer will help build capacity and share knowledge and good practice in entrepreneurial learning activities and the after school literacy class, promote non-formal education as a tool to promote entrepreneurship. It will also help if the volunteers show their culture to the children by organising activities related to their countries.

Tasks of the volunteer
The volunteer’s service will be supportive in nature. She/he will be expected to offer practical support in the different entrepreneurship activities organised by Hope for HIV/AIDS in local communities in Lagos. It aims at empowering girls who are orphaned or HIV positive and those widowed due to the loss of their husbands from HIV/ AIDS.

The volunteer will help build capacity and share knowledge and good practice in entrepreneurial learning activities and the after school literacy class, promote non-formal education as a tool to promote entrepreneurship. It will also help if the volunteers present their culture to the children by organising activities related to their countries.

Practical arrangements
Working Hours: 9.00am-16.00hrs
Days off: Weekends
Holidays: All government declared holidays. The volunteer shall also receive 2 days off per month, so for the 8-months volunteering period, the volunteer will have 16 days off, which can be taken in consultation with the host project.
Food: Will be provided by host family and lunch at the project.  Allowance for this will be provided.
Accommodation: The volunteer will be accommodated at a host family.

Local Transport: Allowance for transportation will be provided by ICYE Nigeria at the beginning of each month.

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